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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.

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.”

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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.

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

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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.

“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.”

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

“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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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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