The Circle

A Direct Line to the President?

President Trump follows a selectively curated group of 45 Twitter accounts. A big benefit of being one of those accounts? You get a direct line to the Tweeter in Chief.

A look at the most-retweeted tweets of this group demonstrates just that, as his “Twitter friends” voice their opinions on the president’s actions or current policy debates, as if speaking directly to him.

For example, Eric Bolling, a conservative political commentator, had a “couple of suggestions” for Trump regarding White House leaks, and Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson gave the president talking points for the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.