Accurate or bogus: NBC’s poll that Americans want Trump to lay off the Tweeting?
In the clip aired during Wednesday’s ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump cited the case of a Georgia Democratic congressman who incorrectly claimed his boycott of Friday’s inauguration would be a first-time event for him.
‘John Lewis said he’s never done it before, where he skipped an inauguration. Well, he has. It turned out to be a lie. So I’m able to say that,’ Trump recounted, referring to Lewis’s similar boycott of President George W. Bush’s 2001 inaugural.
‘Now if the press were honest, which it’s not, I would absolutely not use Twitter. I wouldn’t have to,’ Trump said.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s senior communications adviser and former campaign manager, said in a separate Fox News interview that Trump’s tweets – which reach more than 20 million people – aren’t going away.
‘It’s precisely the way he ran his campaign, an won – directly communicating. The man is the most brilliant communicator and national natural connector I’ve ever seen, in politics or otherwise,’ Conway said.
‘And so he will continue that, because the American people want information immediately.’ —DailyMail
His tweeting is controversial, for sure. It grabs the news cycle by the… collar.
It’s how he won in the first place.
As he’s sworn in, should we expect more of it, or should he dial it back?