One of the most intriguing things about social media is the trail of events most of us leave behind for the world to see. Everything one shares on the social media can come back to haunt him/her anytime, a lesson US presidential candidate Donald Trump may have learnt, very well, today.
The New York Times shared a two-page list highlighting insults that Trump posted on Twitter since he began his presidential campaign. And we aren't just talking about his ramblings against Clinton or Mexicans, but a complete list of "281 people, places, and things" that he rambled against on the social media network over the last 60 days.
"Since declaring his candidacy for president last June, Donald Trump has used Twitter to lob insults at presidential candidates, journalists, news organizations, nations, a Neil Young song and even a lectern in the Oval Office. We know this because we’ve read, tagged and quoted them all," the NYT said.
The NYT list acts as a directory of sort, categorised into segments such as "against presidential candidates", "journalists and media figures", "media organisations", "democractic politicians", etc, offering a 360-degree view on the Republican presidential candidate's view on all things that have been or not part of debate during the ongoing campaign.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2016
Some important highlights worth a mention are: the word "Crooked" appears 200 times in his tweets against Hillary Clinton. Trump also use the word "dope" or "dopey" to describe a lot of people and organisations that criticised him including The New York Times, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, The New York Daily owner Mort Zuckerman, NYT columnist Maureen Dowd; Karl Rove (former deputy white house chife of staff) among others.
Wow, just came out on secret tape that Crooked Hillary wants to take in as many Syrians as possible. We cannot let this happen - ISIS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2016
The list also shows the lack of respect Trump has on the American electoral system, in the way he used the word "rigged" (29 times) to describe the 2016 US election, the American delegate system, and the electoral process. The only other time, rigged surfaces in his tweets is in describing Republican candidate Ted Cruz.
Trump has also passed scathing remarks such as “just got contact lenses and got rid of the glasses. He wants to look cool, but it's far too late” on Jeb Bush's eyesight; “has never created a job in his life (well, maybe a nurse)” against Ben Carson (a retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate).
Looking at the way Trump's election campaign is heading, the list of insults also double up as "281 things Trump should have never said" to stay in the election camp.
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Updated Date: Oct 25, 2016 18:15:16 IST