On Twitter, President Trump Tries — and Fails — To Target Comcast


    “President Trump on Saturday told his Twitter and Facebook followers to drop Comcast…” reports CNN — adding that “For the most part, people just shrugged.” Comcast executives barely batted any eyelashes. The company didn’t bother to comment. And Google searches for “Comcast customer service” trended lower than in recent days… Saturday’s anti-Comcast post received fewer than 10,000 retweets in 10 hours. On Facebook, where it was reposted, it received fewer than 7,500 comments. One of the comments with the most reactions said, “You spend way too much time on social media.” Strangely, his post was a reaction to a three-year-old tweet by former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, who wrote in 2017 that the mafia has “better service than Comcast. Sure they shoot you, but it’s over with and they don’t charge you for the bullet,” Huckabee riffed. It was unclear how the old tweet suddenly grabbed the president’s attention. Though reaction to the tweet seemed muted, CNN still called it “an egregious use” of a presidential platform to hurt an American business… Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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