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Donald Trump’s 60 worst tweets of 2017, ranked

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump promised that, if he won, he would not tweet. “Don’t worry, I’ll give it up after I’m president. We won’t tweet anymore…Not presidential,” he said.

President Donald Trump has tweeted 2563 times in 2017 (so far).

Many of Trump’s tweets follow common themes. He’s complained about “fake news” 152 times, tagged @foxandfriends 97 times and touted his efforts to repeal Obamacare 70 times.

But there were a few tweets that stood out from the rest. Here are 60, ranked from bad to worst.


60. 

No one remembers this because it did not happen.

59. 

This decision was actually made by the military.

58. 

The reporter in question, David Cay Johnston, is a Pulitzer Prize winner.

57. 

If this is the “most inaccurate poll,” maybe you shouldn’t brag about your standing in it? (Also, 40% is bad!)

57. 

Just squeezing in a quick round of golf between name dropping and advertising his for-profit properties.

56. 

Over 65 million people voted against Trump, which explains how there can be large crowds of protesters who did indeed vote.

55. 

His son tweeted out his emails after repeatedly misleading the press about the nature of the meeting (with his father’s help) and learning that the emails would be published imminently by the New York Times.

54. 

A perplexing and almost certainly inappropriate use of the term “EASY D.”

53. 

Trump praises a right-wing non-profit shortly after it was exposed in the New Yorker as being super racist.

52. 

Amazon paid $416 million in income taxes in 2016 and collects sales taxes in every state that has one. Awkward for a “Fake News” tweet.

51-50. 

It’s not the Southern White House or the Winter White House, it’s a for-profit club where Trump doubled the initiation fee shortly after winning the election.

49. 

Interesting question. Maybe ask one of the thousands of lawyers who works for you?

48. 

There are at least 14 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault. There are photographs of Trump with many of them.

47. 

Trump, a well-known data nerd.

46. 

This tweet has it all: attacks on the free press, a wet kiss to Fox News, a clarification that Trump is your favorite president, and a trophy. Also: Fox News won that trophy.

45. 

Trump stands up for what is truly important: His daughter’s ability to sell sheath dresses at the mall.

44. 

Trump signs sanctions against Russia because he knew that Congress would override his veto, then signals to the Russians that he didn’t want to do it.

43. 

A sad tweet about a mediocre (at best) show.

42. 

This is how Trump described about two thirds of the country.

41. 

Trump accidentally reveals he’d like to put Planned Parenthood, which he praised during the campaign, out of business.

40. 

Shortly after sending this tweet, Trump disbanded the Manufacturing Council.

39. 

Jeff Sessions is an honest man and didn’t say anything wrong except for the part that was inaccurate.

38. 

Trump responds to a female Senator who called on him to resign over allegations that he sexually assaulted women with a sexist insult.

37. 

Spoiler alert: It did not end in a beautiful picture.

36. 

Arpaio ran a prison where inmates were denied basic medical attention. He was convicted of repeatedly violating court orders to stop racial profiling.

35-34. 

Trump explains that he is not agreement with Assange, he just repeats exactly what Assange says.

33. 

That’s not really politics! It’s agreeing to collude with a foreign government.

32. 

Trump brags about collaborating with Russia (which meddled in the 2016 election by hacking emails and releasing them to the public) on a “cyber security unit.”

31. 

Trump advances the conspiracy theory that people are paid to protest his presidency.

30. 

A late entry. Bonus points for excessive exclamation marks, two demerits for subtweeting his own “Happy Holidays” greetings.

29. 

Trump sent this after retweeting several fake videos of violence by Muslims that were published by a UK hate group.

28. 

Trump yanks legal status away from thousands of young people who are in the United States through no fault of their own, then falsely tells them they have “nothing to worry about.”

27. 

Trump uses devastating hurricanes to push tax cuts for corporations and billionaires.

26. 

Curry already said he wasn’t going before Trump sent this tweet.

25. 

Trump makes up a story about a Republican who wanted to vote yes on Obamacare repeal but was in the hospital.

24. 

Trump claims he was offered TIME “Person of the Year” but turned it down because he hates having his picture taken for magazine covers. He just photoshops fake covers instead.

23-22. 

Trump tweets praise from fakes accounts, at least one of which is linked to Russia.

21. 

Trump encourages violence against the media.

20-18. 

A virulently discriminatory policy announced, in its entirety and without advanced notice, on Twitter.

17. 

Trump embraces ridiculous theory that he would have won the popular vote if not for millions of illegal votes.

16. 

Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 14 women, speaks out against Al Franken, who announced his resignation.

15. 

Trump provokes a nuclear-armed adversary with the skill and subtlety of a second grader.

14. 

Trump casually suggests a TV host he doesn’t like is a murderer.

13. 

Trump seems to really believe that if Putin meddled in the U.S. election, he would just tell him.

12. 

A tweet so bad it was cited by federal judges in a decision blocking his travel ban.

11. 

Trump shows how much he respects military families by accusing a military widow of lying.

10-9. 

Brutally sexist, gruesome and mean-spirited.

8. 

In the days after the hurricane, Trump sends this callous message to American citizens in Puerto Rico.

7-6. 

Trump defends divulging highly classified information to the Russians in the Oval Office.

5. 

Trump accuses the media of being “bad people” after he refused to unconditionally condemn the participants of a white supremacist march.

4. 

It took him weeks to admit it, but there were no tapes.

3. 

Trump endorses an accused child sex abuser for the United States Senate.

2. 

Trump suggests the Civil War was unnecessary and could have been avoided by one of America’s most racist presidents.

1.

Trump suggests revoking the broadcast licences of networks that criticize him.


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