WATCH: Trump Says He Might Quit Twitter Once He’s Out of Office
Twitter can be an incredible tool for people who use it properly. Look at Donald Trump, who who was an early user of the service. He used the website, along with Facebook to help propel himself to the Presidency.
The social media site, though, can also get Trump into hot water. He has retweeted both conspiracy theories and criticisms of those within his administration. During a Friday night interview, the President said that once he’s out of office, he may stop using the service all together.
Trump made the comments during a conversation with Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy. The host asked what Trump would do with his account following his term. “I don’t know if I’ll ever use it again,” he answered.
He further explained, “It used to be in the old days before this, you’d write a letter and you’d say, ‘This letter is really bad,’ you put it on your desk and then you go back tomorrow and you say, ‘Oh, I’m glad I didn’t send it, right? But we don’t do that with Twitter, right? We put it out instantaneously, we feel great, and then you start getting phone calls, ‘Did you really say this?’ I say, ‘What’s wrong with that?”
President Trump says he sometimes regrets his tweets and retweets after learning they've generated controversy. Asked in an interview with Barstool Sports whether he ever wakes up and wishes he hadn't sent something on Twitter, Trump said it happened "often." (1/3)
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The President continued, “You see something that looks good and you don’t investigate it, and you don’t look at what’s on the helmet exactly, which is in miniature, and you don’t blow it up.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of Barstool Sports:
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 24, 2020