Banning Trump from Twitter has had a starkly noticeable and beneficial impact. It has been a refreshing break, to say the least, generally. And Just now, I heard a news anchor talking about how helpful it has been that Trump cannot attack Republicans debating impeachment in real time.
This also made me think: do I remember anything particularly memorable or useful about Twitter during the Obama presidency. Yes, it was not an instrument of hatred and division. But, also, was there anything beneficial about it?
Not every new development or technology is appropriate for every situation. I would prefer my President to communicate at a podium, a press conference, from the Oval Office or even impromptu press appearances.
I don’t see any value in a President who tweets.
We value norms, and so we should like to create new ones.
Hey President Biden: How about dropping Twitter completely?