President-elect Donald Trump is a fanatic of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). He is said to have an itchy finger and is likely to upgrade his use for the social media platform once he is sworn in as next president of the United States. However, many Americans have nothing to celebrate in regards to Trump’s Twitter habit. A new NBC/WSJ poll reveals that 69% of Americans wished that Trump cut down his use Of Twitter calling it a bad idea.
The president-elect who goes by the Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump is on record for his rapid-fire messages, which more often than not have had unintentional major insinuations. More and more people both Democrats and Republicans have expressed their dissatisfaction in Trump’s tweeting. In fact, 89% of Democrats have a very downbeat view of Trump’s use of Twitter.
Dishonest press pushes Trump into the active use if Twitter
The president-elect has maintained that he will keep his personal account active other than using the official @POTUS account. He brags about having over 50 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram combined. The Twitter account alone has 46 million people right now. However, even as American rush out at him, Trump has confessed that he also does not like Tweeting because he has other things to do.
Nonetheless, he is prompted to Tweet by dishonest media. Hence he has no choice as much as he really wants to restrain. Speaking in an interview that aired on Fox & Friends, Trump said, “Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press, and it’s my only way that I can get out and correct.”
Trump has been not so restrained lashing out at the media
Right from the time of campaigns, Trump has been very hard on the media according to U.S. intelligence officials. More often than not a majority of his tweets are touching on natural security topics the likes of Russian cyber attacks on the United States. He says that when he feels misrepresented his weapon for countering is through Twitter.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s stock closed at $16.79 a fall of $0.32 or 1.87%.