The US president tweets a lot. Here are some of his most controversial tweets.
President Donald Trump's tweets were a key part of his campaign, and are now a key part in getting his beliefs and messages out to the country and his followers. Here are seven of his controversial tweets.
1. That time the US president “wrestled” with CNN…
Most recently, Donald Trump posted this edited video of himself wrestling so-called “fake news” CNN.
2. That time he had a go at Kim Jong-un
This was not the most diplomatic of moves
North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
3. That time he went for Meryl Streep
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.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
4. That time he accused Germany of owing NATO money (and attacked so-called fake news as well)
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017
...vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017
While Germany has not been meeting the 2% of GDP NATO target for defence spending, the country technically does not owe the organisation any money, according to the Washington Post.
5. That time with Bernie and Fake News
While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
While Bernie Sanders did technically say “CNN fake new”, Politifact reported that it was a jibe towards Trump, rather than a descriptive term for the Network.
6. That time he said Arnold Schwarzenegger ratings were pathetic
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
7. That time he accused President Obama of having wire-tapped Trump Tower
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
The BBC reported in March that “no evidence has emerged” regarding the accusations, and that “senior Republicans have rejected the allegations.”
Not controversial, but who could forget that time Trump tweeted “covfefe”.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017