President Donald Trump, master of the slashing pre-dawn Twitter attack, has been relatively restrained in his tweeting since last weekend’s barrage of tweets from Mar-a-Lago asserting that he’d been wiretapped by former President Barack Obama.
Things could change at any moment, of course.
But over the last 24 hours, Trump’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter feed has looked downright conventional for a politician. Trump hasn’t tweeted from his Android phone — traditionally the source of his most unfiltered and controversial tweets — since early Wednesday morning.
Trump since yesterday afternoon has tweeted charts showing improving consumer confidence and job growth. He tweeted a video of himself and Vice President Mike Pence greeting high school students in the East Room of the White House. And he tweeted a link to his weekly radio address.
Trump also retweeted a Fox News video clip of a young man voicing a positive attitude in his fight against cancer. The man, Kyle Coddington, attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference and had his haircut, which is the result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for his cancer, mocked on the TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” The show removed the slam on Coddington and tweeted an apology after learning of his condition.
Trump passed along the clip of Coddington without mentioning the controversy or taking advantage of the opportunity to rip the liberal media.