Decoding Donald Trump’s Twitter Meltdown

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Decoding Donald Trump’s Twitter Meltdown

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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weet. Firestorm. Debate. Repeat.

The genius of Donald Trump’s Twitter account doesn’t lie in how outrageous or uncouth it is, but in its simple motif of driving conversation. His most recent “bigly” one is not the “I have a bigger nuclear war initiation button than you” jibe at North Korean bossman Kim Jong-un. It is that Trump, a night after the Golden Globes, is having his own award ceremony for… wait for it… “THE MOST DISHONEST AND CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR.” (Capitalisation tweeter’s own.)

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