If itâ€™s seemed like Americaâ€™s toilet-challenged chief of state has been ranting on Twitter more often than usual, itâ€™s not just your imagination. In 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted 7,700 times to his 68 million followers, nearly doubling his count from the previous year, 3,600, according to a recent New York Post report.
In a new personal best, the president pushed out a whopping 123 tweets on December 12â€”a feat Iâ€™m sure was a cakewalk for Trumpâ€™s perfectly normal-sized fingersâ€”most of which were berating the then-ongoing impeachment process against him. â€œI did nothing wrong. This will be the first Impeachment ever where there was no crime,â€ the president tweeted. â€œThey donâ€™t even allege a crime. Crazy!â€
Though he did pause his tirade against Democrats long enough to taunt teenage climate activist and Timeâ€™s 2019 Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg.
And since taking office, his usual unhinged diatribes have only become more frequent. Since 2017, Trumpâ€™s posted 11,000 original tweets, per a New York Times report, a pace thatâ€™s quickly picked up steam after it became painfully apparent that Twitter has no intention of addressing the presidentâ€™s flagrant rule violations.
Despite Twitter arguing that these tweets, along with those of other public officials, are matters of â€œpublic interestâ€ that should be immune to moderation, the Times found that roughly half of these tweets were insults and attacks thrown at Trumpâ€™s usual entourage of targets: Democrats, news outlets, and anyone investigating him, as one does when theyâ€™re absolutely innocent, the most innocent anyoneâ€™s ever seen.
So with that, letâ€™s take a look back at some of those 7,700 tweets that made 2019 feel approximately 1 million years longer than it actually was:
There was that time the U.S. Commander-in-Chief went on a totally not-racist (at least, by Twitter standards) tirade against progressive Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.
Or when he decided taunting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by calling him â€œJeff Bozoâ€ was a more important use of his time than something more productive like, I donâ€™t know, try to end the longest government shutdown in American history.
Oh, and remember when the U.S. president told Americans to boycott AT&T because he didnâ€™t like how CNN, a network owned by the company, accurately reports on his crimes?
Ah, 2019. Good times.