There are several ways for an American president to speak to the public. Of course, they can hold press conferences or just answer questions from reporters while doing their regular business.
Traditionally, press officers act as representatives of the Commander-in-Chief and answer questions directly from the White House press corps. Donald Trump had press officers who regularly answered questions like Sarah Sanders and Kayleigh McEneny. He also employed Stephanie Grisham, who had never held a briefing in the nine months she held the position.
Donald Trump's most popular way of communicating with the public is, of course, his Twitter feed. And why shouldn't he? Since he is the president, he is free to lie, harass, and spread misinformation on the website at will.
Unlike Trump, successor Joe Biden is unlikely to communicate much on Twitter, and he will likely prefer more traditional bills. Fox host Sean Hannity argued on Monday that we are going to miss these Trump tweets.
Hannity said on his radio show on Monday:
“Look at how many Republicans have fled Trump in the whole 4 years. "Oh, he's controversial. Oh, he, you know, he – he has his voice. Oh, he tweets." Well, I think American buyers will regret missing the tweets pretty quickly offended her so much. They weren't offended, it was feigned indignation. "
Trump's Twitter account will likely look very different in a few months. He will no longer enjoy the protected status that he receives as President. And it wouldn't be a big surprise if Twitter blocked its account altogether.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.