Trump's Campaign Staff Finally Wrests Control of Trump's Toxic Twitter Account from Him

Can you hear the screams emanating from Trump Tower? No, it's not Ivanka begging to be let out (drop those dreams, she likes her father, perhaps just as much as his violent supporters do). No, it's the sound of the Republican presidential candidate's reaction to being told by aides that he's in very big trouble, and according to a New York Times report, has lost access to the gasoline that powers his presidential run: Twitter. 

According to the report, which details the final days of the Trump campaign, "Aides to Mr. Trump have finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully—and often counterproductively—savage his rivals." Spokeswoman Hope Hicks was observed editing and publishing tweets in Miami, which would be normal practice for any other candidate, but a low blow to one with many memorable moments on social media—praising Putin, retweeting white supremacists, encouraging followers to check out sex tapes at 3am.

Of course, Trump still has his rallies, attendance at which seemed to translate for votes in the primaries. Aides also emphasized that the campaign has "a level of sophistication that outsiders, and people who have run traditional campaigns, cannot fully appreciate." 

We all, however, can appreciate another moment that occurred while aides were setting up a teleprompter and failed to notice a hot light had made contact with campaign chief executive Steve Bannon's pants, as reported by the New York Times: "'I think my pant leg is on fire,' he said after noticing the acrid smell."

Perhaps Obama said it best while stumping for Clinton in Kissimee, Florida: "Now, if somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes."


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