Donald Trump is the first president to govern by Twitter.

And during his first year in office, he’s used the social media platform to announce new policies, pressure wavering lawmakers, battle the media, rally support for his agenda and otherwise steer the national conversation ABC News.

Despite lacking the official gravitas of a formal speech, these messages are taken seriously. Earlier this year, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump’s tweets “are considered official statements by the president of the United States Read More.”