U.S. President Donald Trump has confessed that sometimes he sends tweets to Twitter right on his bed. This is coming after New York Times had previously reported that the President has the habit of tweeting at odd hours.
President Donald Trump who said it is necessary to keep abreast of activities going on on social media because of the numerous fake news that are being spread about him.
“Well, perhaps sometimes in bed, perhaps sometimes at breakfast or lunch or whatever,” Trump said when asked by British journalist Piers Morgan about his tweeting habits in an interview aired on the British ITV channel on Sunday.
“Generally speaking during the early morning, or during the evening, I can do whatever, but I am very busy during the day, very long hours. I am busy,” he told Morgan.
Trump uses Twitter so frequently that the contents of his tweets range from serious policy decisions to hostile war of words against nations or leaders he denigrates.
The outspoken president’s frivolousness in both topic choices and wording styles has raised concern over his personal integrity as well as fitness for presidency.
“If I don’t have that form of communication I can’t defend myself. I get a lot of fake news, a lot of news that is very false or made up.”
Following his swearing-in as president in January 2017, Trump was advised to abandon his personal @realdonaldtrump Twitter account and inherit the official @POTUS account from his predecessor Barack Obama, but he insisted on keeping both.
Trump said he usually tweets himself but often lets other people write down what he says as well.
“I will sometimes just dictate out something really quickly and give it to one of my people to put it on,” he said, describing the situation where people around the world wait to read his tweets as crazy
The President has about 47.2 million Twitter followers on his personal account, which is more than twice the number of followers enjoyed by the official account.
Concerning one typical example of controversies caused by his tweets, Trump apologized for his retweet of an anti-Muslim video originally posted in November 2017 by a far-right British nationalist group known as “Britain First.”
In the build-up to his apology, Trump emphasised that he had only recently become aware of the nature of the group, and that stories about the group in the U.S. are less as popular than in Britain.