A British newspaper recently claimed that one Tweet from Donald J Trump has been mocked by other Twitter users. If they had been keeping up with the news, and with Twitter, they’d have seen that every Tweet is mocked, and not just by other Twitter users; also by the news media, internationally on social and political levels and in private conversations. This is probably not the kind of publicity a press relations officer would want for their candidate, but all news is good news, and Trump’s words on Twitter, and seldom elsewhere as this seems to be his press conference medium of choice, are certainly bringing him plenty of attention.
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Donald J Trump
The Internet is, however, a place where hardly anything goes unchallenged. There is always someone who claims to know better – whether it is Trump or anyone else – and they’re prepared to type in their two cents worth, and defend their standpoint – mostly. So it is with the claim by Trump that he’d have beaten Barack Obama, had he been able to stand for a third term. Someone has challenged this assumption, and put a poll out on Twitter.
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Tony Posnanski
Of course, this is the popular vote, and probably not representative, but it is there. I doubt that Trump has seen this poll, possibly none of the news media have either – yet (but some do read here and stories seem to follow on from things I have written!) – but it could happen. Trump tends to Tweet and then move on, never a reply or a justification. Clearly he believes that once he has had his say, there will be no naysayers out there, so why bother reading the replies and comments?
Even so, if these ratings, on the poll, were in a real election, it would be a landslide. A real landslide.
- Viktoria Michaelis.