- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 23, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Donald J. Trump’s tweets were a popular part of his campaign and have now become an integral part of his presidency, but should he keep tweeting? Many say no but I say yes and here’s why.

I’m sure, like me, you grew up playing the game “Telephone.” You sat in a circle with the other players and the first person whispered a message in the ear of the person next to them and the message continued down the line. The farther the words went, the more and more warped they became. At the end of the game, the message was comically unrecognizable.

Now, this may be funny in a childhood game. But, in the real world, warped messaging can be very dangerous and unfortunately is exactly what happens to much of the information coming out of Washington. When first released, the facts are clear. But, news story after news story, they slowly become more and more inaccurate and oftentimes end up being warped into completely false information.

Of course, some journalists have made concerted efforts to improve their industry, but we simply have not seen the change from the majority of the media that “we the people” want and need. But, luckily for us, we aren’t always forced to settle for this potentially warped information. We have the ability to go directly to the source through the verified social media accounts of our elected officials, like President Trump.

On Twitter, we can read the exact words President Trump is tweeting at anytime and from anywhere in the world. Just as President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his fireside chats to speak directly to the American people, President Trump is using Twitter to do the same. His account is a consistently a reliable outlet for the American people to hear directly from the President every single day. His tweets are a source of direct information and spark healthy political discussions among Republicans and Democrats alike.

Instead of relying on others to relay important information to us, President Trump is speaking directly to us on his Twitter account with transparency and truth. This is what the American people want and deserve, and this exactly what we are getting on Twitter from President Trump. Let’s encourage our President to continue tweeting to us!

Madison Gesiotto is the former Regional Press Secretary for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and a political commentator who appears frequently on Fox News Channel. She is currently in the final year of pursuing her J.D. at The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. You can reach her by email at contact@madisongesiotto.com or follow her on Twitter: @madisongesiotto.

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