Trumping Twitter

President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account @realdonaldtrump. Photo by Victoria Mescall/Spectrum.

By Meagan Bonner

Staff Reporter

As President of the United States, Donald Trump has access to two twitter accounts.

The first account being his personal twitter, @realDonaldTrump and the second is @POTUS, which stands for President of the United States.

Dan Scavino Jr, Trump’s assistant and the director of social media, runs the POTUS account.

The account that has been used more is his personal one, where he often tweets early in the morning. He has been known to write things that have offended people in the past or are directed towards others.

“@MeghanMcCain was terrible on @TheFive yesterday. Angry and obnoxious, she will never make it on T.V. @FoxNews can do so much better,” said Donald Trump on Sept. 5th 2015 at 4:56 AM.

Some faculty members think that people’s opinions about Trump’s tweets will reflect how they already think about him.

“I’m sure people’s opinions on the validity of tweeting policy is dependent upon the view of Trump as a president,” said professor Gregory Golda. “Tweeting may not be the issue but if people disagree with his tone, his persona, who he is then they’re going to probably have a negative view of the tweeting habit.”

Trump’s tweeting from his personal account has been talked about more often now that he is President of the United States. Jimmy Kimmel, a television host who hosted this years Oscars, tweeted at Trump while hosting the show.

Since Trump has sent out tweets before he was President, many of the things he tweets now seem to get ridiculed.

One example was on March 8, otherwise known as International Women’s Day. Trump tweeted on both his POTUS and personal account about how he has so much respect and honor for women in America and around the world.

However, because some perspectives on what Trump has tweeted and said regarding women in the past, his tweet on International Women’s Day got some backlash.

“While he has a very difficult job of being President of the United States, he does not make that job easier when he makes decisions and comments like he has during his short stint as the president,” said graduate student Connor Donnelly.

Donald Trump used his personal account during his run for presidency and some students think that he should be able to continue to use it.

“Seeing that Trump used his personal account for the entirety of his presidential campaign, there is no reason for him to delete it,” said junior Estée Deschamps. “Although I personally do not find it appropriate for the President of the United States to give his personal opinion on popular topics, it keeps the population involved in politics and potentially acts as a political strategy.

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