US President Donald J. Trump Defends His Use Of Social Media In A Series Of Tweets

US President Donald J. Trump has defended his use of social media in a series of tweets, after a debate over the comments that he made about two MSNBC TV presenters recently. In this session, we will learn about his response to the controversy caused by his one of the latest tweets.

Trump’s Response To The Controversy

On Saturday, Trump tweeted,

“My use of social media is not presidential – it’s modern day presidential.”

“The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media,”

he added,

“But remember, I won the 2016 election with interviews, speeches, and social media.”

Despite the criticism, Trump stepped up his attack on Brzezinski on Saturday, calling her “dumb as a rock“.

Source: Houston Chronicle (Trump's tweet on Mika and Joe)
Source: Houston Chronicle (Trump’s tweet on Mika and Joe)

Trump also said that social media gave him the opportunity to connect directly to the public, bypassing the mainstream media, whose content he regularly labels as “fake news“. He also stepped up his attack on CNN after it retracted an article alleging that one of the president’s aides was under investigation by Congress.

“I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism. It’s about time!”

The story, later removed from the website following an internal investigation, resulted in the resignations of three CNN journalists: Thomas Frank, investigative unit editor & Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Lictblau, and Lex Harris, who oversaw the investigations unit. Trump has repeatedly called CNN “fake news“. Likewise, he also has previously labeled Buzzfeed a “failing pile of garbage“.

Other’s Response

His tweets have been condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike, despite the White House springing to his defense. Many consider the language used by President Trump as an unsuitable one for the holder of the highest office.

Source: The Hill (New York Post's THREE WORD EDITORIAL on Trump's controversial tweets)
Source: The Hill (New York Post’s THREE WORD EDITORIAL on Trump’s controversial tweets)

On Friday, the New York Post published a three-word editorial on his tweets,

“Stop. Just stop.”

Senator Lindsey Graham said that Trump’s remarks were “beneath the office” of the president, while fellow Republican Ben Sasse said, “this isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office“.

President Trump has more than 33 million followers on his Twitter account. His 140-character posts have been condemned by both politicians and commentators. Even his own aides have previously expressed concern over his tweets.

Response From The Targeted TV Presenters

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the latest targeted TV presenters hit back, accusing Trump of an “unhealthy obsession” with them“. They also alleged that the White House had tried to blackmail them into apologizing for their show’s negative coverage of the President.

Source: Observer (Mika and Joe respond to Trump's tweet targeting them)
Source: Observer (Mika and Joe respond to Trump’s tweet targeting them)

The Attack

Earlier the previous week, Trump launched a crude personal attack on MSNBC TV presenters Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. On Thursday, he tweeted, mocking MSNBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, saying she had been “bleeding badly from a facelift” when he saw her six months ago.

Source: Infowar (Trump's controversial tweet on Mika Brzezinski)
Source: Infowar (Trump’s controversial tweet on Mika Brzezinski)

Trump also went on to verbally attack her co-host and partner, Scarborough, describing him as “psycho Joe“.

Short Bio of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States of America. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.