Donald Trump has shown throughout his election campaign that he is going to make the best use of the social media as a tool for reaching out to general people. It has been his sword that he “wielded” against his enemies and to praise his followers. Apparently the president-elect has not given up on that sword yet, even after accomplishing his mission- becoming the 45th President of the United States on January 20 through inauguration and most likely will continue using his Twitter account to reach out to millions of US and international audience for a long time.
Since he won the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has posted tweets on a regular basis in response to various issues, clarifying his perception and thoughts. In total so far, Mr. Trump has posted 34,000 tweets that reached approximately 19 million followers including his fans and foes who were highly curious about what the business tycoon turn billionaire has to say.
In Jan. 2, Mr. Trump tweeted addressing the latest tension between North Korea and the US and its allies after an official statement came out from the communist nation claiming to be very close to developing intercontinental missiles with the capability of reaching some parts of the US soil. With rising concerns among the Americans, Mr. Trump in his tweet assured that this is not going to happen. The statement may raise curiosity regarding how the new President of the world’s most powerful nation is going to handle the decade’s long Asian crisis called- North Korea. Is this a hint of a US intervention in North Korea or simply an expectation from Mr. Trump that the North Koreans do not have the necessary resources to achieve their desired goals?
According to a source, South Korean Government has set up a “Twitter watching” position in their foreign ministry simply to follow what Donald Trump has to say through his Tweets. With Mr. Trump set to become the President of the United States in less than two weeks, apparently this is the most effective platform for people all around the world to have some hints about how the Trump presidency is going to handle domestic and foreign policies that will surely impact the whole world.
It is quite clear that Mr. Trump has taken the social media to a whole different level as now his tweets will be taken more seriously, more than ever.