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Enumerati

Trump’s Averaging 36 Tweets Per Day

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In the week before Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) launched an impeachment probe, President Trump was tweeting an average of 18 times per day. But the start of the inquiry has led Trump to double that to an average of 36 tweets a day, the Washington Post reports. Trump set his single-day tweeting record of his presidency just five days after the impeachment inquiry began with 48 tweets. He then set another record last Friday, “hitting 59 total tweets, including 33 in just 20 minutes.”

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Clinton Responds to Trump

“Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”

— Hillary Clinton responding to President Trump’s tweet suggesting she should enter the 2020 presidential race.

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Trump Pushes Democrat/Media Conspiracy on Economy

“They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people!”

— President Trump, tweeting that “the Democrat Party” and “the Fake News Media” are saying a recession is on the way in an effort to hurt his reelection chances next year.

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Clinton Burns Trump After Vote-Fraud Allegation

“The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted.”

— Hillary Clinton, firing back at President Trump, who claimed on Twitter that Google “manipulated” votes in the 2016 election that would have given him an even greater lead over his opponent and that the company “should be sued,” CNBC reports.

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Enumerati

Nation Tires of Trump’s Tweeting

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“President Trump’s tweets don’t pack the punch they did at the outset of his presidency. His Twitter interaction rate — a measure of the impact given how much he tweets and how many people follow him — has tumbled precipitously,” Axios reports. “It’s a sign that his strongest communication tool may be losing its effectiveness and that the novelty has worn off. Trump’s interaction rate has fallen from 0.55% in the month he was elected to 0.32% in June 2017 — and down to 0.16% this month through May 25.”

Poetic Justice

No Text for Rex

The call from John Kelly was vague but discreet,
He gave instructions to watch Twitter all week.
When around rolled Tuesday,
It became a big news day,
When Rex Tillerson got fired via Donald Trump’s tweet.

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USA Today Editorial Board Prints Scathing Op-Ed About Trump

A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.

— USA Today Editorial Board in a column published Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

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Shafer: Discount Trump’s Tweets

“Trump loves watching the press and its allies scramble their jets in defense of the First Amendment when he makes threats because that puts his name in lights. As long as we continue to over-react to his tweets, as long as we keep reading too much into them, he’ll keep doing it. So am I advocating that we ignore Trump’s tweets? Never. Instead, I suggest that we discount their value in the political marketplace down to the junk level, perhaps placing them in the bundle that includes campaign speeches, advertisements and slogans. … Watch more of what Trump does and a little less of what he tweets. And go ahead and sleep in.”

Jack Shafer

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Corker Muses About Trump’s Tweets

“I don’t know why the president tweets out things that are not true. You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does.”

— Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ quoted by the New York Times.

News & Comment

COVFEFE Act Would Make Trump’s Tweets Official Presidential Communications

trump-tweetRep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) has introduced a bill called the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act, reports The Hill. The bill has the same acronym as a Trump Twitter typo that went viral last month, would amend the Presidential Records Act to include “social media.”

Quigley’s office issued a statement:

“President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post.”