Twitter isn't President Trump's No. 1 anymore.
About a year after his election, Trump gave Fox Business Network an interview all about his social media habits, notably saying "I doubt I would be [president] if it weren't for social media, to be honest with you." Yet as of his Thursday morning tweet thread, Trump isn't so sure about that.
Ahead of the White House's social media summit on Thursday, Trump sent out a slew of tweets decrying the "fake news media" for apparently being "not as important, or as powerful, as social media." Trump then asked himself if he would have "become president without social media," and answered "yes (probably)" right after.
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Trump's social media summit notably did not invite some of the biggest social networks out there, namely Facebook and Twitter. Instead, the guest list is largely full of far-right activists and conspiracy theorists who spread disinformation online.
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