Twitter feed @realDonaldTrump, who changed from a random emoji of a reality TV star to a stick for the President of the United States, died on Friday. Not yet 12 years old.
The provocative technique was born by a New York real estate tycoon who used it to help him become the 45th President of the United States. It started on May 4, 2009, and promoted Donald Trump’s upcoming appearance on David Letterman’s show through tweets.
It killed more than 57,000 tweets, and Trump used some of his final posts on a powerful platform to sympathize with Trump’s mob, who surrounded the Capitol when members of Congress would prove his failure .
When Twitter announced on Friday that it would permanently remove the lock on @realDonaldTrump, the account was declared dead on the grounds that Trump would use it to “further incite violence.”
Trump is a novice politician but an experienced salesman who has realized the power of social media in a way that few other politicians have. Moreover, at least in the eyes of his supporters, he used it with unprecedented power to reduce opponents, shape elections and shape reality.
In the early days, @realDonaldTrump seemed innocent enough. Its owner has extensive experience in the marketing of casinos, real estate and even Oreos, and mainly uses the platform to promote his books, media appearances and provide friendly plugins for friends.
However, as Trump began to take the White House campaign seriously, it has become a tool to win over opponents and shape his nationalist “America First” philosophy.
Whether it’s insulting celebrity enemies (Rosie O’Donnell is “rude, rude, annoying, and stupid”) or across the country (the UK is “working to conceal its huge Muslim problem”), he uses it equally effectively Its venom.
At the time, the online marketing director of the publishing company, Peter Costanzo, launched Trump’s book “Think Like a Champion” to help bring Trump to the platform.
Twitter was still in its infancy. But Costanzo, who later went to work for the Associated Press, believes that the 140-character platform for each message was a new tool that real estate tycoons could use to promote sales and expand their audience.
He recalled in an interview in 2016 that Costanzo was given 7 minutes to sell to Trump-“not 5 minutes, not 10 minutes.”
Trump likes what he hears.
“I said,’We call you @realDonaldTrump-you are the real Donald Trump,'” Costanzo recalled. “He thought for a minute, then said:’I like it. Let’s start doing it.'”
Except for Trump’s family, no one seems to have escaped his Twitter anger. Trump attacked Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, political opponents in 2016, current government workers, former government workers, Republicans and cable TV networks.
@realDonaldTrump is prolific: On days when its owner is particularly excited, such as in the impeachment program, it has launched more than 100 tweets.
In its most popular tweet, @realDonaldTrump announced on October 2, 2020 that Trump and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus. According to Factba.se. The post received 1.8 million likes and nearly 400,000 reposts, which tracked the president’s social media habits and comments.
This account is used to announce dismissal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned of his removal in a tweet.
The account threatened the opponent with the brightest colors. Before Trump “fell in love” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un through secret exchanges of letters, Trump used Twitter to call him a “Rocket Man” and vowed that if the dictator dared to attack the United States, he would “fell in love” “Respond.
@realDonaldTrump often spreads misleading, false and malicious claims, such as the unfounded idea that the protesters of the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh were led by liberal philanthropist George Soros Soros), and the November election was plagued by voter fraud.
Trump often tweets before midnight and before dawn, which is a catharsis for complaints (witch hunt! Crooked Hillary, Russia, Russia, Russia, fake news, etc.) In most cases, @realDonaldTrump and Its 280-character post effectively allows Trump to work around Washington media organizations and expand the information of allies.
Sometimes @realDonaldTrump stumbles. According to Factba.se, Trump deleted 1,166 tweets, and in the last few months of the platform, 471 tweets were flagged as false information by Twitter.
In one of his most memorable Twitter mistakes, Trump sent (later deleted) a mysterious post-midnight tweet in May 2017 that read “despite continued negative news reports.”
These nonsense has made Twitterverse hype. Theories include: the tweeter has fallen asleep halfway through, and the man who once brags the “best thing” is adding a new word to the dictionary to properly describe the collusion between Democrats and the press.
This mystery was never solved.
Sam Nunberg, a longtime former adviser to Trump, said that in the summer of 2011, after Trump announced that he would not run in 2012 but wanted to remain relevant, his team decided to start using social media. Improve your visibility.
They chose to focus on Twitter, where he already has an account and has hundreds of thousands of followers. Nunberg remembers sending Trump daily reports on the growth of his followers. Trump sometimes returns it with handwritten notes-“Why not more?” “Why is it so slow?”
They celebrated reaching the million mark.
Enberg said: “Twitter undoubtedly played a pivotal role in establishing Donald Trump as a politician within Republican politics, and he is very satisfied with it.” “Remember that he once said:’I want to have A newspaper. It’s great, like a newspaper without loss.'”
Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s eldest son, took to Twitter shortly after the platform banned @realDonaldTrump and pointed out that it continued to allow Iran’s supreme leader “and many other dictatorships” to use the platform. But he could not follow the rules of his father.
“Mao will be proud of it,” Trump laughed.
Finally, @realDonaldTrump has provided an instant observation of Trump’s mentality over the past ten years, during which time the “apprentice” TV star transformed into the 45th President of the United States.
On the road, when historians spied Trump’s thoughts on the issues of his time, from actress Kristen Stewart’s treatment of co-star Robert Pattinson to the president’s Russia’s view of interfering in the 2016 election is inevitable. Become one of many digital archives of @realDonaldTrump tweets
For Trump, no matter what the topic is, there will always be a tweet.
Associated Press writers Julie Pace, Nancy Beynac, and Zeke Miller contributed to the report.