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278 Tweet by Trump attacking 25 Figures, Organizations

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2W2EC

Washington – It seems President-elect Donald Trump has been considered the most interesting among world leaders because ever since he announced his candidacy for the presidential elections, many ruled out that he might become the president, however following his success in the elections the latter became the people’s major concern.

After Trump’s dream became true, the whole world has been awaiting what this controversial president will say or do next.

Perhaps his constant activity on social media, mainly Twitter, is considered one of the major reasons that drive people to follow him and wait his tweets that are entirely far from his official censorship or diplomatic status that used to be pursued by his predecessor Obama – or even other heads of states.

Trump won’t end the onslaught of posts on Twitter that fed his unconventional campaign, even after taking on the formalized duties of the Oval Office later this month.

Making news and issuing statements on social media, including Facebook and Instagram, will “absolutely” continue, despite earlier promises by Trump to cut back, incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

“You know what? The fact of the matter is that when he tweets, he gets results,” Spicer said.

“You know, with all due respect, I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45 plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation,” he said. “He doesn’t have to have it funneled through the media.”

Trump currently has 18.3 million followers on Twitter, 16.8 million on Facebook and 4.5 million on Instagram. He has tweeted more than 34,000 times since joining the social media platform in 2009.

“Trump has his own way of communicating with America,” Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, said on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders haunted Donald Trump and Republicans with the ghost of Twitter past on Wednesday.

The Vermont senator printed an oversized tweet of Trump’s to use as a visual aid during the Senate’s debate over the future of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.

The president-elect’s tweet from May 2015 claimed that he was the only Republican candidate “to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.”

Sanders said that Trump must be held accountable for his campaign promises, as they are what allowed him to win the presidency.

“This is what he asked millions of elderly people and working class people to vote for him on — these are the principles that Donald Trump ran and won the presidency on,” Sanders said.

In this matter, South Korea has appointed an official from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs to monitor President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter account, according to the London-based “Independent” newspaper.

The country’s North American Affairs Bureau will now be closely screening the Republican leader’s posts, with special attention given to tweets relating to Korea and northeast Asia.

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