During the course of 2016, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account for everything from endless one-sided feuds, to treasonously aligning himself with Russia, to late night rants about how everyone should go watch a sex tape. But as the year comes to a close today, Trump tried to offer up a stately tweet which he presumably thought sounded “presidential.” And because these things tend to go even more poorly when he occasionally tries to get them right, his demented New Years tweet is the worst thing you’ll read all year.
“Happy New Year to all,” Donald Trump started off his tweet, getting the first few words right. Then he quickly and combatively went off the rails by adding, “including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do.” Really? Hapless enemies? This is supposed to be a New Years greeting? Then perhaps sensing that he may have missed the mark, he used his final few available characters to end the tweet with “Love!”
Seriously, read the whole thing from start to finish and see if you can find the emotional center of the demented head trip that Trump just took himself on in the span of 140 characters: “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” And this guy wants the nuclear launch codes? Oh well. At least he spelled everything right this time. Have a prosperous new year, if Trump doesn’t get us all killed before then.
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