Donald J. Tweet: The fate of our nation in 140 characters

Dylan Marzke, Staff Writer

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Beginning early in the 2016 presidential election process, republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump was very keen on voicing his mind — seemingly uncensored — through Twitter. Unfortunately, following his election and inauguration, the tweeting hasn’t just stopped, it’s gotten worse. From bashing democrats to picking fights with foreign nations such as Mexico and Iran, President Trump has stretched his limits on Twitter to the absolute max.

Directing vigorous attacks at news agencies such as CNN, The New York Times, and multiple others with the intent of stripping them of their credibility is quite possibly one of President Trump’s favorite usages of the social media platform. For example, on February 6, he tweeted the following concerning “fake news” or in other words: a reporter speaking negatively about him in any way.

“The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!”

“Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”

It is these narcissistic views of the President that have caused the most controversy throughout the first 100 days of the new Trump Administration. Sadly, these egotistic tweets don’t stop with just simply offing the media. Currently, we’ve seen President Trump bashing on federal court rulings that oppose his recent wave of controversial executive orders.

“I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!”

“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”

“Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision”

“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?”

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”


“If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!”

But wait, there’s more! These fits of public pouting don’t stop there. Following the inauguration on January 20, President Trump has also began targeting foreign nations such as Mexico, Iran, and Australia over the phone and — of course — on Twitter.

“Iran is playing with fire – they don’t appreciate how “kind” President Obama was to them. Not me!”

“Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile. Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!”

“Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!”

“Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!”

Debatably, it is those Twitter bouts tormenting foreign allies that have the greatest possibility of causing negative backlash that could lead to major issues involving the United States’ national security. Although threatening the country’s allies is completely unacceptable, what quite possibly may be the most disappointing presidential Twitter melee is those aimed at bullying the democrats and their efforts to suppress the Trump Administration before it becomes too powerful and corrupt.

“Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!”

“The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons. They have nothing going but to obstruct. Now have an Obama A.G.”

These examples barely do a justice to the arsenal of rash tweets shared by President Trump which seems to be growing immensely by every passing day. It’s only a matter of time before our foreign neighbors give up playing nice with our ninny of a president and wage war on a nation that is only 40% in approval of our leader, according to a poll from Gallup. It’s officially become time to stand woefully united against the ignorance and hate before the clock rings too late and our desirable futures become slightly less to look forward to.


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