How could we possibly reflect on 2017 and the first year of a Trump presidency without looking back at the President’s penchant for Twitter?
Donald J. Trump is reportedly proud of the messages he composes with his tiny thumbs every morning as Fox & Friends blasts propaganda into his ears. The tweets range from childish at best all the way to blatantly dangerous attacks on American democracy and institutions.
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Trump plays America like a reality show. The tone of today’s world exists in stark contrast to the relative peace Americans enjoyed under Obama, who shared some thinly veiled thoughts on Trump’s social media usage in an interview with Britain’s Prince Harry on Wednesday.
“The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground.”
But here’s the moral of the story:
“It’s also, by the way, harder to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as people can be anonymously on the internet.”
Taking Obama’s words to heart, let’s take a look at some of the worst of Trump’s tweets to grace the eyes of the world.
Obama Isn’t A Citizen!
Speaking of Obama, Trump has been at it since 2012, claiming that the former President wasn’t born in the United States. An ‘extremely credible source’ told me that Donald Trump is probably a racist, so…
GLOBAL WARMING IS A CHINESE HOAX!
Did you hear that? Let me repeat it: global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese to destroy the U.S. manufacturing industry. It’s not like ignoring global warming will essentially mandate the murder of millions of the world’s most vulnerable individuals, will it?
Trump Is The Smartest Person Ever!
Did you know that Donald Trump’s IQ is the highest ever? He’s been making this claim for at least four years.
Let Good Samaritans Suffer!
In the final installment of our pre-presidency tweet, we have this gem: Trump thought doctors who went to treat the Ebola crisis in Africa should have been forced to stay. Interesting! A social Darwinism where those who help the poor, sick, and vulnerable instantly become worthless individuals.
Repeat after me… Danger!
Refugees are dangerous individuals. Refugees are dangerous individuals. Refugees are dangerous individuals. Don’t forget!
Repeat after me… No Danger!
But most importantly – Nazis are “very fine people.”
The Trump Train Is Coming!
And just after Heather Heyer was murdered in Charlottesville, Trump thought it appropriate to attack the media in the most repugnant of ways:
Let Them All Suffer!
The people of Puerto Rico are still recovering from the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. American citizens are living without access to electricity. The tax bill is expected to destroy Puerto Rico’s remaining economy. Here’s a perfect illustration of disaster capitalism written by a man who probably doesn’t know what that is (although he arguably knows how to exploit the public):
No Morning Joe!
Remember that time Mika Brzezinski got a facelift before showing up to a meeting at Mar-a-Lago? Do you enjoy degrading women on Twitter? Then you’ll find this hilarious…
Suprise! It’s A Pattern!
Here’s the President calling a sitting Senator “USED”.
Here, the president tries to discredit a federal investigation into possible collusion with a foreign government while simultaneously managing to call all 16 women who have accused him of sexual assault liars.
Boohoo, Kim Jong Un Insulted Me!
Maybe one day we’ll look back at the moment Trump called Kim Jong Un “short and fat” during an escalating nuclear conflict and laugh. Just maybe…
I’m Not Racist!
And finally, lest anyone forget – Donald Trump is a notably abhorrent, racist, Islamophobic, fear-mongering, sad excuse for a President and a human being. He sent this one out to the masses after retweeting several violent videos posted by an anti-Muslim hate group.
Cheers to the New Year! Let’s continue to ensure that Trump’s regressive, ignorant behavior has absolutely no impact on the integrity of American democracy.
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