Donald Trump: Twitter Shows What To Expect From Presidential Candidate [Opinion]
Donald Trump recently announced that he would be running for president.
There’s no doubt that Trump is a successful businessman despite some rumors to the contrary.
Many have noted that Donald Trump has declared bankruptcy four times, but that isn’t exactly the truth. Companies attached to his name have gone bankrupt, but the only time Trump’s personal fortune was at risk was the first time.
Debt is not an issue with the billionaire. However, his attitude doesn’t say much for his diplomacy abilities.
A person’s tweets are a great measure of their character.
In 140 characters, one can make their political beliefs, jokes, and ideas known to the world. In some cases, genius can be found behind the keyboard. In others, it’s a testament to a person’s permanently adolescent, amoral, and obsessive mind.
With Trump running for president, it’s important to consider all the facts before voting for or against him. What does he believe in? How does he view the world and/or the voters? What is his stance on the big issues?
If nothing else, Donald Trump’s Twitter answers those questions.
While Jon Stewart is a joke, not very bright and totally overrated, some losers and haters will miss him & his dumb clown humor. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2015
All the haters & losers must admit that, unlike others, I never attacked dopey Jon Stewart for his phony last name. Would never do that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2015
There is no love-lost between Jon Stewart and Donald Trump. No one has to see a series of tweets to know that. It may be possible for liberals and conservatives to get along, but not in their case.
Firing insults is one thing, but trying to gain the moral high ground by firing an insult in one post and stating that one aspect of that person wasn’t attacked in another is a whole other thing.
It’s thirteen-year-old logic.
While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2012
Regardless of what one thinks about Bette Midler, this tweet really pushes some boundaries. Donald Trump might have thought he was clever by insisting that he didn’t say such disrespectful things in order to stay politically correct, but he comes off as petty.
I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2015
Memorial Day is a significantly important day of the year in America. Soldiers who died during their service are supposed to be remembered and honored. Trump decided the best way to do that was by using the disrespectful, and much overused, term “haters and losers” in his post. Another petty move.
.@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) August 28, 2012
Who says something like that? Divorce is a traumatic occurrence in someone’s life and to use that against them in such a harsh way is cruel. Trump crossed a line.
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
Ebola was, and continues to be, a frightening epidemic. Many people have died since the disease began to reappear. The argument about whether or not people should be allowed to come to America to escape the disease is a long and involved one. Whichever side a person falls on, it’s important to remain compassionate toward those affected. A president without compassion helps no one.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
Donald Trump obviously doesn’t believe in global warming.
Climate change is an important issue around the world and scientists keep offering more and more proof that it’s happening.
It’s Friday. How many bald eagles did wind turbines kill today? They are an environmental & aesthetic disaster.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2012
Donald Trump may not be for wind turbines, but they are meant to be environmentally green. In fact, they’re not much different than the spinning blades on a plane or helicopter in design.
Vaccines = Autism?
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
There was one study done that found a link between vaccines and autism. The thing with science, that Donald Trump doesn’t seem to know, is that every study must be able to be repeated in order to become scientific truth.
Which study has been repeated with the same outcome? The ones that have said there’s no link between autism and vaccines.
Who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2012
The exact rights of privacy in America have been debated over time. This tweet shows exactly where Donald Trump falls in that argument by indicating that Kate deserved nude photos of her to be passed around the internet because she was nude.
Trump said in another tweet that she has “only herself to blame” for the breach in privacy.
Such an outlook could make a voter wonder where Trump stands on who’s at fault in a rape.
What do you think about Donald Trump running for president?
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