Donald Trump: changing the world one tweet at a time

Image via Twitter

Image via Twitter

Esha Singhai, Staff Writer

At 4:31 AM on January 20, President Trump received 61,756 retweets and 245,230 likes on his first tweet during presidency. Maybe it was the hype, or the unconditional love of his supporters, but this tweet marked the day a twitter celebrity was born. 

What started out as a way for Trump to push policy and influence public opinion, soon transformed into a public journal. In over half of his tweets, as discovered by The New York Times, Trump lashed out against adversaries–often, without the permission of his advisers. 

However, Trump’s advisers have no reason to worry; his tweets are highly predictable and often fall into one of five categories.   

1. The peaceful, diplomatic conversation with powerful world leaders

Trump, Donald (@realDonaldTrump). 22 July 2018. Tweet.

In 2018, Trump pulled the United States from an international deal with Tehran in an effort to stop them from nuclear proliferation. In an odd turn of events, this angered the Iranian president who said to “stop playing with the lion’s tail” or he would come to regret it. 

Thus, Trump was forced to find the most obvious solution to this problem: mimicking Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who had previously told the president to “never threaten Iranians.”  

2. Scripps National Spelling Bee champion



Trump, Donald (@realDonaldTrump). 31 May 2017. Tweet.


As if he wasn’t successful enough, on May 31, 2017, Trump wanted to boast about his own abilities to both run the United States and type without the hassle of spellcheck.  

However, after only a few hours, Trump was forced to delete this tweet because twitter users said that they “couldn’t understand what he was saying.” Their inability to understand Trump’s elaborate use of diction unequivocally shows that the American education system is in dire need of improvement. 


3. Barack Obama: Wanted.

Trump, Donald (@realDonaldTrump). 19 August 2020. Tweet.


Following Barack Obama’s speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the majority of watchers were moved by his kind and inspiring words. But as Trump so clearly pointed out, this was a mistake.  How could we trust Barack Obama, especially when he lacked any type of credibility?  

Trump’s efforts to inform the American people of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, in regard to Obama’s efforts in wire-tapping him, saved us from blindly trusting a criminal! Though the FBI repeatedly states that Obama did not wiretap him, their opinions don’t hold any value against the word of our president.

That same day, Trump called out Obama for betraying Joe Biden during the DNC. His ability to put aside all feelings of competition with Biden in order to save him from a toxic relationship, is truly awe-inspiring. What Trump did may be perceived as “fake news” by some, but in actuality, it is proof that we still have humanity left in this world. 


4. The one liner 

Trump, Donald (@realDonaldTrump). 27 February 2018. Tweet.


This tweet, while best known for its appearance during an investigation of possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia, is actually one of Trump’s favorite and most used slogans.  

Since its debut in 2011, Trump has tweeted this iconic phrase over 370 times. Considering its importance to Trump, it is unclear why his marketing team keeps making “Make America Great Again” merch instead of “WITCH HUNT!” merch. This phrase, which holds centuries of American history and accurately represents our system of democracy, equality and liberty, deserves to get more praise. 


5. Exposing fake news 

Trump, Donald (@realDonaldTrump). 7 November 2020. Tweet.


As the president of the United States, Trump takes his job very seriously to ensure that the American citizens only receive the full truth. Despite what “official sources” try to say, Trump has gone out of his way to inform us that there is a serious issue with voter fraud in this country. 

Trump’s ability to know the truth before anyone else is also astonishing–it has been over a month since the presidential election and news reporters still haven’t figured out that he won! 


After reading through Trump’s tweets–which consistently fight for the freedom and safety of the American people–it is obvious how strong and honest our president is. I’m sure that the tweets he puts out in the next four years of his presidency will be even better.