20 Outrageous Old Trump Tweets That Surprisingly Have Not Been Deleted
These are the tweets that will get RT'd into your timeline for the next four years — if they aren't scrubbed first.
Donald Trump may be more in love with Twitter than he is with money.
Since joining the social media platform in March 2009 and sharing "Be sure to tune in and watch Donald Trump on Late Night with David Letterman as he presents the Top Ten List tonight!," the president has been relentless in his use of Twitter for self-promotion, but mostly for heavy criticisms of anything he doesn't like. Spoiler alert: More than half of his feed has consisted of anti-Obama posts.
During his first year on Twitter, the posts were self-promotion and famous historical quotes. In the following few years, a portion of the posts got angrier and more combative, reaching full-Trump fever pitch in 2011 and 2012 with constant attacks on President Barack Obama, with a heavy push on the "birther" movement.
When it became clear in mid-2016 that Trump would be the GOP presidential nominee, some of those old, random, angry, insulting tweets from years ago began to pop up through retweets because he never bothered to erase them. After he was elected president, some of the most offense, irony-filled ones were shared regularly.
Now, Trump hardly ever deletes a tweet, but it is still surprising that an aide has not gone through his feed to trash some of the most outrageous postings.
The Hollywood Reporter went though Trump's feed, stopping at June 2015 when he announced his White House run, to see what was there. Ignoring ironic tweets — of which there are plenty — here some of the most bizarre, offensive tweets we came across that are still up.
Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name “F**kface Von Clownstick” like they are so original & like no one else is doing it...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
Every time I speak of the haters and losers I do so with great love and affection. They cannot help the fact that they were born fucked up!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2014
“@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2013
It makes me feel so good to hit "sleazebags" back -- much better than seeing a psychiatrist (which I never have!)— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2012
We should be focusing on beautiful, clean air & not on wasteful & very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit! China & others are hurting our air— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2013
If the morons who killed all of those people at Charlie Hebdo would have just waited, the magazine would have folded - no money, no success!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2015
If you are lucky enough to catch a knockout assaulter before getting slugged, and you carry a gun, shoot the bastard (teach them a lesson)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2013
The polls have shown that DEAD PEOPLE voted for President Obama overwhelmingly and without hesitation - he must be doing something right!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2013
Rosie O'Donnell just said she felt "shame" at being fat-not politically correct! She killed Star Jones for weight loss surgery, just had it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2014
ObamaCare is a disaster and Snowden is a spy who should be executed-but if it and he could reveal Obama's records,I might become a major fan— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2013
So, lets get this right. Steve Jobs dies and leaves his wife everything-billions of dollars. Now his wife has a boyfriend (lover). Oh Steve!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2013
I can’t believe Apple isn’t moving faster to create a larger iPhone screen. Bring back Steve Jobs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2013
*Jobs died in 2011.
I am getting worried about Chris @hardball_chris Matthews. Is he drinking again?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2013
Why are people upset w/ me over Pres Obama’s birth certificate?I got him to release it, or whatever it was, when nobody else could!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2013
President Obama wants to change the name of the "White House" because it is highly discriminating and not at all politically correct!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013