It was a bad week in Twitter for Donald Trump
today at 11:41 am
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Donald Trump loves Twitter. Yeah, he says he hates it. Yeah, he says he should close his account. However, the dude has over eight million followers. Where else can he find a forum to tell his lies to a quarter of the United States’ population? He hates it so much that he has tweeted more than fifty thousand times.
Sometimes his tweet game doesn’t go over very well. Hell, most of the time it doesn’t. There are times where it goes disastrously bad. Last week was one of those times.
Sure, he had his share of those inane one word tweets that makes most of us shake our heads and laugh…at him, not with him. “Obamagate” and “China” are prime examples. But then he gets down into the dirt and tweets things that drive even his most loyal supporters crazy.
He continued his attack on MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough. He said Comcast and the state of Florida should look into the death of a Scarborough aide almost two decades ago. They should open up a cold case. Trump was criticized by the Wall Street Journal, Howie Kurtz of Fox News, Liz Cheney and the widower of the woman who died. In response, he kept up his attack. A bad look that was only just beginning.
Next came his tweet about the upcoming election. Don likes to talk about election fraud. He says that mail-in voting will lead to massive cases of fraud, even though there’s no evidence to back that up. I’m doubt he really believes that. My guess is he thinks it gets his base riled up, so why not perpetrate this lie. Here comes another tweet, but shockingly, Twitter called him on it. Who would have guessed? Naturally, Trump took offense. Twitter was picking on little Donnie. They were censoring him. The dude has told thousands of lies on this forum, they fact check him one time, and he takes offense. Wuss!!!!
But the worst was yet to come….hard to believe, but it was.
After the murder of George Floyd, people took to the streets in Minneapolis. While there was a lot of peaceful protests, there was plenty of violence and looting. Most presidents would head to the oval office to make a speech that would calm the nation. They would let us know that things were going to be okay. They would show leadership.
Donald Trump didn’t do that. He doesn’t know how to do that. He headed to the forum that he thinks he knows best….Twitter. He gave us the tweet at the top of this column. Instead of using a words of peace, he went right for the word thug. Nothing like showing your racism in the first sentence. Did he ever use the word thug after Charlottesville? He closed with “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Way to go Mr. President. Way to help keep things calm. Way to help keep things peaceful. Way to show you’re in control.
And for this tweet, Twitter called him out again. Donald Trump violated Twitter’s rules about glorifying violence. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s the leader of our country. That’s the leader of the free world. The President of the United States is glorifying violence.
Like I said it was a bad week on twitter, but we then we found out even more. When the shit got real in D.C., the leader of our country headed down to his shelter. No more Mr. Tough Guy taking on shooters. He headed down below to avoid any confrontation. Yep, there was a seventy-three year old man tweeting from his basement. Donald Trump doing the same thing as many of his supporters who live with their mother.
It’s now Monday. A new week. A new month. A new opportunity to redeem himself. And here comes Donald Trump tweeting again…
Yeah man…it’s only one hundred fifty-six days away. We can’t wait!
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