THUNDER BAY – The ongoing Tweets and statements by President Donald Trump are generating trends on social media today. Comedian Stephen Colbert was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on recent comments by the President. Colbert is stating that the “President wants to live in a fantasy world”.
Stephen Colbert: "Our President wants to live in a fantasy world where only the way he perceives the world is the way it is, only the things that sort of serve his vision, and he's also trying to convince us that that is the only world that exists…" https://t.co/STBRTxQ4I0 pic.twitter.com/PE5aw968pw
— CNN (@CNN) August 16, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump Tweeted last night that his campaign-style rally in New Hampshire broke the record for attendance previously held by Elton John.
Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire! https://t.co/GHvFBkA2KZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
President Trump’s Twitter has 63.2 million followers. Anderson Cooper reaches 10 million followers, and CNN reaches 42.6 million followers.
If you have ever wondered why President Trump takes to Twitter so much it is that it generates a lot of discussions. His attacks on “FakeNews” reach more people than some of the news he complains the most about.
Meanwhile, in Canada, the fallout from the Ethic’s Commissioner’s report that found Prime Minister Trudeau was in breach of the act continues to generate social media action.
Politics is not always black and white. Based on new experiences or circumstances, the Conflict of Interest guidelines, not LAWS, need to be respected but at the same time, must be clearly defined and interpretated to avoid misuse and manipulation of the outcomes. https://t.co/vdhueuFytq
— Gilbert Cheechoo (@GitchieCheechoo) August 16, 2019
Just to put some context into the Canadian power of Twitter, Prime Minister Trudeau has 4.5 million Twitter followers. By comparison, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has 159,000.
To add some local contrast, Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu has 15,229 Facebook followers. Conservative candidate Frank Pullia has 4,840 Facebook friends, and 2.427 followers on his campaign page. Anna-Betty Achneepineskum the NDP candidate has 528 followers on her Facebook campaign page.