A message appeared on Twitter at the same time on the account of the US president and on that of the head of social networks of the White House, October 4, seems to indicate that Donald Trump does not write all the nocturnal projections that are lent to him.
A tweet appeared for a few seconds simultaneously on the accounts of Donald Trump and his expert in social networks, Dan Scavino, on October 4. The gray eminence hastened to suppress the duplicate, but too late. A Washington reporter working for Business Insider had time to spot it and comment: “I do not believe Donald Trump wrote this tweet.”
I don't think Trump did this tweet pic.twitter.com/HXZHPr6Nls
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) October 4, 2017
“NBC News is #FakeNews”: Trump or Scavino?
Donald Trump is known for his very direct, even relaxed, style on Twitter. He had illustrated himself with little sentences visibly unread , so much so that his entourage during the campaign had considered depriving him of his account to two days of the election of 2016.
But no spelling error, no automatic corrector problem, this time: it is indeed an attack against the media. On October 4, 2017, the US president, or rather his communications advisor, scolded the NBC news channel, which had revealed information that Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, would have treated Donald Trump of “Cretin” and thought of resigning during the summer : “NBC news makes misinformation and is even more dishonest than CNN. A shame for good journalism. No wonder their last scores are so bad! ”
NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017Loading...
If the tweet of Dan Scavino’s account was immediately erased, the one that appears on the account of the 45th president of the United States is always online and provokes outrageous reactions on the part of the Net surfers in the comments. The most enraged reiterate the insult attributed to Rex Tillerson (denied by the White House) and demand the return of the Obama couple to the presidency.
“Mini-moi”: golf courses at the White House
Dan Scavino, described by the American media as a “double” or “mini-me” of the president, had acceded to the mysteries of the Trump clan by working as a caddy on the golf greens where the billionaire was illustrious. Politico had already hinted that this trusted man would write tweets under the dictation of Donald Trump and that he imitated his style wonderfully on the social network.
In August 2016, the Washington Post also found that the person who wrote the tweets attributed to Donald Trump did not always use the same phone: at times, from a Samsung and others, from an iPhone.
Dan Scavino took care a few months later to signal the president’s phone change: “Donald Trump uses his new iPhone for a few weeks on Twitter. Yes, it is indeed the 45th president of the United States who tweets and reads you! ”
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) March 29, 2017
According to the Washington Post’s analysis , the tweets attributed to Donald Trump were rather aggressive and those of his imitator limited themselves to rather friendly outings. But in this case, more recent, it is precisely the reverse that would have occurred.