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Trump: ‘Without The Tweets, I Wouldn’t Be Here’

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President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t have won the election without his tweets in a Financial Times interview published Sunday.

“Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he said, adding: “I have over 100m [followers] between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Over 100m. I don’t have to go to the fake media,” Trump told the Financial Times, in a discussion of how his online activity both worries and encourages corporate CEOs.

“I don’t regret anything because there is nothing you can do about it,” he said, regarding what he brushed aside as the occasional misfired tweet or comment. “You know if you issue hundreds of tweets, and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s not so bad. Now my last tweet, you know the one that you are talking about perhaps, was the one about being in quotes wire tapped, meaning surveilled. Guess what, it is turning out to be true … I predicted Brexit.” (RELATED: Twitter Doesn’t Rule Out Banning Trump If He Gets Too Unruly)

Republicans in Congress, and even members of Trump’s own staff, however, have taken a more negative view of his preferred method of communication, particularly now that he is president.

“I’d like to get him some Ambien,” Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday in an ABC Facebook Live interview.

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