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The President should Tweet more, not less

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The President should Tweet more, not less

Of all the top­ics sur­round­ing Pres­i­dent Trump, arguably the least impor­tant is how he han­dles him­self on Twit­ter. On the other hand, a dif­fer­ent argu­ment could be made that it’s extremely impor­tant. I’m lean­ing towards the latter.

I’m not one of those who believes a Pres­i­dent should be express­ing him­self from a pol­icy per­spec­tive in 140-​characters or less. Some will argue that it’s him being trans­par­ent, but it has proven to be lit­tle more than a place for him to vent and rally sup­port occa­sion­ally. I can under­stand push­ing for sup­port; short tid­bits are enough space to call for his base to react. How­ever, the vent­ing has been an issue at times.

One might hear all of this and assume that I don’t want him to Tweet more, but it’s the oppo­site. I don’t want him to Tweet at all, but if he’s not going to stop, he needs to do it more. Lit­tle bits of infor­ma­tion here and there are worth­less out of con­text or with­out expla­na­tion. That’s the point of using Twit­ter, of course. It allows him to express him­self quickly and with­out the abil­ity to elab­o­rate. The press and pub­lic can inter­pret things the way they choose.

I’ve accepted that the Pres­i­dent of these United States will not stop Tweet­ing. There­fore, I humbly request that he Tweets more. Tweet longer. Use Tweet­storms if he has to in order to get the mes­sage out. Don’t leave us hang­ing, guess­ing, and won­der­ing what’s next. Just let it all out. Craft sev­eral Tweets in a row on a reg­u­lar basis. He’s done this from time to time. He might as well do it all the time.

If we’re to accept that this is the President’s pre­ferred method of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, so be it. Let’s at least get more infor­ma­tion from it. It’s not what I would pre­fer in an ideal world, but it’s the world we’re in so we might as well get the whole story.

Of all the topics surrounding President Trump, arguably the least important is how he handles himself on Twitter. On the other hand, a different argument could be made that it’s extremely important. I’m leaning towards the latter.

I’m not one of those who believes a President should be expressing himself from a policy perspective in 140-characters or less. Some will argue that it’s him being transparent, but it has proven to be little more than a place for him to vent and rally support occasionally. I can understand pushing for support; short tidbits are enough space to call for his base to react. However, the venting has been an issue at times.

One might hear all of this and assume that I don’t want him to Tweet more, but it’s the opposite. I don’t want him to Tweet at all, but if he’s not going to stop, he needs to do it more. Little bits of information here and there are worthless out of context or without explanation. That’s the point of using Twitter, of course. It allows him to express himself quickly and without the ability to elaborate. The press and public can interpret things the way they choose.

I’ve accepted that the President of these United States will not stop Tweeting. Therefore, I humbly request that he Tweets more. Tweet longer. Use Tweetstorms if he has to in order to get the message out. Don’t leave us hanging, guessing, and wondering what’s next. Just let it all out. Craft several Tweets in a row on a regular basis. He’s done this from time to time. He might as well do it all the time.

If we’re to accept that this is the President’s preferred method of communication, so be it. Let’s at least get more information from it. It’s not what I would prefer in an ideal world, but it’s the world we’re in so we might as well get the whole story.