Why is anyone defending Trump's obviously counterproductive use of Twitter?

Few articles here upset readers more than the ones saying President Donald Trump should delete or suspend his Twitter account.

Readers and social media users (there’s a difference: The latter almost never read past the headline) usually respond to such suggestions with variations of, “Delete your account!”

Really, though, why are they so committed to defending the president’s tweets when his 140-character notes seem so often to undermine his own agenda? The president’s half-cocked social media musings have caused his staff months of headaches, and even people close to his inner circle are now commenting publicly on how the president’s tweets have an undermining effect on the White House.

Consider, for example, that George Conway, husband to top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, said Monday that the president’s tweets are hurting the White House’s legislative efforts.

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