REPORT Trump Will Tweet In China, Even Though It Is Banned

  • 11/08/2017
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Max Greenwood
REPORT Trump Will Tweet In China, Even Though It Is Banned
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President Trump has every intention of tweeting while he's in China, "so long as he can access his Twitter account," a senior administration official said Wednesday.

"The president will tweet whenever he wants," the official told reporters aboard Air Force One, as Trump headed to Beijing for the third leg of his 11-day trip across Asia. "That's his way of communicating directly with the American people."

Twitter and other Western social media platforms are blocked in China, where the government maintains an iron grip on Internet access. Asked if Trump would be able to sidestep the ban, the official said that the U.S. likely had the gear aboard Air Force One to do so.

"I'm sure we've got the gear aboard this airplane to allow that to happen," the official said. "But it is noteworthy that none of the major Western platforms for social media are even allowed to operate in China."
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 Source: The Hill

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