US President Donald Trump on Tuesday took yet another dig at the mainstream press and expressed his contentment with a social media platform as a medium of communication and said that it makes him very happy. Trump said, “Generally speaking, I am very happy. You know I have almost a hundred million people following, so when the press treats me unfairly or bad or fake, I sort of can go around them, so I am really very happy with Twitter – I will tell you that, really. It’s modern-day form of communication – social media- and a lot of people wish they had it, we have close to a hundred million people.”
“When the press treats me unfairly or bad or fake, I sort of can go around them, so I’m really very happy with Twitter,” Pres. Trump says. pic.twitter.com/vt1rfWB0ob
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 21, 2017
Although, the president had drawn both criticism and praise for his use of Twitter during the 2016 election and is often targeted even now over it after becoming president of the US. In an interview president Trump had even said that he owes his presidency to his favorite social media platform – Twitter. “I think that maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press,” said Trump. Trump added that Twitter provides him with his own form of media where he can communicate directly with the American people without the media, aol.com had quoted him as saying.
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President also said that reason behind using Twitter a lot is that if he doesn’t tweet, his message gets misrepresented in the press. Trump also revealed that his tweets sometimes go through a mediator, and that he often asks for advice before sharing a message online. The president even said that his staff asks him often to tweet about stories they feel are being misrepresented in the press.