Trump reportedly has the most convoluted and unnecessary method for 'liking' tweets

Greg Evans
Tuesday 30 July 2019 14:30
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Love him or hate him, the way Donald Trump uses Twitter is fascinating and completely reprehensible all at the same time.

Whether he is tweeting unforgivable attacks on Democrats in Congress or misunderstanding the basic workings of the solar system, whenever Trump tweets or retweets for that matter, it's an event.

However, the president almost never likes a tweet, which is something that most other Twitter users, including Ted Cruz and Don Jr, do on a regular basis but not the commander in chief.

On Trump's account, he has only liked three tweets, the most recent of which was on September 1 2017, where someone may or may not have been insulting his spelling skills.

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While Trump doesn't choose to like Tweets on the website, he does have a unique and arguably uneconomical way of 'liking' tweets.

Whereas everyone else simply hits the heart icon, Trump actually has one of his members of staff print out a tweet that he likes, which he then signs, frames and sends to the user who posted it.

Republican congressman, Matt Gaetz, who has received one of the infamous framed tweets from the president, told Politico that the tweet is now hanging in his office, adding:

This is the proverbial Trump gift basket waiting for you in your suite or sent to you.

Elsewhere in the Politico report, it is stated that Trump reads four newspapers, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post on a daily basis and if he likes a piece, tears the page out, signs it and tells one of this staff to send it in the mail to the journalist who wrote the story or the person that it is about. He apparently also has his staff print out the entire Drudge Report, a conservative news aggregator website, for him to read.

A White House source told Politico:

He’s not a fan of The New York Times or The Washington Post but he never misses a day reading them. And if he doesn’t read them that day, he’ll put them in a box and read them a few days later.

He would literally sit on Air Force One for, like, 12 hours and go through stacks of newspapers. It was amazing how religious he was about his newspapers.

HT NY Mag

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