DONALD TRUMP has said something that doesn’t make sense and we’re going to write about it. This is what life will be like for the next four years so get used to it.
The latest word spew from the leader of the fact-free world (thanks Reddit user orp0piru) is that Twitter will have, or does have, a 280 character tweet limit. It’s very confusing.
During an interview with sitting UK MP Michael Gove in The Times- very impartial stuff – Trump said he would not give up his personal Twitter account, because of the power it affords him.
Here is the quote verbatim, because honestly trying to parse Trump down into coherent sentences is really hard.
“I think, I’ll keep it…so I’ve got 46 million people right now – that’s a lot, that’s really a lot – but 46 million – including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working and the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press – so dishonestly – that I can put out Twitter – and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 – I can go bing bing bing . . . and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out – this morning on television, Fox – ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news’.”
So, this could mean Trump has been briefed some new bigger Twitter limit is being introduced.
Or that he just means that he’ll have access to the official @POTUS account as well as his own so he can double his Twitter post length (which doesn’t really make much sense, as anyone could just make more Twitter accounts and then claim to have increasingly large character limits at their disposal).
Or he just made it up, which is probably the most likely one.
Finally, a story: When Trump used to host the US Apprentice he would always make ‘funny’ comments to the contestants, like Sir Alan Sugar does on the UK version.
However, what was so annoying was that it was so obvious that the ‘ad-libbed jokes’ had been thought of afterwards and dubbed in, because the sound levels would change so much. It wasn’t done well at all.
At the time it just seemed another example of how laughable Trump was, but no doubt he took this as an example of how brilliant and clever he was/is, which led us to where we are today