Shontavia Johnson


How Trump Gets Away With Deleting Tweets

Tweets are presidential records, but there’s a delicate legal balance between public interest and executive freedom

Image via Flickr user Sasha Kimel (cc)

By many accounts, Donald Trump’s bold use of Twitter helped him get the attention and votes necessary to win a presidential race few initially thought he could. Given Trump’s affinity for the social media platform, it was unsurprising that tweets began streaming from his @realDonaldTrump account before noon on Inauguration Day.

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