A Trump Campaign Win: They Took Away his Twitter

So reports the NYT:

Aides to Mr. Trump have finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully — and often counterproductively — savage his rivals.

Since I think part of his improvement in the polls of late is partly because he has been (for him) quiet, I would put getting him off Twitter a huge strategic win for his campaign.

Indeed, the story notes:

For the next week, his staff deployed a series of creative tricks to protect its boss from his most self-destructive impulses.

Several advisers warned him that he risked becoming like a wild animal chasing its prey so zealously that it raced over a cliff — a reminder that he could pursue his grievances and his eagerness to fling insults, but that the cost would be a plunge into an electoral abyss.

Taking away Twitter turned out to be an essential move by his press team, which deprived him of a previously unfiltered channel for his aggressions.

Sounds just like someone who ought to be in charge of the most powerful military in the world…

The whole piece is worth a read:  Inside Donald Trump’s Last Stand: An Anxious Nominee Seeks Assurance

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  1. Hal_10000 says:

    I”m imaging the tweet storm that will be unleashed after the election ends, win or lose.

  2. Reid says:

    So pathetic.

  3. An Interested Party says:

    This is beyond pathetic…to paraphrase President Obama from earlier today…how can you trust someone who has his Twitter taken away from him with the nuclear codes?

  4. CSK says:


    It’ll be yuuuuge.

    Comic if he looses, terrifying if he wins.

  5. Jen says:

    Taking away the toddler’s toy. Reid above nailed it: this man is pathetic.