12 If you’ve been keeping up with the Trump campaign, you’ll know that one of his biggest campaign rallies was in Cleveland, Ohio on October 4th, 2020.
In his remarks, Trump made it clear that he’s been looking to use Twitter as a way to communicate with the American people, and he has been doing just that ever since.
Since Trump’s inauguration, he has used the platform to send out tweets that are often very clever and witty.
For example, here’s a tweet from the campaign on November 4th that is sure to make you laugh out loud: I’m on a roll, I’m going to win this election!
(I’m in the #1 position in the polls, in the history of polling!)
If you missed it, the video is embedded below.
The Donald Trump Presidential Campaign tweets are a pretty good example of Trump’s style.
On Twitter, the President is known to make his own jokes, and Trump often uses his platform to push his political point of view, including the infamous tweet below.
A few days later, Trump also made it known that he would not allow the US military to use torture, and later used his platform on Twitter to defend the President’s actions, which earned him plenty of mockery from those who found the tweet offensive.
Trump’s political rhetoric is not unique to Twitter.
During the 2016 presidential election, he frequently used the social media platform to promote his campaign, and the President also used Twitter to make political statements, including calling for President John F. Kennedy to be assassinated.
So why is Twitter trending?
In a recent study, a group of psychologists from the University of Maryland asked the question, “Is the ‘news’ tweet trending?”
They found that “news” is a strong trend in the US.
According to the researchers, “there is a very strong tendency for people to search for news on Twitter, as opposed to searching for news stories elsewhere in the newsfeed.”
For example: On March 4, 2017, the Washington Post published an article about the “Trump family feud,” in which Trump, Jr., and his father, Donald Trump Jr., are involved.
The article contained a screenshot of a tweet that Trump, Sr. sent that day, in which he wrote: My father is an authoritarian who will kill you.
(Trump, Jr. deleted the tweet shortly after it was posted.)
The article’s author wrote that the tweet was “not news,” but that it was “a direct shot at his father.”
The Post’s article sparked a firestorm of criticism from critics, who noted that it had “a tendency to generate controversy.”
A similar thing happened with President Trump’s tweets during the campaign, as he regularly used Twitter during the primary and general election to make inflammatory comments, and his tweets were frequently criticized.
For instance, Trump frequently used his Twitter to push conspiracy theories and false claims, like the one below that was retweeted more than 3,000 times: Hillary’s health was great during the election, so they must have rigged the election.
The media said it.
But, in reality, the media didn’t do anything to report on this conspiracy theory.
(Note: The source for this tweet is a tweet on March 8th from CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The CNN story on the conspiracy theory was not included in the CNN article, and it did not link to a correction by the outlet.
Trump did not respond to multiple requests for comment about the conspiracy tweet, as of publication.)
The tweet has been viewed over 1.3 million times, and over 2.3 billion times.
Trump’s tweets on Twitter have also gotten him in hot water.
On November 4, 2020, Trump tweeted that he was going to jail for tweeting “the news” (the article that was published in the Washington Times).
In response to that tweet, former US Attorney General Sally Yates said that “I’m afraid he will jail you for tweeting the news.”
The President’s tweets against Yates were also widely criticized on social media, as many people found the tweets racist and misogynistic.
A day later, President Trump went further and called for the US to “exterminate” Yates.
This tweet, along with several others from Trump that year, caused a furor among Trump supporters, as well as other supporters of the President.
Despite the outrage, the tweet has since been removed from the Trump account.
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