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, Donald TrumpWill appear on David Letterman’s show soon.
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 stop using @realDonaldTrump, the account was declared dead, citing concerns 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. And at least in the eyes of supporters, he uses 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 marketing casinos, real estate and even Oreos, and mainly uses the platform to promote his books, media appearances and provide friendly plug-ins for friends.
But as Trump began to play seriously White house After the run, it became a tool to stimulate the opponent 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 that time, Peter Costanzo, the online marketing director of the publishing company, launched Trump’s book “Think Like a Champion”, which brought Trump to this 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 had 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 while and said:’I like it. Let’s do 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 the most popular tweet on October 2, 2020, the real Donald Trump (Donald Donald) announced that Trump and first lady Melania Trump (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 “falling in love” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un through a secret exchange of letters, Trump used Twitter to give him the title “Rocket Man” and vowed to use “Rocket Man” if the dictator dared to attack the United States. Anger and fire” responded.
The real Donald Trump often spread misleading, false and malicious assertions. For example, Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Brett Kavanaugh) confirmed that the demonstrators at the hearing were paid by the free philanthropist George Soros. And the November election was groundless due to voter fraud.
Trump often tweeted before midnight and before dawn, which is a catharsis for complaints (witch hunt! Crooked Hillary, Russia, Russia, Russia, fake news, etc.) In most cases, (in) realDonaldTrump and its 280-character posts effectively enable Trump to work around Washington media organizations and expand the information of allies.
Sometimes, the real Donald Trump 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 missteps, Trump sent (later deleted) a mysterious post-midnight tweet in May 2017 that read “despite constant 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 Trump adviser (now Trump adviser), said that in the summer of 2011, after Trump announced that he would not run in 2012 but wanted to remain relevant, his The team decided to start using social media to increase their 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 in Republican politics, and he is very satisfied with it.” “Remember that he once said:’I want to have A newspaper. It’s great, just like a newspaper without loss.”
Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, went to Twitter shortly after the platform banned the advertisement of real Donald Trump (Donald Donald) and pointed out that it continued to allow Iran’s supreme leader” And many other dictatorships” use the platform but cannot abide by its father’s rules.
“Mao will be proud of it,” Trump laughed.
In the end, @realDonaldTrump had an instant glimpse of Trump’s mentality for more than a decade. During this period, the “apprentice” TV star turned 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 intervention in Russia Things like views from the 2016 election-inevitably the first stop will be one of the many digital archives of @realDonaldTrump tweets.
For Trump, no matter what the topic is, there will always be a tweet.