Twitter is the perfect platform for someone with a disconnected, tangential thought process. It allows you to post a tweet and do a 360 seconds later.
People have a general sense that “it’s just twitter” so they don’t take it so seriously when he goes on unhinged rants abusing women, threatening and cajoling Kim Jong Un when he wants to feel all big and tough.
Furthermore, since people feel “it’s JUST twitter” they dismiss the countless lies and misleading comments he makes daily.
When I report on Trump’s twitter feed, I report on his timeline pointing out the lack of consistency and his habitual pattern of racial attacks, Narcissism, threats and how he incites violence on a daily basis.
I take some comfort when Trump is spewing nonsense on Twitter because at least I know where he is and that he’s not launching nukes for shits and giggles.
When he goes silent, I worry.
Elyssa Durant © 2017