19 December 2017

Tweeting

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A scary fake version of President Trump from "Twitter"
I don't have a Twitter account and have never sent a tweet. Is my life less complete because of this? I very much doubt it.

Of course the most famous Twitter user is the 45th President of The United States. Ever since he was elected, I have been interested in his tweets. After all, he is the single most powerful person in the western world. It is conceivable that what he tweets will frequently make significant ripples. 

I have noticed Mr Trump's mis-spellings, his late night rants, his tiresome "fake news" mantra and his apparent inability to apologise about anything. Humility just doesn't seem to figure anywhere in this chap's personal inventory. Sorry is for losers, right?

Two days ago there was a fatal rail accident in Washington State. The scene was shocking. It is certain that if Barack Obama were still in office his initial messages would have demonstrated compassion for the injured and for the families and friends of the dead. A normal and humane reaction.

But that was not the first instinct of Mr Trump. Instead, he saw the accident as an opportunity to make political capital. Ten minutes later his insincere message of sympathy emerged on Twitter as an afterthought - no doubt prompted by a family member or another figure from his nervous camp. But this is what he first tweeted:-
I clicked on it and for the first time discovered that whenever Trump tweets, other Twitter users respond. This was a revelation to me.

Clearly some of the respondents are orchestrated Trump defenders but most follow-up tweets are from ordinary citizens, regular Twitter users. Every time El Presidente tweets there is a cascade of responses - many of them extremely scathing and scornful. 

Here's are just three of the responses that Trump's train tragedy tweet attracted:-
The animosity shown in these tweets is pretty mild compared with responses to many of Trump's other tweets. It is amazing how anarchic Twitter can be. Trump is meddling with fire. Surely somebody should have explained the nature of statesmanship to him. His reliance upon Twitter as his shoot-from-the-hip preferred means of communication is astonishing and continues to demean the lofty office he holds.

27 comments:

  1. Damage is being done in many government areas by Trump. How long will it take to rebuild much of what is being taken down?

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    1. ???? An intriguing response.

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    2. Referring to both the original tweet and the responses.

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    3. Okay. I see what you mean now.

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  3. Twitter? Just remove the "ter" and you have him in one !

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    1. Or remove the "Twit" and add a "d"... oh and replace the "e" with a "u" too.

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  4. Dangerous. Idiot. Depraved.

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    1. if the cap fits....

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    2. "Dangerous depraved idiot" sounds like a line from one of my old school reports.

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  5. Perhaps you would be better off sticking to the comments in your opening paragraph, why go out of your way to read the crap that he and other twitters write.

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    1. Because Donald Trump is the most powerful man in the western world.

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    1. I am not an ostrich. World politics interest me because they impact upon me and the people around me. Apart from anything else, Trump could easily ignite a terrible nuclear war.

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  7. Do you read the twitters of Putin and that twat from N. Korea as well then. Personally, I can't see what difference knowing that Trump has ignited a nuclear war, will do for me. Sometimes it's best to not know what is coming and enjoy life, relaxed to the end.

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    1. Neither Putin nor Kim il-Jong pump out tweets like Trump and besides I don't speak Russian or Korean.

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  8. Coppa's Girl got there before me. A twit indeed. I've never got into twitter myself either. I somehow don't think I am missing much.

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    1. I wonder if there's a similar social media messaging site called Twatter and another one called Twaddle.

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  9. I saw him referred to as "Twitler" once. That may be my favorite nickname for him.

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    1. I hate to think what you call him!

      By the way your Xmas card arrived today> Thank you so much. Very thoughtful. Sorry I haven't sent you one.

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    2. I'm glad it arrived safely before Christmas!

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  10. I'm not a fan of President Trump, but since his tweets are covered in minute detail by the media, I don't find it necessary to further irritate my brain by actually searching them out - I just read the news articles! Oh, and your blog.

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    1. As the bishop said to the actress - "Glad to be of service ma'am!"

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  11. As much as I dislike Trump, I also have to question anyone tweeting under the name "Abate the Hate" beginning a tweet with "You piece of sh*t." That seems counterproductive, doesn't it?

    I feel like reading Twitter would be like standing in the middle of a room full of people having an argument. No thanks!

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  12. I don't do Twitter, but please, oh please, do put me in a room full of people that includes tRump.

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