If you’ve found that President Donald Trump’s tweets haven’t been as successful in dominating the news cycle lately, you aren’t imagining things.
An analysis of the president’s tweets by reporter Joanna Weiss published by Politico has found that the quality of Trump’s tweets over the past two years has gone down significantly, as his usual “pithy insults” have been replaced by “rambling” and “unintelligible self-absorption.”
She has found that Trump’s tweets about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have been particularly bad, as it is often difficult to determine what, if anything, the president is actually trying to communicate.
“Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest,” reads one tweet cited by Weiss as remarkably ineffective. “And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of ‘legal’ at the corrupt Clinton Foundation?”
The cumulative impression communicated by these tweets, argues Weiss, shows a gradual mental degeneration of the president’s communication skills.
“His feed by now is clogged with tweets piled on tweets, rambling rants; he’s a guy standing on the street corner whose constant patter you can’t ignore, but you can’t actually follow, either,” she writes.