President Donald Trump will reportedly be live-tweeting the Democratic presidential primary debates taking place at the end of June, likely bringing out some of the Twitter zingers that have become a staple of his presidency.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the president will reportedly be live-tweeting the first round of the Democratic primary debates set for June 26-27, departing from his advisers’ previous strategy of keeping the president off of Twitter.
The president’s advisers have been concerned about the effect of Trump’s attacks on the candidates, as they could put his rivals more in the limelight nationally and protect them from shots taken by the other candidates on stage.
Should Trump go through with his live-tweeting plan, it is very likely that he will fire off a few shots at the candidates, nicknames in tow, as they debate the issues and discuss how they plan to prevent the president from securing a second term.
Here are a few of his classic zingers about the candidates:
Former Vice President Joe Biden:
China is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020. They LOVE ripping off America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2019
Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
Self-described democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):
Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2016
Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. I wish him well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.):
Isn’t it funny when a failed Senator like goofy Elizabeth Warren can spend a whole day tweeting about Trump & gets nothing done in Senate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2016
Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.):
If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.):
….who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke:
Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018
Biden and Sanders:
I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2019
While the blasts against him from the candidates may reveal weak-spots in his political armor, Trump live-tweeting during the debates offers him the opportunity to respond to their comments and plans in real-time and garner more visibility.
Although the plan is for the president to take to the Twittersphere as the debates go on, it is not set in stone and the president may back down from live-tweeting the event. A campaign spokesperson did not give a comment to the Wall Street Journal on the reported plan.
The first round of the Democratic presidential primary debates has been set for the end of June, with the 20 candidates who made the cut separated into a pair of groups for the two-day event.