So Why Has Donald Trump Been Tweeting So Much Less?
Twitter was around during the Presidency of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Bush created a profile after his term. Obama had an account while in office, but preferred to communicate with the public through more traditional means.
Donald Trump prefers to conduct the vast majority of his communication over the website. He was an early adopter of the service and it helped propel him to the presidency. While he loves Twitter, his tweets can often get the President in hot water. In the last month, Trump’s tweets have been measurably down. Some are attributing that to new campaign chief Bill Stepien.
According to The Daily Kos, Trump’s July tweets are down 40% since the month of June. In addition, since July 12th, he has only sent 18 tweets a day. The majority of these messages are retweets rather than original content.
The Lincoln Project has clearly noticed Trump’s lack of tweeting. The organization tweeted Wednesday, “How long will Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, be able to keep the president from tweeting?”
Bill Stepien has as much control over Trump's tweeting, as Ghislaine Maxwell's young friends had over when they lost their virginity.
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) July 22, 2020
Writer James Kosur, however, wasn’t so sure this was Stepien’s doing. He responded, “Bill Stepien has as much control over Trump’s tweeting, as Ghislaine Maxwell’s young friends had over when they lost their virginity.”
Thus far on Wednesday, Trump has only posted 2 original tweets. He has also retweeted a number of message from the White House accounts and his campaign account.