Trump’s Tweets Are Not Presidential

Kate Meyers, Girls' Sports Editor

Despite the fact that he is 70 years old, Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has proven him to have the maturity level of a six year old.

On April 3, Trump tweeted, “Fake News networks those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast. The “fakers” of CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction.”

Generally, someone in a position of power would use their social media outlet in a productive way, rather than using it to throw a temper tantrum about any news station that ever reports on him in a negative light.

He also proves his immaturity, blaming Obama for issues that are now in his hands.

Mexico and Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke”

— Donald Trump


For someone who has a history of being racist, using Mexico as an example for the United States is seemingly hypocritical, as we should not forget that “I want nothing to do with Mexico other than to build an impenetrable wall” comment.

Trump has made it clear that he wants to be compared to Obama. He does it to himself all the time. But, when we take a clear look at both of their tweets, it is clear who is more presidential.

“President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!” Trump tweeted in August of 2016 during Obama’s presidency.

While Trump constantly tweets about Obama and other Democrats, there were no tweets found on Obama’s profile talking about any politicians.

Trump again bashes the U.S.’s border laws and says “Mexico is making a fortune on NAFTA.. They have very strong border laws- ours are pathetic.” Our president should be trying to improve the problems he feels we need to work through rather than complaining about how someone else is doing better. A strong, intelligent leader would be progressive rather than sulking about

Not only does he choose to blame Obama for the immigration laws, but he even more outrageously pins problems with DACA on Democrats. “The Democrats have really let them down, they’ve really let them down- it’s a shame” Trump tweets.

“DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get on the DACA bandwagon,” Trump said, putting himself and other conservatives up on a pedestal, as if the Democrats are “jumping on a bandwagon” and not thinking for themselves. The patronizing and complex mentality he has is not a presidential one, and this country won’t get anywhere if our leaders don’t stop treating the government issues as a juvenile competition.

He even went as far as to say “The Democrats allow open borders, drugs and crime!”. For one, this is generalizing, as not all Democrats are in support of open borders. Second, whining that the Democrats are “for drugs and crime” is all too similar to childish name calling on a playground- ridiculously unprofessional.

Trump plays the victim card once again when caravans began to migrate from Honduras, saying “Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the U.S. is very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK IMMIGRATION POLICIES. Caravans are heading here. Must pass tough laws and build the WALL.”

This is the unhealthy mindset of “anything different is dangerous” that we can’t have if we want to make progress. Acting like any minorities heading our way are an immediate danger is not only unrealistic, but also racist. No one ever hears of Trump complaining of “criminals” wanting to come in from Europe.