Thursday, April 27, 2017

10 tweets that define Trump’s 100 days as President

Since entering office , President Donald Trump has used Twitter to issue declarations on everything from America ’s geopolitical rivals to his personal feuds with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger .
As Trump prepares to mark 100 days in office this weekend, AFP looks back at 10 Tweets that have characterised the opening phase of his presidency :
America First

“We will follow two simple rules : BUY AMERICAN & HIRE AMERICAN ” — setting out his governing mantra on January 20 after his inauguration.
“We must keep ‘evil ’ out of our country !” — justifying his ban on travellers from a group of mainly Muslim countries, on February 3 .

“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions , can come into U . S . ?” — reacting after the ban was subsequently blocked.
Friend or foe ?

“North Korea is behaving very badly . They have been ‘playing ’ the United States for years . China has done little to help !” — voicing frustration with both Pyongyang and Beijing over North Korea’ s nuclear program on March 17 .

“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem ? We will see what happens !” — Trump has an apparent change of heart towards Beijing on April 16 .

“Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive , defense it provides to Germany !” — Trump takes aim at German leader Angela Merkel , a traditional US ally , after a frosty summit in Washington on March 18 .
The other guy

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped ’ in Trump Tower just before the victory . Nothing found. This is McCarthyism ! “–
Trump accuses his predecessor Barack Obama on March 4 of wiretapping his Manhattan skyscraper during the elections.

“Don ’ t believe the main stream (fake news ) media . The White House is running VERY WELL . I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it” — defending his performance on February 18 after his first four weeks in office
Enemies of the people

“The FAKE NEWS media (@nytimes, @NBCNews, @ ABC, @ CBS , @ CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People !” — letting rip at some of the biggest names in the US media landscape on February 17 .
Hasta la Vista

“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice , he was fired by his bad (pathetic ) ratings , not by me . Sad end to great show ” – – Trump reacts on March 4 to the departure of the “ Terminator ” star , an outspoken critic of the president and his successor as host of the former reality TV show.


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