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Though there were literally hundreds of other things he could have been doing, President Donald Trump spent much of his time on Twitter this week, insulting Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for her looks and intelligence for three straight days while blasting half of the states in the union for not complying with his voter data demands.
Overall, it was a relatively normal week for Trump on Twitter, and though he’s constantly called upon by Democrats, Republicans, U.S. citizens, and (probably) his staff to cut down on the tweeting, he won’t or he can’t. In fact, he tweeted on Saturday that this should be the new normal.
My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
And there are at least two other prominent non-administration Republicans who agree with him.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who challenged Trump for the Republican presidential nominee spot last year, wants to hear even more from Trump on social media.
“Unlike others,” Walker told Fox News, via Mediaite, “I’d tell him to tweet more, to be on Facebook more, to get the message out more, but to be focused.”
Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager and CNN analyst, went even further in praising Trump’s tweeting habits.
“He’s the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter,” Lewandowski said on Fox News, via Mediaite.
“We’ve seen it many times. He’s taken down his opponents on Twitter many times. You can ask Little Marco or Lyin’ Ted or Crooked Hillary … or Low-Energy Jeb, we all know the names … When you oppose Donald Trump, beware of his 100 million social media followers.”
That 100 million social media followers has created some controversy—since many of those followers appear to be fake and because that number nine-figure number doesn’t account for what’s likely significant overlap between all of his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram account.
But there’s little doubt that Trump is a force on Twitter. And, no matter what anybody says, he’s not likely to give it up anytime soon.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.