Did #AskTrump Twitter Q&A backfire?

The GOP front-runner and his team handled a deluge of negativity in his latest social media foray by answering a dozen friendly questions and ignoring the flak. Did they pull it off?

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Donald Trump’s #AskTrump Twitter “chat” drew a barrage of snarky tweets yesterday.

But was the Q&A session during his visit to Twitter’s New York headquarters a misfire, or was it a carefully orchestrated—and successful—move by the GOP front-runner and his team?

#AskTrump Send me your questions to answer live from @TwitterNYC later this afternoon.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015

Let’s look at the evidence:

1. Trump’s not a Twitter chump. Trump, who’s a Twitter pro whether or not you agree with what he tweets, has preferred using social media over traditional media to bring his campaign messages straight to his 4 million followers. He has used Twitter as a megaphone from which to sell his brand of politics to anyone who will listen.

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