Four days after President Barack Obama's second inauguration, Donald Trump composed a tweet that foreshadowed his own presidency in more ways than one. Beyond hinting at a future White House bid, the message previewed the penchant for TV-style cliffhangers that Trump would bring to the nation's highest office.

As president, Trump has often teased major decisions as if they were upcoming episodes in a reality series. The latest installment aired Tuesday afternoon, when Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump previously advertised similar, decision-themed TV events pegged to U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord and the nomination of a Supreme Court justice.

The president also recently told the public to “stay tuned” for news about hostages held by North Korea.

Trump lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said on “Fox & Friends” the next day that “we got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today,” but the release still has not happened, and Giuliani later said he spoke without firsthand knowledge.

Not all teases work out perfectly.

But since his election, Trump has consistently sought to build suspense around his actions. Other examples:

Some of these moves are genuinely monumental and would receive extensive media coverage in any case. Trump, however, seems to enjoy showcasing his power to command attention.

The Supreme Court nomination, for example, required any network that wanted to carry it live to alter its prime-time lineup, something the major broadcasters are loath to do. On the day that Trump tweeted his plan for an 8 p.m. reveal, three of the four big networks would not say whether they would air the announcement in place of regularly scheduled shows.

Ultimately, they all ran it.

In the run-up to Tuesday's decision on the Iran nuclear deal, CNN and Fox News promoted the announcement in on-screen graphics, even when covering other matters. It is easy to imagine the president, a voracious consumer of cable news, watching approvingly.

The New York Times reported in December that “before taking office, Mr. Trump told top aides to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals.” On certain days, the television-show mentality is more apparent than others. Tuesday was one of those days.