Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's Twitter habits, says 'he needs to tweet like we need to eat'

Conway added that Twitter is perhaps the president's most powerful weapon in getting his message out across the world. 


                            Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's Twitter habits, says 'he needs to tweet like we need to eat'

President Donald Trump's White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, in a recent interview, said that the Republican leader's penchant for tweeting stems from a fundamental need.

"He needs to tweet like we need to eat," Conway told The New York Times of Trump in an interview. She added that the popular micro-blogging site is perhaps the president's most powerful weapon in getting his message out across the world. 

The White House official also told the newspaper that Twitter enables Trump to reach out to "regular people" and represents "the democratization of information... They all hear 'ping' at the same time." Conway added that regardless of who Trump's followers are, "they all hear 'ping' at the same time."

Kellyanne Conway listens as Trump speaks during a meeting in the White House on October 21 (Getty Images)

The Times, Trump's frequent target on Twitter, published an analysis of the president's social media output ever since he took office nearly three years ago. The report revealed that more than half of Trump's 11,390 presidential tweets saw him attacking his political rivals and the "Fake News media."

The president attacked 630 individuals over the course of 5,880 Twitter posts, according to the outlet. His main targets included Democratic rivals like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to celebrities like Meryl Streep, Bette Midler, and Spike Lee.

The report also found out that Trump had tweeted at least 1,710 times to spread conspiracy theories, 851 times to attack minority groups, 758 times to promote Fox News. The president also tweeted at least 256 times to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 233 times to criticise American allies, 132 times to praise dictators, 95 times to publicise a Trump Organization business and 40 times to spread bogus concerns about voter fraud and America’s “rigged” electoral system despite the system allowing his 2016 presidency win.

The outlet also revealed in its report that Trump tweeted 2,026 times to "praise President Trump."

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