President Trump’s Twitter feed final week was full of assaults on various acquainted names, from Senator Chuck Schumer and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Barack Obama.
However one frequent goal was lacking: the media.
Trump final tweeted negatively concerning the media Feb. 26, when he slammed a brand new advert marketing campaign from the “failing” New York Occasions.
Trump adopted up that day with an allegation that the media “performed up” his administration’s Russia ties “with the intention to masks the massive election defeat and the unlawful leaks.”
It is the longest Trump has gone with out utilizing the social media service to blast the press because the inauguration.
It is a noteworthy shift in tone. The president made assaults on the media a cornerstone of his marketing campaign — one he continued after taking workplace.
The absence of media assaults additionally got here the identical week Trump stated he has a messaging drawback. Throughout an interview on Fox Information Channel final Tuesday, Trump stated he would give himself a “C or C+” for messaging and indicated that he desires to enhance.
Jason Miller, the previous senior communications adviser for Trump’s marketing campaign, stated Sunday that Trump’s current Twitter conduct could possibly be a mirrored image of his well-received speech to Congress.
“I feel the president noticed what complete messaging victory seems like, and when he will get up there and offers a speech like that, there isn’t any purpose to go and step on it,” Miller stated on CNN’s “Dependable Sources.”
Trump’s adverse rhetoric concerning the media has touched on practically each main media outlet within the nation. On Feb. 17, Trump known as the Occasions, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS “pretend information” shops which might be the “enemy of the American Folks.”
Over the weekend, his tweet storm casting aspersions on Obama received widespread attention.
Trump additionally tweeted concerning the media — however not in a vital means.
He was apparently watching “Fox & Mates” once more, as a result of on Sunday morning he quoted almost verbatim from a section on the present about Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
He even gave attribution by tagging @foxandfriends within the tweet.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed March 5, 2017: 1:32 PM ET