President Donald Trump is crediting, in part, his win in the 2016 presidential election to social media. He praises it, and claims that without it, he may not be president today.
He said, “I doubt I would be here if it weren’t for social media to be honest with you because there is a fake media out there, I get treated very unfairly by the media,” while on with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News.
Trump spoke about his ability to tweet and put messages out there for people to read immediately. I for one am happy to see that the president can freely speak to us in ways such as tweets. I say this because it is like a direct line from Trump to the people, without mainstream media interference.
He said, “See, I don’t call it tweets. Tweeting is like a typewriter when I put it out, you put it immediately on your show.”
Even though many social media platforms are choking down on Conservative voices, it would be foolish to think that they did not play a major role in Trump’s win against Hillary Clinton.
He admitted that he had friends that urged him not to use Twitter but that he felt that it was essential to his presidency.
The president boasted of a “tremendous platform” on social media — which he said included at least 125 million followers.
“When somebody says something about me, I am able to go bing, bing, bing, and I take care of it,” he said, describing his use of Twitter. “The other way, I would never get the word out.”
Here is the interview:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 21, 2017