'I Am Able To Go Bing, Bing, Bing': Trump Defends Twitter Tantrums

Marco Green
October 24, 2017

President Donald Trump is defending his frequent bickering on Twitter with officials across the US political spectrum, saying it sometimes pushes officials "to do what they're supposed to be doing".

He called his social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram "a tremendous platform".

He pointed out the value of being able to send a message on Twitter and have it appear on news programs shortly after sending it. "I get treated very unfairly by the media".

"Sometimes it helps, to be honest with you", Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo in excerpts of an interview released Friday.

He said that that whenever someone says anything about him he is able to "take care of it" by putting out a statement on social media right away.

His comments come after his rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, condemned his "dangerous" Twitter tirades.

At the time of writing, that's a swathe of over 40-million people, or more than 10% of Twitter's user base. "He is trading insults with Kim Jong-un, which is just like catnip for Kim Jong-un".

He also marvelled at how quickly some television networks put his tweets up on the screen for their viewers to see.

We appreciate the honesty, but we're already painfully aware of how Trump's unhinged Twitter catapulted him into a political career despite having no demonstrated interest in public service for 71 years.

In March, he claimed Barack Obama had ordered Trump Tower in NY to be wiretapped - an allegation the former president denied and for which the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation later said there was no evidence.

In recent months, Trump has battled with top Republican Sens.

Mr Trump had previously used Twitter to wage a personal war of words with Mr Corker. "I mean, it is a little unconventional", he said.

Mr Corker said: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care centre".

Describing John Kelly's reaction to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson telling reporters that Trump said La David Johnson "knew what he signed up for", Trump says to Bartiromo that the Chief of Staff "actually couldn't believe it".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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