no politician was better than him at posting
Trump used the social media platform in a way that no figure in American government has ever managed before
For the most part, politicians’ Twitter accounts are boring. They lack the off-the-cuff quality that is the principle pleasure of following a public figure on social media as opposed to in the news. Trump’s genius was to use Twitter the way ordinary people use social media: poorly.
his regular indulgence in slander,
his unthinking repetition of inaccurate news
from obviously unreliable websites:
these are precisely the problems official communications from public figures have historically sought to avoid.