New to SBS On Demand, The Rise and Rise of Donald Trump investigates the billionaire’s meteoric ascent. So we thought we’d do our own investigation – into Trump’s Twitter feed.
@RealDonaldTrump signed up to the Twittersphere in 2009. Since then, the account has consisted of an endless stream of posts about Obama, Iraq, oil, real estate, China, Mitt Romney, Muslims, the federal budget, The Celebrity Apprentice, and, of course, Trump himself.
From the nasty to the bizarre, here are some of our favourites (in a bad way)…the best of the worst pre-candidacy tweets from Donald J. Trump.
Keep in mind: these tweets came from a man who might become the leader of a superpower.
In one of his first tweets, Trump quotes himself, and it’s eerily foreboding
Then there was the time he forgot the definition of ‘expert’
The time he showed genuine empathy with no hidden agenda
The time he took credit for The Dark Knight’s success
The time he offered to teach Kim Kardashian about politics
The time he spruiked a signed keychain
That time he revealed people want to smell like him
The time he worried about Katy Perry’s happiness
That time he noticed a pair of protruding nipples
That time he disclosed the true reason Obama plays golf
That time he dissed multiculturalism
That time he revealed what is making America great again
That time he boasted about his professional wrestling legacy
That time he claimed to have known Ali G was a character, despite recorded evidence to the contrary
That time he insulted Bill Maher
That time he insulted Bette Midler
That time he insulted Jon Stewart
That time he insulted Arianna Huffington
That time he insulted Ellen
That time he insulted Daniel Day Lewis (and suggested he owns a time machine)
That time he insulted Rosie O’Donnell
That time he randomly mentioned Jennifer Aniston
That time he impressed us with his powers of deduction
That time he demonstrated modesty
That time he demonstrated genius
That time he... god help us...
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