9 Ways President Trump Will Teach You To Tweet Smarter

Want to tweet smarter today? Love or hate him, former President Trump tweeted smartly. He appears harsh or quick-witted but he can get his point across when no one else will listen. That’s the beauty of Twitter. You can express your opinion to your followers. Former President Trump had been on Twitter since March 2009. However, the former president was not new to Twitter. (But of course, in 2020 he was censored daily by Twitter and then taken off completely.)

But in November of 2022, Elon Musk re-instated his account. As of today, he has 85 million followers. But since he has Truth Social he claims he will not use Twitter. (I think his ego is too big and he should reconsider that move.)

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Twitter is easier to get your messages out. On Facebook, you have to be friends. Then there are the algorithm changes on Facebook so frequently that not everyone will see your posts. Even Facebook friends can miss your posts if they don’t comment or like any of your previous ones.

How President Trump Taught Us To Tweet Smarter Or Not

But turn on any newscasts on TV and what is the headline? It’s what former President Trump tweeted about years ago. It makes the news all the time! Per media reports, Twitter Inc.’s TWTR live streaming of President Donald Trump’s inauguration saw record viewers.

Learn how you can tweet smarter now!

9 Ways To Tweet Smarter

1. Be Consistent on Twitter

Show up regularly on Twitter. Don’t just show up every other week. He has been on Twitter since March 2009. He tweets daily before and after becoming president. Some days President Trump tweets more than others.

He tweets as needed to keep his followers informed and more so today as the mainstream media shuts him off in the middle of speeches!

2. Tweet To Communicate Messages

Trying to get a message out to your readers or your audience? Tweet in a simple way so they too can share your message via the social network. Notice that President Trump has tweeted this one over and over.

Tweet your messages multiple times as they may not be seen by all just once. And some Twitter messages can be personal.

3. Make Some Tweets Personal

President Donald Trump puts his personal touches on his tweets. They are not just standard tweets or retweets. He tweets from his heart. He tweets about his family if it is relevant to his topics.

Note: He doesn’t tweet about what he eats.

4. Tweet Fearlessly

Don’t be afraid to tweet what you believe in. (Except business accounts, you may want to be careful on those!) President Trump is not afraid to tweet what he believes in.

He tweeted fearlessly prior to becoming the President of the United States and he continues to do so today in 2020. He calls out the fake news almost daily now.

5. Tag Others When Appropriate

President Trump tags others when a topic is relevant to them. It’s a great way to be sure someone sees your tweet. It doesn’t leave it to chance. Do you know how Twitter timelines move fast and furious? Don’t leave your important tweets to chance.

Send them several times hours or days apart depending on their relevancy of them.

6. Use Images and Videos in Your Tweets

Notice how President Trump uses images in many of his tweets to get his message out. He does this about 25% of the time when tweeting. Tweets with images or videos do get more retweets and likes.

It can also increase the engagement of the tweets. This Twitter tip will surely help you to tweet smarter.

7. Give Tweeting Compliments

Learn to give compliments to others in your tweets. People love to be praised, especially publicly like on the Twitter network. President Trump’s tweets are often read in newscasts and pointed out all through social media. His compliments go far.

Your compliments can too if you tweet smarter and compliment your influencers. Just be sure they are genuine.

8. Tweet Genuinely

President Trump tweets smarter by being genuine. Love or hate him, he is not changing for the fanbase. He is remaining genuine in his tweets.

He tweets what he believes in and what he feels. I think it’s neat to see his tweets since the mainstream media rarely covers him anymore. So, what else can he? I’m waiting for him to join the Parler network soon! 

I’m sure he would have no trouble parlaying around the Parler network.

9. Promote Yourself (or Your Brand) on Twitter

Promote yourself or your brand on Twitter. Who else will do it for you? Don’t promote your brand in every tweet, but up to 20% of your tweets can be promotional. Former President Trump promotes his interviews in his own tweets. That’s tweeting smart.

They will get reshared by some followers as well. It will spread the right news for him. It can do the same for you!

What Else Can We Learn From Former President Trumps Tweeting?

Do not leave any tweets to chance. There was one tweet recently where he tweeted easy D and people thought the D meant many things. The takeaway?

Be clear in your tweets! Don’t abbreviate unless it is CLEAR as a bell. Do not let others take your tweets the wrong way and use them against you.

So tweeting with clarity is an extra tip on how to tweet smarter.

Therefore, the same can be said for those parlaying around now on Parler!

Do you think you can learn to tweet smarter by following in former President Trump’s tweeting footsteps? What do you like or dislike about the former President’s tweets? (Many believe he tweeted too much and didn’t know when to stop tweeting, I would agree with that one.) Another tip we can learn to tweet smarter.
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  • This was a really helpful post. I have been really wanting to start using Twitter, but didn’t feel I knew how to use it effectively. This article really gives me some great ideas on how to approach Twitter. I particularly like #’s 1, 3 and 5. Of course consistency is important with almost anything, but your tips on making it personal sometimes and tagging others is right on.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Dan, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Thank you. Yes, when you start do NOT give up. And use your photo not an egghead. I hope you find Twitter as wonderful as I do. Enjoy! Thanks for coming by and have yourself a great weekend.

  • Lisa, I especially like #7, Tweeting Compliments. This is great for sales teams too. Tweet compliments, congratulations on deals won or other successes. It’s good for morale and shows you appreciate the people around you.

    Everyone feels good about it!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Russell, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Oh yes, people love compliments right? And so they do on Twitter too. I try to always keep it positive on social. Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

  • Linda Hobbis says:

    Well The Donald certainly does love Twitter. Here in the UK lots of us are open mouthed at some of the stuff he tweets though! I can’t imagine Theresa May being quite so cavalier.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Linda, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes he certainly does love using Twitter. In a way we can’t blame him as the media is not giving him fair coverage. He has to get his word out there, unfiltered. Does Theresa May use Twitter? Thanks for coming by Linda and have a great weekend.

  • Hello Lisa,

    It is nice to be back here and read your article. I read your guest post on Donna’s and it was wonderful.

    It is wonderful how you have interpreted that we need to pick and choose the good ones among all bad characteristics. These are some good ways to improve how we tweet. Thanks for listing out, will definitely put to use.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Praveen, thank you. Long time no see, hope all is well your way. I hope this has helped you to Tweet smarter and pleaase reach out if you have any questions. Have a great day!

      • Hey Lisa,
        Yes, it has been a while and I just started back on my blog a few weeks back. Yes, the article is very useful and lets us know how to be more effective in communicating what we really want to. Thanks.

  • Ravi Chahar says:

    Hey Lisa,

    I guess I am late to the party.

    I have read many tweets by President Trump and he really knows how to engage people.

    Those personal tweets can really boost your Twitter growth. Using images and videos is a plus point. Though I don’t use any video but will give a try soon.

    How about you? What’s your success formula for Twitter? I always wanted to master it.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Enjoy your day.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ravi, it’s never too late 🙂 I don’t use video much either Ravi, something I have a hard time with especially videoing of myself. I do use a lot of images and gifs though. I find if you spend a little time on Twitter, use your lists and use a little automation tool like the Buffer to tweet out throughout the day is pretty much my formula today. Of course engage with others there too 🙂 Thanks for coming by Ravi and have yourself a great day ahead!

  • Anuradha Chawla says:

    Hello Lisa

    I especially like the content of this post. I have spent a great deal of time working on building my Twitter following and credibility and it is essential to only follow high-quality contributors. It’s essential to periodically go through those you’re following and assess whether they are valuable to have as a follower.

    Understanding hashtags is imperative in order to adequately provide your well thought out content to the conversations you’re seeking to contribute to. Once establishing a following within a hashtag and gaining credibility amongst fellow contributors, it becomes easier to gain a following within the community as well as overall increased probability of respect.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anuradha, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Oh yes, you must clean up those folks you followed years ago to see if they are still active on Twitter. Yes, hashtags are key too on Twitter as are images and content. President Trump seems to use Hashtags often and they surely help reach more people on their searches. Many searches on Google show tweets now too 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week Anuradha.

  • Nishant says:

    Hi Lisa, Nice tricks on Twitter.

    I really agree with your point. Tweets with quirky images are more shared on twitter. Twitter is a social platform to send short messages that can convey a bigger story. Using the relevant/ trendy #tags and tagging the right people will help us to reach millions of people.

  • Nimesh says:

    Hey Lisa, really interesting post. There are lots of things that can be learned from this blog!
    Being a personal brand or a business competing with digital transformation and social media, consistency is a must thing to have when it comes to communication with your customers.
    And Yes, “We live in a world that’s in love with videos.” Engagement can be brought through media attached with tweets for sure.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Nimesh, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Oh yes, consistency is key and many lose it after several months. Many start out blogging or on Twitter and within months gave up. President Trump has been strong on Twitter since 2009. Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

  • Rishi Kumar says:

    i lke it
    he most useful point I got this one!
    “Tag Others When Appropriate
    – President Trump tags others when a topic is relevant to them. It’s a great way to be sure someone sees your tweet. It doesn’t leave it to chance. You know how the Twitter timeliness move fast and furious? Don’t leave your important tweets to chance. Send them several times hours or days apart depending on the relevancy of them.”

    It properly explaining how trump really getting user engagements! Thanks Lisa for the proper article with proper explanation! I’m trying to increase my viewers for my Twitter account!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Rishi, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes, we often forget to tag others when we tweet. I’m glad to hear you are using it and trying to increase your Twitterness as well. Thanks for coming by and have great day!

  • Gaurav Heera says:

    Hello Lisa,
    Really an awesome article about ways to tweet smarter. Your article is great tutorial for me and other users, because most of the people don’t know how to use twitter effectively to increase visitors on website. But your tutorial is really amazing and informative. I would say you’ve done a great job with this. These 9 tips are really informative and helpful.

    Thanks to share this precious information.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gaurav, thank you. Which tip of you like the best? Are you active yourself on Twitter? Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend Gaurav.

  • Lisa: Regarding your sentence: “He doesn’t tweet about what he eats.” Didn’t he tweet about Trump Tower tacos on Cinco de Mayo? 😉

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Martin, you got me on that one. But it was relevant for that day. He doesn’t tweet about food unless it’s relevant. I should have been clearer on that one 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

  • Amar kumar says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Once again I’ve found very interesting post on your website and we can really learn manythings from President Trump tweets. Its really sounds amazing trick of tweeting by America New President. In this you can easily shared your personal messages to mass in very confidently.

    And I agree with you tweets with images or videos have high potential to get maximum retweets and likes. Eventually, thanks for revealing a light on this topic.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Amar, Thank you. Love or hate him, he can tweet and we can learn from him too. I know I learned that tagging people is key. Why leave your tweets to chance when you tag the person who you really want to see the tweet? Images and videos are known to get more higher engagements. Thanks for coming by and leaving your input on this one Amar. Have a great rest of the week.

  • Shawn Paul says:

    The most useful point I got this one!
    “Tag Others When Appropriate
    – President Trump tags others when a topic is relevant to them. It’s a great way to be sure someone sees your tweet. It doesn’t leave it to chance. You know how the Twitter timeliness move fast and furious? Don’t leave your important tweets to chance. Send them several times hours or days apart depending on the relevancy of them.”

    It properly explaining how trump really getting user engagements! Thanks Lisa for the proper article with proper explanation! I’m trying to increase my viewers for my Twitter account!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shawn, Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes, he really understands when to tag others. It’s something we could all learn from on our tweets. I know I could tag others more often along the way. You are welcome Shawn and have a great rest of the week!

  • Cori Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Great post! Now who would have thought President Trump would teach us something about tweeting – but the way you laid it out here, I can see it now.

    I was reading Bren’s comment about other companies following suit by keeping us updating on what’s new in their company and I totally agree with her.

    Thanks for putting this together for us! Have a great day and week!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cori, LOL, right? But seriously he can tweet smart and we can also learn from one of his mistakes. Don’t leave any abbreviations for chance, people were all over that one. Thanks for coming by Cori and have a great day! Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Bren Pace says:

    Hey Lisa!

    Love, Love, Love your post, especially because it’s our NEW President! You go girl! I think we can all take tips from him because he DOES make his points clear as day. I believe that is one reason why many will hate on him for tweeting. However, times are changing. We had a rapping First Lady with Mrs. O, and Mr. O was ALWAYS on some tv talk show, so why not promote what you’re most passionate about on Twitter?

    I follow our President on Twitter and Facebook because he is keeping us well-informed of what he’s doing, what direction our Country is going in, and what he’s doing to make it better. Can you image if some of our big name Companies would do that? Like having Hewlett Packard share what is happening in their company, what’s coming, and what they are doing to make their product greater?

    I’m all for it and enjoy the President’s tweets. We could all take tips from him imo. 🙂

    Great post, girl! Happy Sunday!


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Brenda. That’s true, promote what you are passionate about for sure! That is a really good point, companies could do that too – even share with their employees as long as it’s public knowledge. Businesses and people could really learn from his tweets if they wasn’t so much hate going around out there. Thanks again Brenda and hope you had a great weekend!

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