Twitter and Donald Trump are known to be inseparable, but now time is changing. Trump is known for making some nasty comments via tweets, and therefore, his campaign team has taken control of his Twitter account, according reported The New York Times on Sunday.
Trump is not trusted with Twitter
The campaign team was worried about the results of controversial tweets made by Trump about a variety of people ranging from Hillary Clinton and a former Miss Universe to the family of a fallen Army soldier. Trump’s campaign is aware that such tweets will hit the presidential candidate’s image and therefore took over the reins.
It has been discovered that Trump now dictates the tweets to the team, and they are posted on his Twitter account after editing. As a result, tweets such as thanking supporters, which are nothing like Trump, have been posted recently. Apparently Trump uses an Android phone to post the tweets, whereas his team tweets through an iPhone, and there has been no tweet from an Android phone since Thursday, notes MarketWatch.
The Times noted how one of Trump’s tweets was edited by campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks. Trump asked Hicks to jot down a proposed tweet about President Obama, who was campaigning for Clinton.
Trump said, “Why is he campaigning instead of creating jobs and fixing Obamacare? Get Back To Work.” Hicks later modified it by adding “for the American People,” at the end to make it, “Get back to work for the American people!”
Obama takes a dig at Trump
On Sunday while supporting Hillary Clinton, President Obama also commented that Trump’s Twitter account had been snatched away from him.
Obama said, “In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control, that they said, ‘We’re just going to take away your Twitter.’”
Obama added that if someone cannot handle a Twitter account, then they cannot handle the nuclear codes.
Trump is infamous for his below-the-belt remarks and has received enough flak for them. Earlier, he doubted that President Obama was born in the United States. He also made insulting remarks on Twitter, gave unwanted advice to celebrities about their relationships and insulted random people.
During an interview on a reality TV show, Trump referred to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado as “Miss Piggy” in reference to her weight gain after the pageant, and “Miss Housekeeper” in reference to her Latina upbringing.
It is expected that Trump will get back control of his social media account after the election is over on November 9.