On July 28, 2016 in the heat of the summer and the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee said about her Republican opponent Donald Trump “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” Little did she know how prophetic those words were. Donald Trump is a very unsettling 71 years old man.
On his march to become the nominee of the GOP, Mr. Trump had made use of Twitter to connect with his supporters (send invites, rally the troops, instruct them, boost his ego, etc.). He was so successful that some Republican pundits (Newt Gingrich comes to mind) suggested others in the Party should follow that model.
Donald Trump is in a unique category of one in Twitter use. Each tweet reflects his shortcomings; he is unable to form a correct statement; he is unable to form a proper statement; he is unable to form a grammatically structured sentence. As such, the 140-characters restriction shields him somewhat from displaying those shortcomings on a regular basis. Don’t take my words for it. Watch him speak; use any speech you might consider good. Even a fourth grader is able to form a more coherent sentence than the 45th president of the United States. Sad!