Well, Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and as he prepares to take over the presidential Twitter account, we can only imagine what entertaining, horrifying, and downright bizarre tweets the Commander in Chief will unleash on the world in the months and years ahead. After all, The Donald has made it clear that Twitter is his preferred mode of communication – press conferences be damned! And he has never shied away from a good Twitter war, whether with other celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell and Alec Baldwin or the Girl Guides of America. We can only imagine what presidential scholars will make of these tweets in 100 years. Here are eight of President Trump’s most outrageous tweets to date (we all know there will be more).
8. Insulting Arianna Huffington After her Husband Came Out
Never one to show mercy or hesitate when it comes to rubbing salt in a wound, Trump let loose on Ariana Huffington in August 2012 after The Huffington Post website wrote an unflattering story that suggested Trump had inflated his wealth and was not actually a billionaire, as he claims every chance he gets. Trump went straight for the throat in response, posting about how Huffington’s husband had recently come out of the closet and left her for another man. This is Donald Trump at his classiest.
.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 28. август 2012.
7. Showing Sensitivity on the Anniversary of 9/11
The terrorist attacks that occurred in the U.S. on September 11, 2001 were one of the darkest days in the country’s history. And, as one would expect, the anniversary of those attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. are greeted each year as a somber affair — a time of mourning and reflection. That is for everyone except Donald Trump. On the 2013 anniversary of 9/11, for no particular reason, Trump took to Twitter to (what else?) attack his critics. This is likely about as sensitive as the Donald is capable of getting.
“@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12. септембар 2013.
6. Random Thoughts
One of the truly great things about Donald Trump’s use of Twitter is that he seems to use the platform to say literally anything that comes into his head whenever it arrives. There is no filter for the former real estate mogul and reality TV star. If he has a thought or feeling, he fires it out into the Twitter-sphere with reckless abandon. Most of the time, these tweets are harsh attacks on his critics or shameless self-promotion. But other times, they are totally random thoughts that are going on in his mind. Take for example this gem of a tweet from October 2012.
I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 14. октобар 2012.
5. Extending Warmth and Thoughtfulness Towards Women
Donald Trump’s deplorable comments and views about women were made abundantly clear during the election campaign thanks to the infamous Access Hollywood interview tape that surfaced. Not surprising that more than 250,000 women planned to march on Washington, D.C. during the inauguration weekend to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. But long before the election campaign, Trump used Twitter to express his warmth and thoughtfulness towards women. Case in point, this Tweet from May 2013 after a report surfaced that documented more than 25,000 cases of women in the military being sexually assaulted. As usual, Donald Trump is sensitive and subtle.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 07. мај 2013.