His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.
We watched how Donald Trump used this platform of unfettered communication during his first year as commander in chief. Here is everything he tweeted. In many cases, we looked at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we related what else was going on at the time.
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President Trump again promoted a minimally detailed plan in his budget to transfer control of the nation’s air traffic control system to a private nonprofit group.
The day before, Trump kicked off his full week of infrastructure promotion with a ceremony in which he officially announced the plan and signed routine letters to Congress relaying his support.
He chose to lead off infrastructure week with the announcement because a plan had already been written in Congress, by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), and debated for several years — “low-hanging fruit from a policy perspective,” according to DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the president for infrastructure.
The plan supported by Trump would create a nonprofit air traffic control entity that would take responsibilities from the Federal Aviation Administration, which would still have safety oversight, and replace existing taxes on air travel with user fees.