Trump's top tweets from branding Kim Jong-un 'rocket man' to 'covfefe' flub
FROM branding North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "rocket man" to the mysterious "covfefe" flub, Donald Trump has racked up quite a few notable tweets during his time in office.
Unlike his predecessors, Trump took to his own personal social media account to announce policy, discuss election results, and even to fire members of his staff.
Even though Twitter suspended Trump's personal account permanently after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a failed insurrection attempt earlier this month, his time using the platform has left a lasting impact.
Below are some of his most notable tweets.
Just after midnight on May 31, 2017 – within the first few months of his presidency – Trump introduced the world to "covfefe."
"Despite the negative press covfefe," Trump wrote, with no additional explanation.
It can be assumed that Trump was going to take a shot of press coverage of his presidency, something he did often on Twitter throughout his time in the White House, but the world may never know.
The tweet was deleted five hours later, as Trump tried to play his flub off.
"Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!" he tweeted the next morning.
On July 26, 2017, Trump unleashed another shock tweet where he announced policy regarding transgender individuals in the military, a policy he had apparently not discussed with the Pentagon before making public.
"After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump wrote.
"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you."
Multiple lawsuits were filed in the wake of this announcement, but still a version of the ban was able to go into effect in April 2019, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
On September 25, 2017, Trump took to Twitter to take a dig at Kim Jong-un, branding the leader of North Korea "little rocket man."
"Just heard the Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at the U.N.," Trump wrote. "If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer."
Trump regularly referred to the North Korean leader as "rocket man," as he often comes up with taunting nicknames for people he considers rivals.
He was also a big fan of "Crooked Hillary" and "Sleepy Joe" for his competition in the 2016 and 2020 elections, respectively.
In March of 2018, Trump announced that he was bringing in a new secretary of state, but apparently did not tell the old secretary of state beforehand.
"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!
"Thank you to Rex Tillerson for your service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!," Trump wrote.
Tillerson, who had left ExxonMobil after more than four decades to take the job in the Trump administration, confirmed after Trump's tweets that he had not, in fact, been informed that he was losing his job until three hours after Trump's accouncement.
Tillerson isn't the only Trump admin to get the boot on Twitter. The president also fired cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs using the platform after Krebs said the departments he led found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
"The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud," Trump wrote, before including a list of ways that there may have been voter fraud.
Trump's claims that he lost the 2020 election by way of fraud have been tossed out by courts across the US.
On October 2, 2020, a little over a month before the presidential election, Trump shocked the world again when he announced he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19.
After questioning the integrity of medical professionals on the severity of the pandemic for months, several people in Trump's inner circle caught the virus.
"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately," he wrote.
"We will get through this TOGETHER!"
Trump was hospitalized shortly after sending the tweet, which sent the country into a frenzy wondering if the president would be able to keep up with his duties.
However, he was treated and got the all-clear to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 5.
He also announced that news in a tweet.
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