Trump has never made a secret of his feelings about the media. In December,he tweeted that press coverage was what drove him to tweet in the first place.
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He doubled down on that opinion in an interview with aUK news outlet, The Sunday Times. He told them:
"I thought I'd do less of it, but I'm covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter. I can go 'bing bing bing' and I just keep going and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — 'Donald Trump, we have breaking news.'"
Let's recap, shall we?
- Most Americans would like Donald Trump to stop using Twitter.
- Donald Trump says he uses Twitter because the media talks about him, but it's OK because he's only doing it to get the media to talk about him.
- Disregarding the wishes of most Americans, Donald Trump says he's going to keep using Twitter. Not only that, but he won't be using the established @POTUS account. He'll be using his own since he has millions of followers already, and he'd rather build up his personal brand than work with the nations.