Tweeting as a politician is easy. Just follow these simple steps!
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1. Don’t compare your adversaries to rogue nations that hate us.
2. Don’t let an untrustworthy staffer manage your handle.
4. You don’t have to thank everyone who follows you.
5. It is more interactive to use people’s handles than their whole name and title.
8. No inappropriate sexual comments about presidential candidates.
9. Things that can be taken as racist, will.
11. Don’t send out information that is too personal.
12. You only really have to say something once.
13. Twitter has a 140-character limit for a reason.
14. Make your password more difficult than “(your name) 123.”
15. It is OK to show love to your constituency.
18. If you do tweet something that makes no sense, you can recover with humor!
19. Not every one of your thoughts is tweetable.
20. Make sure what you retweet is appropriate.
21. Make sure you spell the names of presidents correctly.
22. Stay away from third-person “ghost tweets.”
23. Do not compare economic decline to the death of a beloved pop star.
24. And REMEMBER: Always stay relatable — that is what social media is about!
It may seem like a lot of pressure, but luckily most of the world doesn’t know much about politics!
So don’t worry! When you leave office, you can just say “BQHATEVWR.”
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