As the end of the year draws near and conservatives continue to celebrate just how much winning has occurred since Donald Trump’s election, it’s time to look back on some of the president’s best tweets of 2017.
President Trump’s Twitter prowess was long known before he entered the world of politics, but throughout 2017, the president continued to use the social media tool that helped him get elected to reach out to his supporters directly, comment on political issues and call out those that attacked him head-on. Here are just some of the President’s best tweets of the past year.
1: North Korea and the Rocket Man
In one of President Trump’s funniest tweets, he called out North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for remarks he made about Trump. The president delivered a sarcastic non-insult, stating that he would “NEVER” call the Korean dictator “short and fat”:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
2: The CNN Knockout
In another stroke of genius trolling, President Trump shared an edited clip of his 2007 appearance on WWE’s Wrestlemania. The gif showed the president body slamming a wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed over his face. At the time, President Trump’s Homeland Security Advisor, Thomas Bossert, defended the tweet, saying, “There’s a lot of cable-news shows that reach directly into hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they’re really not always very fair to the president. So I’m pretty proud of the president for developing a Twitter and a social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
So far, President Trump has posted 36 tweets that mention CNN by name and 146 tweets that use the term “Fake News.” Given the mainstream media’s continued attacks against Trump, it’s likely that we will see a large growth in the use of these terms in 2018.
In a true example of the power of President Trump’s Twitter account, a single misspelled word in a tweet spawned an entire new meme and Breitbart News Coffee Mug. The President sent out a tweet which read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”:
This error led to a number of memes surrounding the president and what “covfefe” could mean:
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
— Talya Cooper (@talicoop) May 31, 2017
The president even played along with the meme himself, challenging others to discover the true meaning of “covfefe”:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
4: The Inauguration Tweet
On January 20th, then President-elect Trump sent out a tweet, echoing many of his campaign promises. “I will see you at 11: A.M. for the swearing-in,” tweeted the President. “THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!” This echoed many of Trump’s tweets during the 2016 election when he promised to get to work immediately on draining the D.C. swamp of the corrupt political elite.
It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2017
5: Freedom Ball Dance
In a slightly more serious tweet, President Trump posted a video of him dancing with First Lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball shortly after Trump’s Presidential inauguration. The tweet was well received by his Twitter fans, who favorited the tweet nearly 300,000 times.
THANK YOU for another wonderful evening in Washington, D.C. TOGETHER, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?? pic.twitter.com/V3aoj9RUh4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2017
6: London Bridge Terror Attack
Shortly after a terror attack in London that saw eight murdered and 48 more injured, the president took to Twitter to offer help in a display of solidarity with the UK. The President promised that America would do whatever they could to help those in London, ending the tweet saying, “WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”
Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
President Trump also noted that countries needed to get serious about the security of their people or the problem of terrorism would only get worse:
We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
7: CNN Train Tweet
Following President Trump’s remarks regarding the death of a protester at Charlottesville, President Trump condemned the fake news spread by outlets such as CNN who attempted to imply that the president was not sufficiently critical of the rally:
Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
A short time later, President Trump retweeted a cartoon featuring CNN trying to stop the Trump Train, which the mainstream media attempted to turn into another attack on the president.
8: Women’s March Protests
Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a George Soros funded “Women’s March”was held in Washington, DC in protest , accusing him of being a misogynist, among a number of other labels. Trump responded to the march by asking why these people had not chosen to vote to prevent him from becoming president:
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
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