Donald Trump Has Joined Media Twitter
Donald Trump today briefly used his Twitter account to do something other than troll the American public—he started tweeting like some kind of reporter.
Reporting that Orlando killer shouted "Allah hu Akbar!" as he slaughtered clubgoers. 2nd man arrested in LA with rifles near Gay parade.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
In fact, his tweets actually more resembled a reporter’s than it initially appeared. CNN’s Brian Stelter points out his tweet was likely aggregated without attribution, if we’re being polite, from right-wing author and talking head Sebastian Gorka.
It looks like Trump flagrantly copy & pasted @SebGorka's unsourced 2:03pm tweet, tweaked it, and posted at 2:52pm pic.twitter.com/aAHWUHvvnH— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 12, 2016
Not the worst strategy, I guess—it’s worked for scores of new media reporters before him, and they’re doing just fine.