TRUMPED! HOW TWEETS, TROLLS, AND MEMES WON THE PRESIDENCY FOR DONALD TRUMP

HOW TWEETS, TROLLS, AND MEMES WON THE PRESIDENCY FOR DONALD TRUMP

“Donald Trump will never be President of the United States.”

That sentence was repeated by celebrities, pundits, and politicians so often throughout 2015 and 2016 that most of America seemed to believe it. Then came November 8th, 2016. How did so many people get it so wrong? What were they missing? What did Trump and his supporters know that others didn’t? The answer can be stated in under 140 characters:  tweets, trolls, and memes won the presidency for Donald Trump. In this chronology, you will find:

How Twitter enabled Trump and citizen journalists to overcome the media

How Trump succeeded in dominating the online discussion

How memes became more effective than political advertisements

How Trump became the world’s greatest political troll

How grassroots Trump supporters won the online “meme-war”

About the Author

John Hughes is an independent researcher, analyst, and essayist. Moved to write a non-fiction book as a result of the events of 2016, John has come to view dissemination of objective research as a civic duty. He has aimed to do so while maintaining a sense of humor and an unshakable commitment to the First Amendment.

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