In November 2008, The New York Times ran the headline “How Obama Tapped into Social Networks’ Power“. The article puts a rather positive spin on how well Candidate Obama was able to use Social Media and the Internet during his 2008 campaign for President. 2008 marked the beginning of a new era of social media and politics and Barack Obama set the bar on its utilization. In 2016 Candidate Donald Trump raised that bar to a whole new level. Twitter was his platform of choice, and the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account became a force in the 2016 Presidential election.
Is the Real Donald Trump Twitter account a Good Idea?
I doubt that anyone would argue the claim that Donald Trumps Twiiter account helped him win the election. I think it would be fair to say that without it he would not be our President now. Candidate Trump has now become President Trump and there are many out there of the opinion that President Trump should not be tweeting any longer. That the election is over and the tweets of real Donald Trump Twitter are not Presidential. The President now has an official Presidential Twitter account @POTUS. This account is run by White House staff and is the official account of POTUS. I believe the idea is that by using only this official account that some how control of President Trumps tweets could be obtained.
This all sounds reasonable. Politics is a serious business, and the political narrative of the day needs to be controlled by those with experience, and I think that is all a load of crap! The only people who want President Trump to stop tweeting are those who hate him and want him out of office. Why in the world would he take their advice.
The Value of The Real Donald Trumps Twitter
President Trump has said he likes to use Twitter to bypass the media and get his message to the media unflitered. That is a valid point but I believe the value of Trumps Tweets goes much deeper than that. I am a Trump supporter and I use Twitter. You can view my tweets and follow me
What i have discovered in the past few months is “Trumpers” who are actively engaged on Twitter feel strongly connected to their President. We read his tweets, we see him defend himself against the viscious attacks of the media. Many forget that those of us who support President Trump feel like we are constantly under attack as well. We are viewed as Rascists, Sexists, and Islamaphobs just to name a few, and are considered Deplorable by the media and Democrat leadership. Seeing our President fight back against those attacks has forged a strong bond. It may only be a “virtual” bond, but it is strong. That is the real value of The Real Donald Trumps Twitter, and those who oppose him hate that.
If you have ever used Twitter you know that you will make mistakes. There will be typos and thoughts tweeted that would have been better unvoiced. But Twitter is what makes this President the most transparent in history and the most connected to his supporters in this Age of technology.
Don’t ever stop tweeting President Trump!