US President-elect Donald Trump revealed multiple details about how he uses Twitter in an interview with former British Justice Secretary Michael Gove, of which The Times published a full transcript.
Trump doesn’t type all of his tweets, according to the interview’s transcript, which says: “I have one or two people that do [that] during the day I’ll just dictate something and they will type it in.”
And when he officially becomes president, Trump said that he will continue to tweet because of the “dishonest press”:
“I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press … I can go bing bing bing and I just keep going and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out … I find it very accurate … they can’t do much when you tweet it and I’m careful about, it’s very precise, actually it’s very, very precise — and it comes out breaking news, we have breaking news — ya know, it’s funny …”
Trump also said that he will continue to tweet from his existing Twitter account @realDonaldTrump, which currently has 20 million followers: “I’ll keep it . . . so I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram so when you think that your 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working.”
Despite the fact that he said he tweets from numerous phones, Trump denied that anyone else has access to his Twitter account, including his chief strategist (and former CEO of Trump’s campaign) Steve Bannon.
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