Politics June 21, 2018
President of The United States and Twitter.
President Donald Trump is no stranger to a Twitter rant. There is not a single move Trump makes without consulting his Twitter first. Our social media-savvy president is no stranger to the consequences of tweeting without thinking, either.
Recently, news broke about the Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald’s judicial ruling in regards to seven plaintiffs suing Trump for blocking them on Twitter. Judge Buchwald found Trump’s blocking of users in protest to his messages on Twitter a violation of first amendment rights.
“I think apologizing’s a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.” Trump said during his visit to Jimmy Fallon in 2015. The jury is still out on whether or not Trump finds this apology worthy. A simple “I’m sorry” may never role off Trump’s tongue, but we can be certain tweets will keep rattling off his fingers.
Let us take a heartwarming glance through what are the most outrageous moments on the Trump twitter account.
When Trump shamelessly self-promoted his administration’s success despite the “haters.” Umm, no offense, but can we get a fact check on that? Big talk for a president with an approval rating that hit historic lows in year one.
We are all aware of Trump’s affinity for alternative facts. Time magazine points out that Trump “incorrectly claimed that he matched President Obama’s approval rating” (much like the discrepancy between crowd sizes). But yes, we’ll blame “Fake News Media” for inaccuracies shared about this administration.
The time Trump got all in his feelings over Hillary’s three-word Twitter burn. Funny enough, Trump was rumored to support Hillary Clinton in the Obama/Clinton election. Where is all the love now, Trump? Howard Stern, a friend of Donald Trump, revealed to Vanity Fair that “I like Donald very much personally. I was shocked when he decided to run for president and even more shocked that people took it seriously. . . I remember being amazed because I remember him being for Hillary Clinton.”
When Trump tried to deflect from the fact that Melania Trump’s 2016 Republican National Convention speech was basically copied and pasted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. I wonder if he’s as concerned with the FBI’s priorities now that his very own campaign investigation is underway.
This time Trump had the audacity to tweet a picture thoroughly enjoying his taco bowl on a Mexican holiday. As if he did not launch his whole campaign off building a wall around Mexico’s border to keep Mexican immigrants out.
Finally, when the infamous campaign slogan made its debut on Twitter. I would love to sit down and have a conversation about when America was truly his definition of great. Then again, I don’t know if I can stomach any more alternative facts.
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