President Donald Trump reportedly got Dan Scavino, his social media director, to read Twitter reactions to lawmakers on the president’s Syria pullout plan to convince them of its popularity.
Scavino is a longtime aide of Trump’s, and plays an intricate role in the president’s Twitter presence.
The president’s relationship with Scavino dates back to 1990, when his future social media director was hand-picked to be Trump’s caddie.
The US still has troops in Syria after Trump backtracked on his initial plan to withdraw all 2,000 US service members from the country, but is still working toward cutting down the number stationed there.
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President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the Pentagon and Washington’s foreign policy community in December when he abruptly announced a plan to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria — a move that reportedly prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
In a meeting shortly thereafter, Trump got the man who helps run his Twitter account to read out tweets in an attempt to convince skeptical lawmakers of the plan’s popularity, according to Politico.
“Get Dan Scavino in here,” Trump reportedly said at the meeting in reference to his senior advisor for digital …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics