Nearly 70% of Americans disprove of Trump’s Twitter fingers
It’s real; it’s happening. In 24 hours Donald Trump will be sworn in as your president and he’s still tweeting. He can’t help himself. Using his Twitter fingers is the only way he can torture us with his lies, lack of intelligence and inarticulate limited vocabulary in 140 words or less. While his tweets may be an inside look on just how doomed we all are, a new poll shows that nearly 70% of Americans disprove of The Donald’s Twitter use.
A NBC/WSJ poll surveyed 1,000 adults between Jan. 12-15. Those who oppose his Twitter use believe “in an instant, messages can have unintended major implications without careful review,” according to the poll. As with anything in life, there are always outliers. Twenty-six percent of the people polled think his Twitter use “allows a president to directly communicate to people immediately.” Thank God only a small number, an abysmal 9%, strongly support his Twitter tirades.
For some strange reason the orange one has 20.4 million Twitter followers. But then we’re reminded over 50 million people voted for the dude without a brain. Most of his tweets go viral — whether it’s because people have to fact check his inaccuracies, because they make him the butt of the joke or because they agree. Either way, his nonsense reaches millions of people daily.
There is no one he won’t attack on Twitter. He may even start World War III via 140 characters.
If you’re curious about where the disproval of his tweets fall among party lines the poll broke it down. From NBC News:
Democrats overwhelmingly give Trump’s tweets a thumbs down; 89 percent say his use of the medium is bad, while just 8 percent say it’s good. But Republicans are divided, with 46 percent cheering on his 140-character messages while 47 percent call them a bad idea. Among independents, it’s 67 percent bad, 27 percent good.
Trump blames his incessant Twitter use on the “dishonest media.” He told the Sunday Times, “I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter,” he told the paper. “I can go bing bing bing and I just keep going and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news.'”
This is who you voted for, America. May the odds be in your favor.