“Tweet new year: Trump launches barrage of taunts and threats”


POLITICO

“President Donald Trump used his first full work day in 2018 to rekindle one of his favorite political pastimes from 2017: throwing haymakers on Twitter.

The president returned to his full combative form Tuesday after arriving in Washington the day prior from a holiday stay in Mar-a-Lago, taunting news outlets with the prospect of awarding them for their “dishonest & corrupt” coverage, threatening on social media to curb U.S. aid to Palestinians, calling for the jailing of former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and publicly competing with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the size of their nuclear buttons.” MORE

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“Trump confirms secret CIA operation in Syria on Twitter”


THINK PROGRESS

The president denounced details of a Washington Post story, seemingly acknowledging classified intelligence in the process.

“The conservatives defending and applauding Trump’s sexist statement about Mika Brzezinski”


MEDIA MATTERS

“President Donald Trump’s sexist tweets targeting MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski’s appearance were defended and applauded by a variety of conservatives including a Fox host, the White House deputy press secretary, fringe right-wing media figures, and other Republicans.” MORE

“Trump Picks Fights on Twitter, Pisses Off World: A Closer Look”


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“NBC Refuses To Report On Trump London Bridge Tweet Because It May Contain False Info”


POLITICUS USA

NBC News refused to report on a retweet from Donald Trump of a Drudge story because it contains unconfirmed information.

“Families of San Bernardino terrorist attack victims sue Google, Facebook and Twitter for enabling ISIS”


SALON

The families of the victims of the San Bernardino attack claim the tech giants permitted Islamic State to flourish

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“Chuck Schumer Warns Trump A Phony ‘Twitter’ Presidency Will Fail”


HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) aimed his first speech as the new Senate minority leader at President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday, warning his fellow New Yorker that his presidency will fail if he just governs by Twitter and doesn’t deliver on his campaign pledges.

Trump is infamously fond of making pronouncements through social media, and infamously hard to hold accountable for his claims, according to independent fact checkers.

Schumer suggested that Trump will have to do much better on all accounts, but argued that Trump seems to be heading away from his promises to reform Washington.”  MORE

“Trump rattles GOP lawmakers with Twitter power”


POLITICO

The president-elect’s decision to turn his vast following on Republican lawmakers has some wondering if this is the new normal.

The president-elect’s decision to turn his vast following on Republican lawmakers has some wondering if this is the new normal.

“Reince Priebus Plays Down Prospect Of Upending ‘One China’ Policy”


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