WJLA: Trump turns to Twitter to fight back against impeachment, 280 characters at a time
Washington, October 1, 2019
Trump turns to Twitter to fight back against impeachment, 280 characters at a time
BY STEPHEN LOIACONI - 10/01/2019
President Donald Trump’s social media accounts have quickly become his primary venue for pushing back against Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry, but experts say his 280-character missives tinged with threats, misstatements, and dubious allegations may undermine his ability to convince a broader audience of his innocence.
“Trump’s mastery of Twitter helped him become president, but that medium is not well suited for advancing legal arguments,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington and author of “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.”