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Stop saying Trump should stop Tweeting. Why should he? It works for him. He has 38.8 million Twitter followers, and he can talk directly to them.

That’s real communication power.

Instead of whining, Democrats need to get tweeting better. And there’s no better role model than 91-year-old former congressman John Dingell of Michigan.

Mashable wrote than Dingell, “has been quick, witty, and on fire with his 140 characters for years. Despite his age, he knows how to use the tweet machine the way it was intended: biting commentary, playful retweets, and insightful and smart reactions. Time and again he’s shown he’s mastered Twitter.”

After Charlottesville, Dingell tweeted:

“I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I’ll do it again if I have to. Hatred, bigotry, & fascism should have no place in this country.”

On Russia:

“Flynn lied about Russia.
“Kushner lied about Russia.
“Sessions lied about Russia.
“Trump Jr. lied about Russia.
“Trump is lying about Russia.”

Dingell has been doing it for years. 2014:

“Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I’m only left with more questions.”

I have one quibble with the Mashable article. The headline says: “91-year-old former congressman shows millennials how to tweet about Trump.”

Why millennials? What about the rest of us? Especially us aspiring geezers. And especially Democrats who want to run against Trump in 2020.

If you can’t tweet well, you can’t communicate in today’s world, and you have no business running for President.


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