Donald Trump took to Twitter on the final day of 2016 to wish a “happy New Year to all.” He even included his enemies.
Donald Trump made a handful of enemies in 2016, to say the absolute least. During his campaign to be the next president of the United States, Trump directly insulted quite a few people, while many more felt indirectly insulted by his often divisive rhetoric, political positions, and his personality. Some of them are responding to Trump’s gesture for the New Year.
Michael Moore had previously posted to Facebook a plan to ‘resist’ Donald Trump in 2017.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston tweeted that Donald Trump is making it hard for him to see the president-elect as a leader.
Keith Olbermann questioned who really lost the election.
Bernie Sanders has not responded directly to Trump’s New Year’s tweet, but this tweet about Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is obviously a critique of the president-elect and his billionaire-filled cabinet.
Sanders also took the opportunity to Tweet about minimum wage laws in 2016.
Other than taunting his enemies with tweets, Donald Trump will be ringing in the New Year at a private party at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. According to Politico, tickets for Trump’s New Year’s Eve party are being sold for $525 for members and $575 for their non-member guests. The amount will go toward costs of the party and profits for the club. Hope Hicks, Trump’s future White House strategic communications director, rejected criticisms that the high-priced tickets were an example of selling access to the president-elect.
“The transition is not concerned about the appearance of a conflict,” Hicks said. “This is an annual celebratory event at the private club, like others that have continued to occur since the election. Additionally, the president cannot and does not have a conflict.”
Sylvester Stallone will be one of the guests at Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago.
According to CNN, Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump in his annual New Year’s statement. The Russian president expressed hope that he would be able to work with Trump in the coming year.
Putin hopes that Russia and the United States “acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner, will be able to take real steps to restore the mechanisms of bilateral cooperation in various areas and take their interaction in the international arena to a whole new level.”
The tone of Donald Trump’s tweet was similar in tone to his 2014 New Year’s tweet.
In 2015, however, he opted for a less confrontational tone than he did this year and in 2014.
It would be interesting to know if Donald Trump has any resolutions for the coming year. As president, he may no longer have the time to engage in Twitter wars with celebrities like Alec Baldwin as he focuses on the complex and important job he has been hired to do. His supporters and his enemies alike will be watching.
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