Is Trump holding to campaign promise to ‘speak the truth’? Video

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Back with more on the president’s first 100 and president trump is changing the way the white house communicates with American, using social media like no one has before. Jon Karl back with a closer look. Reporter: George, as a candidate Donald Trump communicated like none before him, and now that he is in the white house, that has not changed. I went to an ivy league school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words. Reporter: From early in the campaign, Donald Trump cast himself as the next great communicator. I speak the truth. And I think people get it. And these guys are liars, but look, look, the press lies. Reporter: His promise, telling it like it is, bypassing what he called the dishonest media. I like that he speaks what I feel. Reporter: Trump the candidate dominated social media. I have between Facebook and Twitter and Instagram I have like almost 12 million people. That’s a lot. Reporter: Credited Twitter with helping him win the white house. Then, he contemplated kicking the habit. I’m going to do very restrained if I use it at all. I’m going to do very restrained. Reporter: That didn’t happen. Since taking the the presidential oath, trump has tweeted more than 450 times. Some of those tweets got him into hot water. None more than when he tweeted the explosive and unfounded allegation that Barack Obama had wiretapped trump tower. You president trump president trump’s toning claim. It became a massive distraction, but his Twitter following has only grown. On inauguration day, 20 million followers. Now he’s up to 28 million. Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States. Reporter: He’s held fewer solo press conferences, just one in his first 100 days compared to four by president Obama. Thank you very much. Reporter: And that one, a doozy. Trump tangled with reporters for 75 minutes. And on the leaks, is it fake news or are these real leaks? The leaks are real. You know what they said. You saw it, and the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake. Reporter: Late night comedians had a field day. The tone of the press conference was like if your dad found a pack of cigarettes under your mattress. Reporter: For all the unconventional communication, trump has shown he can adjust his style to meet the traditions of the office. I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment, believe in yourselves. Reporter: That speech before the joint session of congress was well received by both his allies and his critics, and George, the president’s Twitter habits do seem to be changing. Take a look at the numbers. In his first month in office, he tweeted 145 times. In March, 129 times. And now in April, 113 times. He appears to be reigning it in a little bit. You may be surprised on that his most popular tweet was not one of the more controversial ones. It was a tweet where he defended the…

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