[VIDEO] Rep. Justin Amash reacts to report on ‘tweetability’ of President Obama’s speeches: ‘I’ve never heard of this idea’
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich) reacted on Wednesday to a report that suggested President Barack Obama’s (D) speechwriters craft his best lines for easy dissemination on Twitter.
“I’ve never heard of this idea of writing speeches to make them suitable for Twitter,” Amash told Campus Reform.
Amash, a rising star in Congress and social media guru, added he has “never done anything like that.”
On Tuesday, Yahoo News published an article examining the “tweetability” of President Obama’s speeches.
WATCH: Rep. Justin Amash talks about the 'tweetability' of President Obama's speeches
“After noticing how aggressively the main White House account was retweeting the president’s drone speech, we got curious as to whether the president’s speechwriters were actually crafting his speeches to fit in Twitter-friendly increments,” the article said.
“Of the 50 major speeches Yahoo news analyzed, in every case at least half of the lines were under 120 characters,” it concluded.
In the sit down interview, Amash also told Campus Reform it is important to use tools like Twitter and Facebook to reach a younger audience.
“Well, I think it is important to reach out to people through social media,” he said.