Lies About His Number of Followers
Happy two year anniversary, America! Yes, two years ago today, billionaire real estate magnateÂ Donald Trump rode down the escalator in his Manhattan Trump Tower building, and surrounded by paid actors told America Mexico was sending rapists into their country and he would become president to solve all their problems because "the American dream is dead."
Fast forward to today.
PresidentÂ Donald Trump is under criminal investigation, and even though he hires only the best people, many of them too are under FBI investigation. He has passed exactly zero major legislation, his attempts to "protect" America have been blocked in the courts, and he is now an international joke.
So Trump is relegated now, on his two-year anniversary, to bragging on Twitter that he has "over 100 million" followers.Â
Breaking news, Donald: Half of them are bots. Many of them, like me, aren't fans, we're journalists dedicated to documenting everything you do to protect AmericaÂ â€“ which was supposed to be your job.
Trump on Thursday took to Twitter four times to rage against the criminal investigationÂ into his possible obstruction of justice, to attack the highly-respected war hero running the investigation, and to attack Hillary Clinton 219 days after he won the White House.
Friday morning, Trump was back, reduced to bragging about his followers and claiming the media, "the Fake News Media," hates when he tweets.Â
"The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them," he posted.
The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around themâ€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Trump apparently is lying about his social media followers. Even if you include his followers from his official White House POTUS accounts, on Twitter and Facebook his accounts total about 75 million followers.
realdonaldtrump: 32.4 million
POTUS: 18.8 million
Donald Trump: 22.4 million
POTUS: 1.7 million
Total: about 75.3 million, not 100 million.
For which he was immediately mocked:
No, we donâ€™t hate it â€” itâ€™s your staff that hate it. Please keep tweeting & blowing yourself up. https://t.co/QZuSHBJoRSâ€” Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) June 16, 2017
The Circuit Courts love your Tweets. When they ban your policies, you literally help write their opinions for them. Keep up the good work!â€” Rob Szczerba (@RJSzczerba) June 16, 2017
Can we get a count of the obvious factual lies? 3 million illegal votes comes to mindâ€” Neil Makhija (@NeilMakhija) June 16, 2017
Boy, could be be more wrong? It's great 4 media that he tweets. It's a window into his unfiltered thinking. It's just bad for him & country. https://t.co/QmmEZyUCI3â€” David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 16, 2017
No, we really do love it. I'm sure the lawyers do, too. https://t.co/6Lmv2kO3azâ€” Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 16, 2017
Baffling that POTUS Trump thinks his tweets help him. Also, "100 million" "people" is a big stretch. pic.twitter.com/f5DaHsIXB8â€” David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) June 16, 2017
You have 32.3 million followers. Katy Perry has 100 million followers. You're not even 1/3 as popular as Katy Perry. For perspective.â€” Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) June 16, 2017
You keep blocking people (they're taking legal action) & increasing your followers with bots. Basically a snowflake spreading fake news. https://t.co/toDIC7muyHâ€” â™€ï¸ The Anti-Trump (@IMPL0RABLE) June 16, 2017
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