Future White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said his boss President-elect Donald Trump has no plans of stopping his social media activity when he officially takes the Oval.
Trump’s communication with supporters through the internet is going to be “a really exciting part of the job” and “something that’s never been seen before,” Spicer told Rhode Island news station WPRI in an interview broadcasted Monday.
“He [Trump] has this direct pipeline to the American people where he can talk back and forth with almost 17 million people on Twitter, but combined with Facebook and Instagram, it’s well over 40 million,” Spicer said.
“And I think that allows him to add an element of a conversation that’s never occurred. He can put his thoughts out and hear what they’re thinking in a way that no one has ever been able to do before.” (RELATED: Twitter Doesn’t Rule Out Banning Trump If He Gets Too Unruly)
Spicer, who is the Republican National Committee Communications director, was officially tapped by Trump Thursday and called the appointment an honor.
While Trump said in a post-election interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that he will be “very restrained” on social media, Spicer indicates that platforms like Twitter and Facebook will be a critical tool for the incoming president to communicate with the masses.
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