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==Twitter==
Both as a candidate and as President, Donald Trump has used [[Twitter]] more than any other national political figure. President Trump himself noted that he could "get the honest and unfiltered message out" through Twitter, and he wrote on the social media site that "if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH."<ref>Miller, S.A. (June 6, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/6/donald-trump-vows-continue-tweeting-i-can-get-hone/ Trump vows to continue tweeting: ‘I can get the honest and unfiltered message out’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 6, 2017.</ref><ref>Quinn, Melissa (June 6, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-media-hates-my-honest-and-unfiltered-twitter-messages/article/2625046 Trump: Media hates my 'honest and unfiltered' Twitter messages]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 6, 2017.</ref>
 
President Trump's personal Twitter account @RealDonaldTrump is frequently retweeted by @POTUS, the official White House account and also his son's Twitter account @DonaldTrumpJr.
===Trump Twitter quotes===
* "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" (June 5, 2017, while the Dept. of Justice was arguing in court that his Executive Order was not a "travel ban")
* "Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???" (June 13, 2017)
 
===Reactions===
During the campaign, Trump found a way to get his message out to the public without needing to go through the lens of the mainstream media, and some commentators suggested ways in how to force Trump to have to deal with the corrupt media.<ref>[https://www.rt.com/usa/372026-donald-trump-twitter-cnn/ MSM shouldn’t cover Trump's tweets, forcing him to rely on media to communicate – CNN anchor]. ''RT''. December 28, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.</ref> Although By a half year into his term as President, many elected officials, political aids and business leaders opposed by the Washington [[establishment]]his continue tweeting, but President Trump's use of Twitter was supported by his base.<ref>Miller, S.A. (June 6, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/6/donald-trumps-twitter-feed-welcome-change-to-suppo/ Trump supporters urge him to keep tweeting and taking on the establishment]. ''Washington Times''. Retrieved June 6, 2017.</ref> White House staffers have found his tweets to be inconsistent with their talking points and distracting from efforts to advance the President's agenda.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-staff-react-in-real-time-as-trump-tweets-jesus|title=White House Staff React in Real-Time as Trump Tweets: ‘Jesus’|date=May 12, 2017|accessdate=September 7, 2017|work=Daily Beast}}</ref> On June 11, 2017, Senator [[Lindsey Graham]] was interviewed on CBS Face the Nation and said that President Trump's tweets "feeds that lynch mob [mentality in the press]. You're your own worst enemy here, Mr. President. Knock it off."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/graham-trump-own-worst-enemy/|title="You're your own worst enemy here, Mr. President," Graham tells Trump|date=June 11, 2017|accessdate=June 15, 2017|work=CBS News}}</ref> Senator [[John McCain]] was asked on NBC's Meet the Press about President Trump's tweet about the press being the "enemy of the American people." He responded, "If you want to preserve, I’m very serious now, if you want to preserve Democracy as we know it, you have to have a free, and many times adversarial press. And without it, I’m afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/thats-how-dictators-get-started-john-mccain-rebukes-trump-tweet/|title=‘That’s how dictators get started’: John McCain rebukes Trump tweet|date=February 18, 2017|accessdate=Sept. 7, 2017}}</ref> Twitter has a feature which allows people to write responses to each of President Trump's tweets. The President or his staff have blocked many users who leave unfavorable comments. In June 2016, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University called on the president to unblock Twitter users. "Your Twitter account is a designated public forum for essentially the same reasons that open city council meetings and school board meetings are," the lawyers wrote Trump.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/06/technology/trump-block-twitter-users-first-amendment/index.html|title=Trump blocking Twitter critics raises First Amendment concerns|first=Selena |last=Larson|date=June 6, 2017|accessdate=September 7, 2017}}</ref>
[[RINO]]s opposed President Trump's tweeting. On June 11, 2017, Senator [[Lindsey Graham]] was interviewed on CBS Face the Nation and said that President Trump's tweets "feeds that lynch mob [mentality in the press]. You're your own worst enemy here, Mr. President. Knock it off."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/graham-trump-own-worst-enemy/|title="You're your own worst enemy here, Mr. President," Graham tells Trump|date=June 11, 2017|accessdate=June 15, 2017|work=CBS News}}</ref> Senator [[John McCain]] was asked on NBC's Meet the Press about President Trump's tweet about the press being the "enemy of the American people." He responded, "If you want to preserve, I’m very serious now, if you want to preserve Democracy as we know it, you have to have a free, and many times adversarial press. And without it, I’m afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/18/thats-how-dictators-get-started-john-mccain-rebukes-trump-tweet/|title=‘That’s how dictators get started’: John McCain rebukes Trump tweet|date=February 18, 2017|accessdate=Sept. 7, 2017}}</ref> Some White House staffers, primarily those on the establishment, have found his tweets to be inconsistent with their talking points and distracting from efforts to advance the President's agenda.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-staff-react-in-real-time-as-trump-tweets-jesus|title=White House Staff React in Real-Time as Trump Tweets: ‘Jesus’|date=May 12, 2017|accessdate=September 7, 2017|work=Daily Beast}}</ref>
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