A couple of months ago I said this about Trump’s tweeting:
What really gets me is the disparity of effort. Master trolls don’t hang around writing screeds online, their role is to throw petrol on a fire and walk away, leaving everyone else to waste days or weeks fighting each other. In Trump’s case, he can tie up tens of thousands of his enemies’ manhours and get them to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars simply by retweeting a video, an action which takes less than a second.
Perceived slights, insults and questions about his intelligence. If Donald Trump’s recent Twitter feed is any indication, these are the topics on the president’s mind as he settles in for the night and when he rises in the morning.
Given the daunting tasks facing the administration and Congress in the coming weeks, some of his allies and aides at Camp David may view the president’s concerns as misdirected.
Trump spends a few seconds boasting about himself on Twitter. The media then spends thousands of manhours reporting on it, ignoring anything of importance that might be going on in the world. In the course of doing so they suggest Trump’s efforts should perhaps be focused elsewhere.
He really is trolling them, isn’t he?