Apparently Donald Trump’s campaign advisors had supposedly ‘cracked the code’ for keeping him off Twitter and are passing on the idea to the White House staff. They believe that he feels compelled to tweet when he thinks he is being criticized for something, and so they seek out praise of him by looking on friendly sites like Fox, Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Times. and Infowars and feeding those comments to him.
The difficulty they have is that Trump apparently does not get his news online, preferring the print editions of newspapers and is especially partial to reading the New York Times, the paper he constantly denigrates. But he is also an insatiable consumer of cable news and so they would also feed items to those outlets, and then encourage people to tweet out those stories to the echo chamber so that Trump could then hear it.
One Trump associate said it’s important to show Trump deference and offer him praise and respect, as that will lead him to more often listen. And if Trump becomes obsessed with a grudge, aides need to try and change the subject, friends say. Leaving him alone for several hours can prove damaging, because he consumes too much television and gripes to people outside the White House.
Part of the current problem is Trump is still adjusting to his new circumstances and has plenty of time to stew over negative reviews as he spends time alone in the evenings and early mornings as his wife, Melania Trump, continues living in New York as his youngest son, Barron, finishes the school year.
The president of the USA is a toddler who needs constant watching over so that he does not get into trouble. Reassuring, isn’t it?