A hallmark of Donald Trump’s presidency is his prolific use of Twitter to bypass a biased mainstream media in order to deliver his unfiltered message to the American public.
Monday evening was a prime example of that as Trump took to Twitter to address several different topics, including congratulating members of his own administration, touting a book from a staunch support, taking on Democrats over immigration and issuing endorsements for Republican candidates facing primary elections.
In the early evening, Trump tweeted, “Congratulations to General John Kelly. Today we celebrate his first full year as
@WhiteHouse Chief of Staff!”
Following that, Trump issued a two-part tweet endorsing Ohio Congressional candidate Troy Balderson, and wrote, “.
@Troy_Balderson of Ohio is running for Congress – so important to the Republican Party. Troy is strong on crime and Borders, loves our Military, our Vets and our Second Amendment. Troy will strongly protect…your Social Security and Medicare! Cast your early vote, or vote on August 7th, Election Day. He has my full and total Endorsement!”
That endorsement was followed by a retweet of a July 27 two-tweet endorsement of Michigan Senate candidate John James: “.
@JohnJamesMI, who is running in the Republican Primary in the great state of Michigan, is SPECTACULAR! Vote on August 7th. Rarely have I seen a candidate with such great potential. West Point graduate, successful businessman and a African American leader…John is strong on crime and borders, loves our Military, our Vets and our Second Amendment. He will be a star. He has my full and total Endorsement!”
Trump then took a break from political endorsements to give a shout out to Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro over the success of her new book, and tweeted, “Congratulations to Judge Jeanine on the tremendous success of her new #1 best-selling book, ‘Liars, Leakers, and Liberals – The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy!’”
He then addressed the topic of illegal immigration in a two-part tweet that called out the Democrats for their opposition: “Illegal immigration is a top National Security problem. After decades of playing games, with the whole World laughing at the stupidity of our immigration laws, and with Democrats thinking…that Open Borders, large scale Crime, and abolishing ICE is good for them, we must get smart and finally do what must be done for the Safety and Security of our Country!”
The president then shifted his attention toward thanking Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for his expressed support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and tweeted, “Thank you to
@RandPaul for your YES on a future great Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Your vote means a lot to me, and to everyone who loves our Country!”
Trump also took a moment to share pictures and congratulate Robert Wilkie in a tweet following his swearing-in ceremony as the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
It appears to have been a rather busy night on Twitter for the president, who covered a lot of ground and no doubt had the media and his haters scrambling in reaction to his flurry of posts.
For good or bad, Trump has utilized Twitter to the fullest extent as a tool to communicate with his base and the rest of the American public.
The liberal media and his legion of detractors can’t stand how he sidesteps their spin on his messaging, but many of his supporters absolutely love it and the president shows no signs of backing off his use of social media to speak directly to the people.