Building a Trump Nation: the Rhetoric of President Donald J. Trump on Twitter

Rafał Kuś

Abstrakt

This paper is an attempt to analyze the patterns of the 45th President’s use of Twitter for promoting his political agenda. Donald J. Trump used to “tweet” often even before entering politics; in the White House it is his primary instrument of contact with the U.S. society, bypassing the established media channels. A special emphasis was put on the rhetorical characteristics of Trump’s social media communications as well as the identity-building aspect of his Twitter oratory. The research was conducted with the use of the method of quantitative content analysis. Obtained results point out to the Republican as an unconventional political player, employing the possibilities offered by new media in an original yet effective manner.

Słowa kluczowe: Donald Trump, rhetoric, president, United States of America, social media
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