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Trump writes most of his own tweets because he’s addicted to the ‘euphoria’ he gets from making people mad: report

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President Donald Trump writes most of his tweets himself, because he apparently enjoys the dopamine rush he gets from social media engagement.

The president frequently announces White House staffing changes or even foreign policy on his Twitter account, but how those sometimes misspelled and oddly capitalized tweets get made is a closely guarded secret, reported Politico.

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The website reported an anecdote about Trump interrupting a meeting with lawmakers over his announcement to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria to call for his social media adviser, Dan Scavino.

Trump asked the former golf caddy-turned-White House official to explain to the legislators how popular his policy appeared to be, based on the positive reaction the announcement had picked up on social media.

The president told Politico he writes most of his own tweets, but he admitted that sometimes Scavino and other aides helps him compose the messages “on occasion.”

At the start of his presidency, White House officials tried to stop Trump’s frequent and sometimes hastily composed tweets, or at least help craft the messages.

Scavino would sometimes draft several tweets Trump could use as a “release valve” to let off steam, and ask the president to circle the one he liked best, according to a person close to the president.

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But that setup didn’t last long, that source said.

Trump “wasn’t feeling the actual euphoria of typing the tweet himself,” the source said. “Then within 15 seconds seeing it blasted on one of the cable shows.”

Social media companies intentionally exploit a “vulnerability in human psychology” to keep users distracted — and addicted, according to the founding president of Facebook.

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“The thought process was, ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?’” said Sean Parker, who resigned from the company in 2005. “We … give you a little dopamine hit.”

Dopamine is a brain chemical that causes people to seek out enjoyment and pleasure — whether that’s food, sex, drugs or social media interaction.

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“And the dopamine system is most powerfully stimulated when the information coming in is small so that it doesn’t full satisfy,” according to Psychology Today. “A short text or twitter … is ideally suited to send your dopamine system raging.”


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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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