Cease Tweeting While President
Current Status: BrokenAs of
"You know, I tweeted today, @realDonaldTrump. I tweet. Don’t worry, I’ll give it up after I’m president. We won’t tweet anymore. I don’t know. Not presidential."
- Trump speech in Warwick, RI, April 2016
@realDonaldTrump's Tweet activity hasn't abated since becoming President-elect; we will see if he follows through post-inauguration.
For example, a set of tweets in December 2016 addressed current foreign policy issues:
Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
More explicitly, Trump said in a January 2017 interview that he will keep using his own Twitter account as a means to bypass conventional media reporting. He reiterated this statement at one of the inaugural balls on January 20, 2017, saying "Should I keep the Twitter going or not? Keep it going? I think so."
As of January 20th, 2017, Trump has access not only to his personal Twitter handle, @realDonaldTrump, but also the official White House account (@whitehouse) and the @POTUS account. Trump used these new (to him) accounts to tweet routine events, but only two days after swearing in, he was back to his usual tweet behavior on his personal account:
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017