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