Trump Tweets and the controversy behind them


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by Ben Solomon, Senior Staff Writer

Presidential elect Donald J. Trump has raised a fair amount of controversy, much of which stems from his Twitter account. These are some of the most controversial Trump tweets:


With the nation tearing itself apart trying to find any dirt about what went on during the election, Donald Trump decided to put in his two cents.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.The Republican National Committee had strong defense!


This tweet immediately came under fire by people pointing out how the GOP also had info stolen as well as the fact that Trump basically pointed out that it’s the DNC’s fault for falling prey to these cyber attacks.


On Dec. 15, China seized a U.S. research sub drone. The drone was returned without Incident on December 20th. Trump voiced his opinion on this incident.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

We should tell China that we don’t want the drone they stole back- let them keep it!


This tweet came some time after a tweet from Trump, who took at shot at China, calling the seizure an “unprecedented act”


Trump has a habit of calling CNN and NBC fake news. After a Jan. 11 press conference, Trump had this to say about some unspecific news sources who attended.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what’s going on


Along with this, Trump barred any sources from looking at the stack of folders he presented which he claimed gave the rights of his company to his sons.

From the CNN twitter page “The Trump team did not allow the press to see the contents of the folders.”


Flag burning is a hot topic in America. Every now and then a flag burning case would be taken up to the Supreme Court, but each time it’s deemed constitutional. Trump disagrees with this.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!


According to China, Taiwan is part of China. In 1979, in efforts to preserve U.S.-China relations the U.S. signed the Taiwan Relations act.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!


This is tweet managed to anger an entire country. China became very defensive due to this tweet breaking, as it showed that Trump recognizes Taiwan as its own country.


If you have been living under a rock you might not know that Trump is all about bringing back jobs. Anytime a company moves a factory back to the U.S., or creates more jobs, Trump has to announce it on Twitter.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

It’s finally happening – Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs…


People point out that Trump acts like he is responsible for this. Yet opponents of Trump are quick to point out that this has been part of a plan that Chrysler had set up in 2015 with the United Auto Workers Union to invest more in manufacturing in America.


Alec Baldwin is not a fan of Trump but does an excellent job playing him during SNL skits. Trump, however, is not a fan of these skits


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad


So far, the President-Elect has gone to war with SNL over satire.



Donald Trump is not a huge fan of Mexico. A major selling point of his campaign was to build a wall across the Mexican border


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

This was Mexico’s ex president’s response

Vicente Fox QuesadaVerified account@VicenteFoxQue

Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument.
Another promise he can’t keep.


Vicente Fox QuesadaVerified account@VicenteFoxQue

TRUMP,  when will you understand that I am not paying for that [Explicit] wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.

Being the future President, a lot of people listen to you. Unfortunately, that also means people listen to what you say about companies.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!


Boeing’s stock took a big hit after this tweet, also Air Force One is replaced not upgraded and the current planes have been in service since Reagan was president.


Meryl Streep recently won the Golden Globe she took a stab at Donald Trump for the time where he mocked a disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski who suffers from Arthrogryposis which affect the joints in his right arm.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump

Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..


Trump claims that he never mocked the reporter but in this reporter’s opinion he did, and he needs to apologize.