Is Trump Tweeting Himself into a Hole? Many Wonder if It’s Time to Muzzle the Next POTUS’s Social Media Voice

Andy Beth Miller | Contributor to | Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Is Trump Tweeting Himself into a Hole? Many Wonder if It’s Time to Muzzle the Next POTUS’s Social Media Voice

Donald Trump is notoriously no stranger to controversy, yet the fact that the business mogul and reality TV show guru is now the incoming President-elect of the entire United States of America has many worried about his ability (or inability) to carry himself in a more presidential manner.

According to a recent report by, many Trump critics are turning their specific attentions to Trump’s social media snafus—pointing out numerous tweets from the incoming POTUS that haphazardly span the entire spectrum, from politically incorrect to outright embarrassingly unprofessional.

Sometimes, Trump has been able to attain a presidential tone through his tweets, such as after the Fort Lauderdale shooting on January 6 when he tweeted: “Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!”

However, just hours earlier, Trump sent out a much more personal (and decidedly unpresidential) tweet regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger’s replacing him on his Celebrity Apprentice TV show. In that tweet, Trump describes himself as “the ratings machine.”

“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’(or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary.”

After witnessing Trump’s all over the place personal (and some would deem absolutely immature) social media presence in these most recent days, The Stream asserts that, “In a nutshell, [this] is a picture of our incoming president: working tirelessly, interacting with government leaders, expressing deep concern about the plight of American citizens, and tweeting like an enfant terrible.”

And while many assumed—or at least hoped—that once Trump got closer to the White House, he would become much more polished and presidential, if tweets are the only thing talking here…it’s not looking good, and many Christians assert that Trump—and specifically his tweeting platform—indeed need some prayer.


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Publication date: January 11, 2017