President Donald Trump went on what many are referring to as a “retweet rampage” at about 6:00 AM ET this morning. If you happen to have notifications on for his Twitter feed like I unfortunately do, your phone was losing its damn mind in the wee hours of the morning — which made me extra cranky considering that’s the few hours of the day that I usually manage to escape the clusterfuckery that is Donald Trump. But of course, he couldn’t even let us have that.
Instead, he opted to take what should have been those quiet morning hours and turn them into a complete and total retweeting frenzy.
The whole ordeal started over Joe Biden snagging an endorsement from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) — which quickly pissed Trump all the way off.
Donald kicked off the morning by retweeting disgraced former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino with the caption, “I’ve done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO!”
I’ve done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO! https://t.co/Tw0qwTiUD6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2019
And then the craziness ensued.
All in all, Trump retweeted nearly five dozen supposed firefighters that expressed their support for him in a matter of 30 minutes. That was literally over 50 notifications that came buzzing through my phone between 6 and 6:30 this morning. I’ve never hated the man more.
While his incessant, manic retweeting certainly made me cranky this morning, there was still a silver lining after all. The folks over at HillReporter kept track of Donald’s Twitter following in the midst of his early morning “rampage” and all in all, Trump lost a total of 1150 followers in the aftermath of his hissy fit.
Now, we can’t say for certain that all of those users jumped ship over his berserk retweeting but based on some of the Twitter replies, it’s pretty safe to assume that it played a big role in their decision.
Here, Trump retweets a bot. Pathetic, isn’t it? https://t.co/BtoZY0NxZS
— SoxOnTheBrain (@SoxOnTheBrain) May 1, 2019
Trump is truly obsessed with not getting the firefighters endorsement. His retweets are insane this am.
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) May 1, 2019
Well I guess based on the volume of tweets and retweets this morning it’s safe to say the IAFF firefighters endorsement of Biden may have gotten under Trumps skin. I haven’t awoken to this many Trump twitter alerts in a long time. And he hasn’t stopped.
— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) May 1, 2019
While his Twitter tirade from this morning has finally settled down, it’s pretty safe to say that we can expect another one here soon when he realizes that he’s lost a good chunk of his beloved followers.
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