About the Idea that Trump’s Tweets Don’t Matter? Well…
You know that debate in the comment section here at OTB about whether or not Trump’s tweets are important or not because they are just tweets?
Well, note the following via CNN: Tillerson’s staff prints out the President’s tweets for him to read.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s staff prints out President Donald Trump’s tweets for him to read, Tillerson said Wednesday, noting he does not have any social media accounts of his own.
Tillerson praised Trump, saying the President is “world-class at social media,” and added that printing out the tweets makes sense because he doesn’t know what Trump is going to tweet in advance.
“Now on the one hand you can say, well, that’s nuts, why don’t you get an account? But on the other hand I’ve actually concluded that’s not a bad system because it goes out and I don’t know it’s going to go out, so there’s not a whole lot I’m going to do until it’s out there,” Tillerson said at an event at Stanford University, speaking with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
he said that once he looks at the information it’s “just his way of wanting to communicate on the subject.”
Because, like it or not, Trump’s twitter feed represents official, public statements of the President of the United States.