When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, no one really knew what to expect. Using social media outlets like Twitter gave Trump a massive following, but it also came with criticism.

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From calling out his political opponents, to attacking celebrities during late-night rants, the new president-elect took advantage of the rise of social media to make a name for himself on the political scene.

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While the billionaire real estate mogul was criticized in the media. it was his use of Twitter that helped keep his name in the headlines. Less than two weeks after Election Day, Trump running mate, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, took a break from his new role and decided to check out a performance of the musical "Hamilton" on Friday night. At the show's conclusion, the cast addressed their concerns with Pence who was sitting in the audience. Trump lashed out on Twitter against the cast on Saturday morning, but it was a tweet that he deleted that is coming into question.

Donald Trump's post-Obama Twitter meltdown - Business Insider - businessinsider.com
Donald Trump's post-Obama Twitter meltdown - Business Insider - businessinsider.com

As reported by The Daily Beast on November 19, Trump appears to be having second thoughts.

Trump referred to the "Hamilton" cast as "very rude," claiming they "harassed" Mike Pence while also calling for an apology. In the hours that followed, the incident had blown up to dominate cable news shows and trend on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nearly 12 hours after his two tweets on the subject, Trump decided to go on the attack again on Twitter, but shortly after the tweet was sent, the former host of "The Apprentice" deleted his message.

"Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P.

Mike Pence to a theater lecture," Trump wrote, before adding, "Couldn’t even memorize lines!" Not longer after it was sent, the message was deleted. As of press time, the Trump team has yet to respond to questions about why the tweet was removed.

Moving forward

During an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" last week, Donald Trump said he was planning on being "very restrained" when it came to his social media use in the future. Despite his claim, Trump's Twitter use has only increased, with The Hill reporting that the new president-elect is concerned that he will be "isolated" from his friends once he gets into the White House if he isn't allowed to use his personal cell phone.

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