Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Aide says Donald Trump's Twitter engagement a "really exciting part" of his presidency
President-elect Donald Trump has frequently turned to Twitter to get his message out -- and incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr. Trump’s engagement with supporters on social media will be “a really exciting part” of his presidency.
“I think that his use of social media in particular … is gonna be something that’s never been seen before,” Spicer said in an interview with Rhode Island news station WPRI released on Monday. “He has this direct pipeline in the American people, where he can talk back and forth.”
Mr. Trump, who at last count had just under 18 million Twitter followers, tweets about seemingly everything -- from criticism of his political opponents to pushback on media stories he deems unfair. In the last 24 hours alone, Mr. Trump has used Twitter to push back on President Obama’s claim that he could have beaten Mr. Trump at the polls in 2016, criticize the United Nations for not living up to its “great potential” and defend his charitable foundation.