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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:42 PM

Trump's aides hosted an 'intervention' to try to tone down his Twitter use

Source: Business Insider


David Choi
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President Donald Trump's aides grew so alarmed by the barrage of inflammatory tweets coming from Trump that they organized an "intervention," one official said to The Wall Street Journal.

Hosted several weeks ago, the discussion was reportedly meant to encourage Trump to exercise more restraint on the social media platform, which has gotten Trump into trouble in the past more recently when he openly accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his campaign.

Aides warned Trump his tweets could "paint him into a corner" potentially compromising him both politically and legally.

The accounts mirror ongoing worries about Trump's tendency to go off-script in social situations in light of the state of turmoil surrounding the White House after 10 days of bombshell headlines. Many aides have said that they felt "besieged" and feared for their own futures, according to The New York Times.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-twitter-intervention-2017-5

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Reply Trump's aides hosted an 'intervention' to try to tone down his Twitter use (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 19 OP
Honeycombe8 May 19 #1
JHan May 19 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 19 #3
ginnyinWI May 20 #5
NYC Liberal May 20 #6
Chicago1980 May 20 #4
JoeOtterbein May 20 #7
JoeOtterbein May 20 #8
DesertRat May 20 #9
canetoad May 20 #10
dalton99a May 20 #11
BumRushDaShow May 20 #12
SummerSnow May 20 #13
jpak May 20 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:46 PM

1. It didn't work. More damaging tweets keep coming out.

The aides may be afraid to leave (or some of them) for fear of retaliation. Trump could ruin their careers, and would. No one is too small or unimportant for him to ruin.

You run with the devil, you get pitchforked sometimes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:52 PM

2. lol A lot of good that did.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:53 PM

3. It doesn't seem to have worked.

I don't think there's any way to change the way SCROTUS operates. He's going to keep doing what he does because he can't stand feeling like he's "losing."

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:05 AM

5. right. he's driven by his emotionally disturbed impulses. n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:37 AM

6. They should just tell him how much Obama LOVED using Twitter.

He'd probably try to get Twitter investigated and shut down if they did.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:01 AM

4. I'm glad it didn't work.

I want to see this dumbass implicate himself.

#Winning?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:37 AM

7. I admit I'm an Atheist, but; OMG an "intervention" for Trump is hilarious!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:41 AM

8. Trump "intervention" #1: Remove Phone, #2: Put on Plane to an oil-rich people who are:

"chopping off heads"..."like never seen before"...."since, like, the middle ages"....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:46 AM

9. I hope he keeps tweeting

He's digging his own grave.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:10 AM

10. Bull-fucking-shit

They know what he's like. How many fucking interventions in the past year? Has anything changed?

Stop makiing excuses and admit he is out of control.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #10)

Sat May 20, 2017, 03:20 AM

11. Agreed. It's absolute bullshit.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #10)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:33 AM

12. I think they are putting that out there as a CYA

to show they warned him before the hammer comes down... just like -



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:34 AM

13. He will never surrender his Tweets to no one. Hos Tweets is all he has.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:41 AM

14. Sad!

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