Trump: Twitter helped me win but I’ll be ‘restrained’ now
Donald Trump says social media helped him win the presidential election — but he’ll be “restrained” about using Twitter and Facebook once in power.
He said this in an interview granted with CBS, Trump also mentioned social media gives him “a method of fighting back” against negative news coverage.
He calls social media “tremendous.”
Once he’s in the White House, however, “I’m going to be very restrained, if I use it at all, I’m going to be very restrained,” he said.
He commented that “when you give me a bad story” — then interjected, “of course, CBS would never do a thing like that right?” — social media lets him respond.
And he said the social connections helped him win in states where he was outspent, sometimes dramatically, by Hillary Clinton.
“I think that social media has more power than the money they spent, and I think maybe to a certain extent, I proved that,” he said.