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Donald Trump is ‘not unproud of’ his early morning tweetstorms

“It’s a very effective way of communication.”

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Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Twitter is for sale, but it’s having a hard time finding potential buyers.

Maybe an endorsement from Donald Trump will help.

During the second presidential debate Sunday night, moderator Anderson Cooper asked Trump if he had the self-control necessary to inhabit the White House.

Cooper was particularly interested in the early morning tweetstorm Trump launched last month: “Is that the discipline of a good leader?”

You bet it is, said Trump. Then, after denying he told Twitter followers to “check out” Alicia Michado’s “sex tape” — which he did — and attacking Clinton over Benghazi, Trump got back to the virtues of Twitter.

Here’s his full statement. See if this helps, Jack Dorsey:

“Tweeting happens to be a modern-day form of communication. I mean, you can like it or not like it. I have, between Facebook and Twitter, I have almost 25 million people. It’s a very effective way of communication. So you can put it down, but it is a very effective form of communication. I’m not unproud of it, to be honest with you.”

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