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Donald Trump breaks with tradition on Twitter, media and diplomacy


In the weeks after the election Donald Trump has continued to use social media to circumvent tradional media and send a message to businesses. This week, he signaled his intention to cancel a contract to build a new presidential plane. While the stakes are higher as president-elect, the strategy is similar to the campaign when he told voters he is on their side and not politics as usual. In many ways, Trump is the ultimate insider, and as he told CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, ‘The script for what’s to come has not yet been written.’