CBS News host John Dickerson asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in an interview aired Sunday if he thought his Twitter wars were presidential.
Trump has engaged in multiple Twitter spats throughout the course of his campaign, calling people names and retweeting self-described white supremacists.
“There’s a lot of drama around your campaign. Is that presidential?” Dickerson asked Trump, before the candidate cut him off. “Do you think, these Twitter back and forth fights..”
“Well, I’m in Twitter wars before, really, I was a politician. And now I’m carrying it out,” Trump said. “But I was being barraged from all different sides. Having Twitter is great. And between Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, I have 12 million people, more than 12 million people. So it is a great way of getting
the word out.”
Trump went on to explain that he can slow down Twitter.
“I’m very capable of slowing down Twitter or doing whatever I want to do,” Trump said. “But Twitter is actually I’ve found it to be, and Facebook, is a
wonderful, modern way of communicating.”