Many times in our nation’s history we’ve had some baffling political moments from politicians. Whether it was Howard Deans strange shouting that doomed his 2004 campaign, or when Rick Perry forgot which government agency he would do away with during his 2012 run for President.
As much as these moments were truly embarrassing, no candidate has ever made us laughing/scratching our heads, more frequently, and as hard as President Donald Trump’s Twitter.
1. When he called Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas.
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
This tweet had the right roaring in laughter, and it had the left seething for it’s “blatant racism,” and it had everyone else baffled. Should we admire that someone finally called her out on her “alleged” heritage or should we be angry that politics has grown so unprofessional?
2. When he was a sore loser
Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016
Usually, a campaign has other people make these type of accusations. The presidential candidate has to look more sophisticated. Not Trump.
3. When he compared his wife to Ted Cruz’s
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
No one had seen this before. Maybe the National Enquirer would make such a comparison, but not a future president.
4. When he sent out a passive aggressive tweet, wishing his enemies a Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016
No wonder he got the Southern Evangelical vote. Maybe that was his goal?
5. When he attempted to explain his remarks, he made on air about Megyn Kelly
Re Megyn Kelly quote: "you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" (NOSE). Just got on w/thought
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2015
There is just no explaining yourself out of this one, but this was the best he could muster?
6. When he humble-bragged about his “high IQ.”
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013
7. When he lacked total self-awareness.
Jeb Bush – “I am a conservative” = Barack Obama -“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your plan.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2015
He’s not wrong, but how conservative do you see yourself, Mr. President?
8. When Trump attempted to appease “Hispanics” while also advertising for the food at his business.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
I’m pretty sure that even his die-hard fans scratched their heads a little at this one.
9. When the irony was just too strong!
Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015
Coming from the guy who runs the Miss America pageant and has a history of objectifying woman. Most of us wouldn’t be throwing the “sexist” card around in his situation. Best to avoid the topic altogether, even if you’re right. We all know Slick Willy likes the ladies.
10. When he patted himself on the back in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Much can be said of someone who proceeds to say ‘I told you so’ before even offering condolences. How hard is it to at least say your thoughts and prayers are with the victims before jumping into the politics of the situation? Baffling.
11. When he back-pedaled on guns, again.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
This one didn’t just make us confused; it made us angry! It’s baffling that he feels the need to remind us that the NRA endorsed him, but now he is going to try to sway them to take rights away from Americans without due process? Luckily this hasn’t seemed to have gone anywhere.
12. When he tried to cover up his backpedaling
When I said that if, within the Orlando club, you had some people with guns, I was obviously talking about additional guards or employees
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2016
Yes, President Trump. It was oh so very obvious that that’s what you meant by that. Can’t have people believing that you support concealed carry for everyday citizens.
13. When he bragged about “being the king of debt.”
I am "the king of debt."That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2016
Who brags about this? If you’ve always conducted business by being the self-proclaimed “King of debt” why should we trust you to be able to run a country differently?
14. The most baffling tweet of them all, in all it’s screen captured glory.
This gem, unfortunately, deleted now, was posted around midnight and stayed up for hours. No explanation, inspiring memes that are sure to make the history books.
15. The tweet that put everyone into a frenzy!
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
It’s a typo; it’s an inside joke, IT’S A RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY!
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