By Katherine LoehrmannWashington (AP) Donald Trump’s tweets about the Charlottesville violence and the police response to it have been a constant source of tension between the president and protesters.
But the Twitter account of the former New York mayor has been a little less volatile than the president’s.
Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, has been active almost every day of his presidency, tweeting a wide range of issues from the Charlottesville riot to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the death penalty.
Trump, who has tweeted a few times about his own tweet, has said that he doesn’t have time to watch the news and has deleted some tweets.
Trump has repeatedly accused protesters of having “disgusted” by his comments on the violence and blamed “thugs” for the violence.
But the president has used the social media platform to discuss other issues, including the investigation into the Charlottesville shooting and the president Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Nov. 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Trump tweets at least five times daily, and he has been using Twitter to criticize his former political opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is challenging him in 2020.
Trump also regularly criticized Clinton for her handling of the deadly shooting in Charlottesville.
The president has criticized the media and Clinton in general, and his use of social media has also been a source of frustration to some Trump supporters.