Last month Fox News' Bill O'Reilly appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael and stated "The worst thing that ever happened in Donald Trump's life was he learned how to tweet . . . what should happen is the people who love and cherish Donald Trump should after 9 o'clock at night, handcuff him so he can't do that."
Trump has never served in the military, but he is a arm chair warrior in Twitter feuds with a wide variety of real and perceived enemies, including politicians, commentators, reporters, candidates, comics, and celebrities-- engaging in juvenile name-calling and hurling countless insults at them. He loves to tweet and retweet, apparently all part of his master plan to "Make America Great Again!"
Reportedly in August when Trump was asked by CNN if he endorses retweets, he stated, "Well I do retweets, and I mean, to a certain extent, I do, yeah. I think that's right. Do you want me to say no? You know, I retweet, I retweet for a reason."
According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll of likely Iowa GOP voters, Ben Carson is now trumping Trump by a whopping 8 percentage points. We can safely assume that Donald isn't happy.
Yesterday the following retweet appeared on Trump's Twitter account, insulting Iowans and Carson. (And I suppose Monsanto wasn't very happy either.)
"@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP"
(As an aside, Iowa reportedly has the highest literacy rate in the nation, at 99 percent.)
Trump deleted the retweet, and tweeted this:
"The young intern who accidentally did a Retweet apologizes."
Hmmmm? Very interesting explanation. I have four simple questions:
1. Trump's Twitter handle is @realDonaldTrump. Is it really him, or are young interns given his password and unfettered access to post under his name on his Twitter account?
2. Were any of his other past tweets and retweets posted by young interns or others in the Trump camp?
3. How does someone "accidently" retweet?
4. If elected president, will young interns be able to act on Trump's behalf in such public forums? (None of us want a young intern accidently starting a war.)
Trump is not known to apologize, and even here he attributes the apology to an unidentified "young intern."
My hunch is if Trump's candidacy finally comes to an end, he will blame the media, the Republicans, the Democrats, young interns, and everyone else other than the man in the mirror.
And if he's elected, he can simply change the sign President Harry Truman had on his desk reading "The Buck Stops Here" to "The Buck Stops There."