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Obama laughs at Trump for losing his Twitter privileges

Technically Incorrect: In a Florida speech, the president chuckles at a New York Times report that the Republican nominee isn't being allowed to tweet.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Who writes Obama's tweets?

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He was the man who insisted that his superior tweeting was one of his greatest advantages.

Now, if the New York Times is to be believed, Donald Trump is no longer allowed to write his own tweets. Instead, said the Times report, his campaign makes him dictate them.

President Obama is clearly a Times reader. (Well, of course he is.)

"Apparently, his campaign has taken away his Twitter," the president said, speaking in Kissimmee, Florida. "In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control, that they said, "We're just going to take away your Twitter."

I feel sure this cannot be true.

I feel sure his campaign managers said to him: "Please, Mr. Trump. If you let us do your tweeting for you, we'll buy you some more KFC." There had to be some sort of deal here. Deals are Trump's lifeblood.

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Still, the president drew a conclusion from all this: "Now, if somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes."

He didn't stop there.

"If somebody starts tweeting at 3 in the morning because SNL made fun of you, then you can't handle the nuclear codes," said the president.

This refers to Trump angrily tweeting that SNL should be retired because it was boring.

I'm not sure that presidents should write their own tweets anyway. President Obama's own tweets read as if several fine PR fingers have stroked each letter.

Laughing at Trump, though, isn't something the Republican nominee appreciates. Thus far, his Twitter account has revealed no reaction.

The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

I wonder who will be laughing in the early hours of Wednesday morning. And who will be tweeting.