The president loves his Twitter account. But Kellyanne Conway says media should stop “obsessing” over what he says there. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images One of the things that makes Donald J. Trump an unprecedented figure in American politics is his frequent use of social media — specifically, Twitter — to make personal pronouncements on matters large and small. In general, those pronouncements feel undisciplined and half-baked. That was true even before he became president of the United States, and it is even more remarkable now that those fingers that tap out sloppy and provocative 140-character tweets have enormous real-life power. His Twitter habits certainly give him even more command over the news cycle than presidents already possess: A Trump tweetstorm is now the epitome of must-see social media. But after a fresh tweetstorm in which the president, among other things, pointedly uses the latest London terrorist attacks as grounds for an angry retrospective attack on the courts and even his own Justice Department for “watering down” his original travel ban, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway went on the Today and attacked “[t]his obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what of he does as president.” Conway… Read full this story
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