During his presidency, as controversy and investigations into his actions began to increase, television became an unreliable safe space. The broadcast network was forced to take a more positive attitude towards him and his assistants, and they asked more difficult questions. With the exception of “Fox News”, cable television networks were eager to let him broadcast throughout 2016, and the early stages of his tenure were restricted, especially by reducing live broadcasts of his live performances.
Moreover, his adventurous activities in the White House briefing room usually did not go well and showed his limited grasp of policies or current events. One of Trump’s advisers was outspoken, saying that the president disliked most aspects of his work, including being asked questions he didn’t know the answers to.
Therefore, the consultant said that when Mr. Trump went to the briefing room to discuss the coronavirus in the spring, he liked the visual effects of the performance but did not like the fact that it reverberated back and forth, which caused him to be condemned and ridiculed. His dangerous statement about fighting viruses with bleach and light, and his unfactual claim that everything will get better.
Twitter becomes a stage where he can be more strictly managed.
It is said that Trump has always selected his @realdonaldtrump account as his main Twitter channel during his tenure, rather than his official @Potus account. He understands the power of building a personal brand and separating it from the role of president. Twitter provides a unique way for him to express his identity without being filtered by the presidency.
He will scroll through his Twitter feed to see replies to new topics to be posted. He studied the Twitter trend list as a signal of the direction of the discussion.
To some extent, television has become a medium for him to watch the effects of tweets.
There is usually a TV in the alcove dining room near his oval office because he can’t concentrate. He consumed a lot of information through it and watched reports of its tweets.
Mr. Trump’s White House aides said he liked to tweet and then watched Siena on the cable news channel and responded quickly. For a person with seven relatives, his closest allies and assistants said that they often exhibited pre-adolescent emotional development, and that attention has always been a drug, and the instant gratification of his tweets is hardly different.