It’s no secret that President Donald Trump loves Twitter. During his campaign he used social media to interact with the American people, and after moving into the White House he’s relied on it to “set the record straight” about “fake news.”
While many of Trump’s tweets during the campaign season range from talking about Obama’s “manhood” to speaking out on “Twilight” actors’ sex lives to chatting about fat people drinking Diet Coke (in addition to his numerous taunts, boasts, and cryptic warnings), the new president has occasionally gotten Twitter right.
Here are some times when Pres. Trump has also sent dignified messages that are entirely appropriate for social media.
After circuit judges ruled in favor of suspending the president’s executive order on immigration, he highlighted a ruling that’s not getting much coverage:
Why aren't the lawyers looking at and using the Federal Court decision in Boston, which is at conflict with ridiculous lift ban decision?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
With six months left to campaign, the future president reminded Americans that Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend:
Honor Memorial Day by thinking of and respecting all of the great men and women that gave their lives for us and our country! We love them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2016
He sent a hopeful message to small business owners who still believe in the “American dream”:
The American dream is back. We’re going to create an environment for small business like we haven’t had in many, many decades! pic.twitter.com/ZuJNaN6z8b
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
After his Virginia Military Townhall, he showed his gratitude for America’s service members and veterans:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2016
Trump honored the victims of Pearl Harbor and vowed to not let the flame of the torch of freedom be extinguished:
We pause today to remember the 2,403 American heroes who selflessly gave their lives at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago…https://t.co/r5eRLR24Q3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2016
He also paid tribute to the March on Washington and acknowledged the “enduring fight” for equality:
Today is the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington – today we honor the enduring fight for justice, equality and opportunity.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2016
He showed support for his wife and highlighted that they’d have a partnership in the White House with his use of the word, “we”:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2016
And expressed gratitude for his family:
Thank you for the incredible support- Melania, Barron, Ivanka, Jared, Tiffany, Don, Vanessa, Eric, and Lara!https://t.co/mPGpPFiDl8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2016
Then, when he was officially declared the winner, he accurately called out the media for their inaccuracies:
We did it! Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2016
And used real events to highlight the media’s double standard:
Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2016
things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H). A total double standard! Media, as usual, gave them a pass.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
After winning the election, Trump used a message of unity to assure Americans he will help everyone, not just his voters:
This will prove to be a great time in the lives of ALL Americans. We will unite and we will win, win, win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2016
President Trump has used his Twitter to forge a personal connection with his followers, clarify matters he feels have been misrepresented, and successfully market his key policies and strengths.
That’s doing Twitter the right way, and let’s hope to see more of it.