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Speculation: Trump doesn't write his own tweets

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    I've come to suspect that Donald Trump does not write all of his tweets. I think a ghost writer, such as Steven Miller, writes many of Trump's antagonistic tweets and sometimes lawyers written a few.

    Trump is likely closely involved, and actually writes some of them. I no longer believe Trump actually types them into into a computer or smartphone.

    My conclusion:

    • Trump is not skilled enough to actually send as many tweets as we read each day, so he has someone else do it for him (ie Steven Miller).
    • Deniability. If in future any of his tweets become a legal issue, he can legally claim he didn't actually write most of them. In a court of law, his attorney would argue that presidential tweets are legally the same as WH press releases, where WH staff does all the work on behalf the president, thus Trump can not be held personally liable for what was tweeted while president.
    • The tweets sometimes have a very official, well compose, writing style. The tweets are restrained as if the tweet has been written by an attorney or professional political writer.

    What I speculate happening a majority of the time, Trump gets pissed off after watching Fox News (or whatever), calls up Steven Miller or whomever does the actual ghost writing, and goes into a rant. The ghost writer then composes the tweets that satisfies trump.

    A big factor is deniability. Trump loves to take credit for what works, and blame others for what doesn't. At some future date when it become known that there is a ghost writer involved, it makes it easy for trump to blame the ghost writer for the tweets that become a problem for Trump, and also claim that the tweets were nothing more than WH press releases. Trump: "Don't blame me, I didn't write them"

    I am not the only person who reached this conclusion, simply do an internet search on "Trump doesn't write his own tweets" and there are countless articles by others who noticed the tweets appear to be written by people other than Trump

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    That's plausible. Using words and misspelling them e.g., boarder crossing, smocking gun, it's possible Baron his youngest son is writing for him.

    "Watch the moment on 'Fox & Friends First' that seemed to inspire Trump's 'smocking gun' tweet"

    yahoo.com/entertainment/watch-moment-fo...

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    Normally I am a bit skeptical of these claims from less known websites, but the Boston Globe likewise had an article in May 218 on Trump's tweets. They claim that "West Wing employees" who write Trump's proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax to mimic Trump's style according to two people familiar with the process.

    The West Wing employees indeed could be Stephen Miller.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Normally I am a bit skeptical of these claims from less known websites, but the Boston Globe likewise had an article in May 218 on Trump's tweets. They claim that "West Wing employees" who write Trump's proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax to mimic Trump's style according to two people familiar with the process.

    The West Wing employees indeed could be Stephen Miller.

    What is puzzling, and a bit suspicious, is why doesn't Trump or WH staff simply delete the tweet and resend it with corrections. I am sure the WH already has one or people who's job responsibility is to monitor Trump's tweeter feed. There have been a lot speculation that many of the tweets are trolling the media, and one method they occasionally insert is bad spelling or grammar.

    Part of my conclusion that Trump uses one or more ghost writers is because Trump doesn't read. So I find it puzzling that someone who doesn't read likes to communicate using text messaging, especially a man of his age who is not technically inclined beyond watching TV and using the phone; anything beyond that is delegated to others. I suspect further, like many men his age, computers and smartphones (beyond dialing) is beyond his ability to use. Trump's skills are about projecting an imagine of himself that does not exist, not leveraging knowledge of how to personally use modern communication technologies to his advantage.

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    wwjd -- yes Trump is a master con artist...maybe the best ever. I, for one, have to give him top marks for the way he has been able to manipulate the media. I give him an A+ for that. He knows that his outrageous tweets grab attention and deflect from other more important issues. As he wrote in his book, Art of the Deal:

    "The point is that if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.”

    “I don’t mind controversy, and my deals tend to be somewhat ambitious. The result is that the press has always wanted to write about me.”

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    wwjd Wrote: I've come to suspect that Donald Trump does not write all of his tweets. I think a ghost writer, such as Steven Miller, writes many of Trump's antagonistic tweets and sometimes lawyers written a few.

    You're correct that Trump doesn't write all of his Tweets, but it's not Steven Miller who moonlights as Donald's Twitter brain.

    The New York Times did a great story about Dan Scavino back in April of this year titled The Man Behind the President's Tweets. He's unknown to 99% of the country, but he plays an integral role in Donald's propaganda machine as the White House social media director. Trump wants everyone to think that his Tweets are spur of the moment, but the vast majority of them are anything but.

    It's a fascinating read (if you have a subscription to the Times). If you don't then Terry Gross did a great interview with the author of the story, journalist Robert Draper shortly after the story came out.

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    And 80% of his base don't read his tweets. They get uncle Bob to read them cause he knows more words.
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    I read the above New York Times article by Robert Draper. It is certainly revealing about Dan Scavino as an absolute servant to Trump. The loyalty is 100 percent...perhaps a modern version of Joseph Goebbels, except that he avoids the limelight; still he is an effective propaganda machine to feed Trump's base writing many of Trump's Tweets with a "National Enquirer type of moral compass".

    Being the longest serving "servant" of Trump, I would expect Robert Mueller to interview him if he hasn't already. No doubt he would lie unabashedly for Trump.

    Dan Scavino is the perfect Trump employee.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I read the above New York Times article by Robert Draper. It is certainly revealing about Dan Scavino as an absolute servant to Trump. The loyalty is 100 percent...perhaps a modern version of Joseph Goebbels, except that he avoids the limelight; still he is an effective propaganda machine to feed Trump's base writing many of Trump's Tweets with a "National Enquirer type of moral compass".

    Being the longest serving "servant" of Trump, I would expect Robert Mueller to interview him if he hasn't already. No doubt he would lie unabashedly for Trump.

    Dan Scavino is the perfect Trump employee.

    I encourage everyone to listen to or read the interview Terry Gross did with the author, as well. Draper teaches us how to parse Tweets written in coordination with Scavino and those written by Trump himself:

    "If you look at Trump's Twitter page, you'll see, for one thing, a few sort of anodyne things: "I'll be at such-and-such a place at 1 o'clock." Trump's not writing that; Dan Scavino is.

    Then you'll see other things that will say, "I'm not the corrupt one; Hillary Clinton is corrupt." And it will list three or four reasons why Hillary Clinton is the corrupt one, not Trump. Well, that's Trump, but it's Trump in "collusion," as it were, with Scavino, who will supply the litany of examples.

    There are also some tweets that Trump will dictate to Scavino and Scavino will then polish them up, make sure there are no grammatical errors or anything like that. Trump will look at them and then say, "OK, that looks good," or "No, no. I want you to put this back in." Then he'll say, "Go ahead and hit send," and Scavino will do so. ...

    There certainly are tweets that Trump himself writes in the dark of night or first thing in the morning that Dan Scavino sees when the rest of the world sees. That's probably about half of the tweets overall. But of the 37,000 or so tweets that Trump has sent out, Dan Scavino is responsible for — at least as a "co-conspirator" to — about half of those."

    Donald wants us all to think that everything he says is spur of the moment and from the gut, but many of his Tweets are anything but. The saddest part of it all is that the leader of the free world spends more time crafting his error-ridden Tweets than he does conducting the duties of the office he holds.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote:

    I read the above New York Times article by Robert Draper. It is certainly revealing about Dan Scavino as an absolute servant to Trump. The loyalty is 100 percent...perhaps a modern version of Joseph Goebbels, except that he avoids the limelight; still he is an effective propaganda machine to feed Trump's base writing many of Trump's Tweets with a "National Enquirer type of moral compass".

    Being the longest serving "servant" of Trump, I would expect Robert Mueller to interview him if he hasn't already. No doubt he would lie unabashedly for Trump.

    Dan Scavino is the perfect Trump employee.

    I encourage everyone to listen to or read the interview Terry Gross did with the author, as well. Draper teaches us how to parse Tweets written in coordination with Scavino and those written by Trump himself:

    "If you look at Trump's Twitter page, you'll see, for one thing, a few sort of anodyne things: "I'll be at such-and-such a place at 1 o'clock." Trump's not writing that; Dan Scavino is.

    Then you'll see other things that will say, "I'm not the corrupt one; Hillary Clinton is corrupt." And it will list three or four reasons why Hillary Clinton is the corrupt one, not Trump. Well, that's Trump, but it's Trump in "collusion," as it were, with Scavino, who will supply the litany of examples.

    There are also some tweets that Trump will dictate to Scavino and Scavino will then polish them up, make sure there are no grammatical errors or anything like that. Trump will look at them and then say, "OK, that looks good," or "No, no. I want you to put this back in." Then he'll say, "Go ahead and hit send," and Scavino will do so. ...

    There certainly are tweets that Trump himself writes in the dark of night or first thing in the morning that Dan Scavino sees when the rest of the world sees. That's probably about half of the tweets overall. But of the 37,000 or so tweets that Trump has sent out, Dan Scavino is responsible for — at least as a "co-conspirator" to — about half of those."

    Donald wants us all to think that everything he says is spur of the moment and from the gut, but many of his Tweets are anything but. The saddest part of it all is that the leader of the free world spends more time crafting his error-ridden Tweets than he does conducting the duties of the office he holds.

    At one time I thought that banning him from twitter should have been done, but I believe another member said that it would be bad to do that because trump has tweeted about so many things, in fact may be used against him if a court or in the congress in preferring charges against him, since trump contradicts himself so much. If he's not composing his own messages, he might use that as a defense argument, that he doesn't use twitter-he has a staff member tweet for him.
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    Dockadams Wrote: At one time I thought that banning him from twitter should have been done, but I believe another member said that it would be bad to do that because trump has tweeted about so many things, in fact may be used against him if a court or in the congress in preferring charges against him, since trump contradicts himself so much. If he's not composing his own messages, he might use that as a defense argument, that he doesn't use twitter-he has a staff member tweet for him.

    If I were to make that decision, I wouldn't hesitate to permanently ban him from twitter while he is president. It would be akin to taking away the TV set so trump can't watch TV. It would be extremely disabling to him.

    I suppose one counter argument would be that Trump would just find another social media platform, such as Facebook, etc. But I think other platforms would be less effective.

    Twitter is Trump's megaphone. Take it away from him, so he forced to directly to be held accountable for his BS.