During a recent interview on right-wing network Newscast, former President Donald Trump told host Greg Kelly that he doesn't mind being banned from Twitter.
After all, said Trump, his press releases are "much more elegant" than any tweet.
“I do press releases. And frankly, they’re more elegant than tweeting,” Trump said. Former President Trump declin… https://t.co/wqUoukMHYO— The Epoch Times (@The Epoch Times) 1616598601.0
I guess Trump likes press releases going forward instead of posting on social media. He seemed pretty standoffish t… https://t.co/CeGHWt0kI9— 💸𝐁𝐔𝐘𝐃𝐄𝐍$ 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐑$𝐄 ™ (@💸𝐁𝐔𝐘𝐃𝐄𝐍$ 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐑$𝐄 ™) 1616470349.0
Trump said to Kelly:
"Frankly, they're more elegant than tweeting, as the expression goes. They're really much more elegant. And the word is getting out."
"... It's probably a better form, and everyone's waiting for it. For me it works, for other people it wouldn't work because a press release doesn't mean that much, but when I put out a press release, you see what happens. Everyone's waiting."
Trump’s press releases get “picked up” because his staff emails them to reporters, who screenshot and post them to… https://t.co/oopMzrrnGo— Nu Wexler (@Nu Wexler) 1616470057.0
@realTuckFrumper Trump's "Press Releases" are his new "Teleprompter" speeches. Written and vetted by Trump paid staffers.— Bill Wong (@Bill Wong) 1616596870.0
Trump also noted that tweeting sometimes "gets [him] into trouble," saying:
"You're retweeting people, and you find out that the retweets were not so good, because the person ... that you're retweeting is not the best. It gets you in a little difficulty every once in a while. I like this better than Twitter. Actually, they did us a favor."
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@HuffPost https://t.co/8btpkuNbpt— Pumpkin farts (@Pumpkin farts) 1616630407.0
Trump was removed from almost all social media following tweets that incited a violent insurrection against the government.
@HuffPost https://t.co/bDRfkuE5bL— JohnstownTheMovie (@JohnstownTheMovie) 1616630528.0
@HuffPost Think of the utter mayhem a Trump social network would create. Place your bets on the first lawsuit.— gobbledeegouk (@gobbledeegouk) 1616634517.0
Please, Trump does not need a platform. https://t.co/Aol2wtFibv— Margaret Willy (@Margaret Willy) 1616631147.0
Many on Twitter dreaded the idea of a Trump social media network.
Well....the spelling is much better!!!!!! https://t.co/dcnrETqhhQ— Steve (@Steve) 1616640546.0
There were also people online who questioned the "elegance" of Trump's press releases.
Former President Trump claims he doesn't mind being off Twitter, and Twitter users don't seem to mind his absence. His ban appears to be a win-win situation!