I Think the President Would Be More Popular If He Tweeted Less

If he tweeted with a ​greater focus on his wins and less on his grievances, the media would have less ability to distrac

I hear now from more and more Trump supporters on this point and I completely share it. It is not just Trump haters who want the President to get off Twitter, but a growing number of Trump supporters. I think and so do they that the President's popularity would go up.

Right now, the media is advancing a story that the President is out of his depth, unstable, and mentally unfit to be President. Many of his tweets amount to a verbal diarrhea of real time thinking that play into those media concerns. The President is able to advance a message on Twitter by bypassing the press, but by tweeting so much it gives the media a scattershot of moods and mindsets to cling to. The President undermines himself by tweeting so much.

I think if he took a more targeted approach to Twitter, instead of doing it like everyone else does, his tweets would have more impact on advancing his agenda and increasing his polling. If he focused on public policy instead of grievances, etc. it would force the press to focus on those things instead of allowing themselves to be distracted from the President's growing win list.

But you can't teach an old dog new tricks and I have no doubt his most rabid supporters will continue to encourage his complete engagement to his detriment. The President's enablers will be the ones who do him in, not the press.

CurtMilr: That has been my thought all along. This is a very smart man. The more he drives the media crazy, the less they report about all the things done behind the scenes. As for me, I don't even read the tweets. I just want him to continue undoing all that Obama did.


Personally, if you are worrying what the media is saying about those tweets, you left your life somewhere else, and are worried about things that don't need all the fuss. Too many people are crying too often about those tweets, like they are all saints when "they" use them. I don't have a twitter account, and I don't care what the media says about what Trump tweets. Of all I've viewed of his tweets, I think the whole issue is a non issue. Trump wasn't put in office for being another George W Bush, or any pleasant personality trait. He was elected to do a job. Quit dwelling on nonsense and maybe spending more time on things he has done. I'm sure you can find a few examples of that. Tweets aren't as much of a problem the media wants you to believe. All the resistance by his own party, and that Mueller investigation is doing enough to destroy him. If he can't get his message out, any other way, since the media isn't going to do it, I'm fine with his tweets. It's his performance that counts.

And if pigs were horses, Steve Bannon would be Pegasus. If Trump stopped tweeting, the Secret Service would have to immediately take the Trumposter into custody and begin an all-out search for who kidnapped POTUS and where they'd secreted him. Besides, Trump's Tweetarrhea keeping his approval numbers in the thirties despite a supposed "economic boom" fits the entirely plausible theory that he never actually wanted to become president (he just ran as a promotional gimmick for his proposed television network), won by accident, hates the job, and wants a way out that would both enable him to save face and bolster his "counter-puncher" image. Even effectively tanking a 2020 re-election bid wouldn't cost him his core MAGAmaniacs, and they ARE his built-in "TrumpTV" audience, after all.

At least be more selective and strategic with his tweets. There is a way to get the truth out there without appearing like a thin-skinned bully.