While Barack Obama had an account on Twitter, he preferred to do his messaging through more traditional means. Donald Trump, on the other hand, uses the site to make a number of different announcements. Like many adults in their 70’s though, Twitter can sometimes be difficult for the President to navigate.
Late last night, Trump attempted to point to an argument made by the former head of ICE, Thomas Homan. When he attempted to tag Homan at the bottom of the tweet, though, the President tagged a parody account meant to mock Homan.
In a tweet posted at 9:47 last night, the President wrote, ““If the Democrats would have closed the Loopholes two years ago when President Trump asked them to do so, none of this stuff would have happened.”
Trump credited to tweet to an account called @thomashomanice. The header of the page reads, a parody account, obviously. The creator of the account moved quickly to capitalize on the President’s mistake, tweeting, “If you realize Trump tweeted a parody account and you actually want to follow me you can find @_vectorist.”
The President was again active on Twitter this morning. He continued his continued criticism of both Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings as well as political activist and television personality Al Sharpton. Trump wrote, “I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.