Published February 5, 2020
Twitter Trump is a different beast. His frequent forays on his favorite communications platform are usually rude and negative. He belittles his adversaries with childish nicknames like “Lyin’ Ted” or “Shifty Schiff.” His tweets preen with self-righteousness and drip with bitter scorn. Many Republicans preface their support for him by saying “I wish he’d tweet less.” There’s a reason for that: Twitter Trump is not someone you can feel proud of.
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.