Greta Van Susteren’s Advice for the Tweeter-in-Chief

Think: Michael Beschloss, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Douglas Brinkley. All three are historians who have pored over thousands and thousands of letters written by presidents over the last 200 plus years. And in so doing, helped us understand our history, our democracy.

Now think: Greta Van Susteren. Presidential historian? She has pored over roughly 500 presidential tweets over the course of 100 days.

Yes, I know what you are thinking: What’s wrong with this picture? A lot!

But face it, this is 2017 and we have a president who doesn’t have a quill and an ink bowl. He has an iPhone and 140 characters. So do you, so do I. What is hard to come to grips with is this: President Trump is the “tweeter-in-chief.” We have a tweeting president, and a very active one at that. I just have not yet gotten used it.




President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is photographed on a computer screen in Washington on April 3.