"I think that his use of social media in particular … is gonna be something that's never been seen before," Spicer told Rhode Island news station WPRI in an interview published Monday. "He has this direct pipeline in the American people, where he can talk back and forth."Indeed, the president-elect has continued to tweet since defeating Hillary Clinton in the election last month, maintaining use of a platform he has famously deployed to savage his rivals and attack his critics.
On Monday alone, he told his nearly 18 million followers there is "NO WAY!" President Barack Obama could have beaten him in a general election, decried the United Nations as "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time," claimed credit for Christmas spending, and accused the media of not reporting his contributions to the Trump Foundation, which he said in a statement Saturday he plans to dissolve (although he can't do so while New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating the foundation).