President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a defiant proclamation in which he said he would never stop using Twitter to broadcast his message -- no matter how many headaches it causes for other White House staff members.
"The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media," Trump wrote. "They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out."
The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496750280.0
Sorry folks, but 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— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496751336.0
Of course, it isn't just the media that has criticized Trump's use of Twitter, as George Conway, the husband of top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, slammed the president this week for undermining his own travel ban order through a series of inflammatory tweets.
In fact, Kellyanne Conway herself asked reporters this week to stop spending so much time covering the things that Trump sends out on Twitter.
Trump's critics, however, replied to Trump and told them they were positively giddy about his use of social media, as his tweets very often undercut his own agenda.
A sample of the top reactions follow below.
By all means, keep talking. You're gonna talk yourself into prison, jughead. https://t.co/Ptlpvuh5SQ— God 🇺🇸 (@God 🇺🇸)1496750463.0
Are you kidding, Tangerine Twatwaffle? The press and your opponents love watching you self-destruct on Twitter.… https://t.co/TITVNiPY70— Doug Mataconis (@Doug Mataconis)1496750579.0
Actually it's your legal team. And your comms staff. And your voters. And your family. https://t.co/vnOVZj6Ag4— Glenn Thrush (@Glenn Thrush)1496751136.0
@realDonaldTrump Your eventual impeachment will bring joy to millions of Americans— Zach Schonfeld (@Zach Schonfeld)1496750334.0
@realDonaldTrump They want to steal the precious from you. Sneaky little journalists . Wicked, tricksy, false!— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1496750543.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually, we love that you tweet. Nothing reveals your utter incompetence and inability to keep Am… https://t.co/q8ID1Z0cbB— Trita Parsi (@Trita Parsi)1496750552.0