How Gerald Butts’s ̷c̷o̷m̷b̷a̷t̷i̷v̷e̷ ̷u̷s̷e̷ ̷o̷f̷ ̷ being an asshat on Twitter brought him out of the shadows

Key aides to a prime minister generally prefer to stay in the shadows, perhaps providing background information to Parliament Hill journalists, but rarely giving interviews or generating much of a public persona.

In some ways, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts carried on that tradition, rarely quoted, speaking to journalists only on background.

But he was particularly outspoken on the social media site Twitter.