Trump writes all of his tweets

Donald Trump's presidency will go down in history for a variety of reasons. One of them is the inimitable way in which the American president makes use of the short message service Twitter. Not a day goes by without Trump tweeting a few tweets in which he praises himself or is very upset about the fact that the extent to which Russia has influenced his election or in which he has any kind of influence is still being investigated Deals with topic that he just became aware of on his favorite television station Fox News. In the mornings, Trump takes what his team calls "Executive Time", which simply means that he sits in front of the television and tweets.

His texts are often interspersed with exclamation marks and capital letters, his use of upper and lower case has little to do with English grammar, and the structure of the sentence drives linguists to despair. There is much to suggest that Trump wants it that way. That he doesn't care in the least about correct English, because he has the feeling that his use of the language hits a nerve at his base. And there is just as much to suggest that there are employees in the White House who have perfected the art of writing tweets that sound exactly as if they came from Trump himself. Not all of the President writes the news on his Twitter account @realDonaldTrump himself.

During the election campaign, it was easy to tell who was writing what, as Trump used an Android phone while his employees used iPhones. Now the president also has an iPhone. The journalist Andrew McGill from the magazine The Atlantic set up a Twitter account called @TrumpOrNotBot last year, on which he checks every Trump tweet for authenticity. He wrote a program that examines the language patterns in hundreds of tweets that Trump wrote before he ran for the presidency. The analysis of these patterns should provide information about whether the tweets of the present come from the president himself or from his team. However, says McGill, he fears that employees are getting better at imitating Trump.

The Boston Globe reports that when employees want Trump to comment on a topic on Twitter, they submit a few drafts to the president in which they lightly sprinkle senseless capital letters and questionable grammar. The president either simply picks one or he gives his favorite the final Trumpian touch. Then the text goes out to its 52.3 million followers.

While the employees gleefully spin the English through the Trump machine until this unique style is created, they do not go so far as to intentionally incorporate spelling errors. This privilege is reserved for the President. He recently managed to misspell the name of his wife Melania. The tweet in question was 100 percent from Trump himself, but it was deleted inconspicuously after a while.