Trump Breaks 40-Hour Twitter Silence with Personal Message for America


After nearly a two-day hiatus, President Donald Trump returned to his favorite social media platform Sunday morning with a common greeting and a familiar mantra.

The commander in chief’s first tweet since Friday could be described as pleasant and innocuous.

To the average person, that message appears short and sweet — no need to read between the lines. Nevertheless, Trump’s detractors and overzealous haters who seem to monitor his every word were atwitter over it.

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Was there a doctor in the house? Yes, and Dr. Eugene Gu was so bitter that he couldn’t swallow a “Good Morning” salutation without chiming in with a dose of wishful thinking.

Trump’s second tweet of the morning was nothing the world hasn’t read or heard countless times before: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

What gives? After ostensibly taking a nearly 40-hour break from Twitter, why would Trump return with an abbreviated easy-like-Sunday-morning greeting?

The simple answer is a rhetorical question: Why not?

When the leader of the free world writes something positive and encouraging, it ought to be taken at face value — not with troll-like cynicism.

Besides, it isn’t as if the president hasn’t been occupied with business at hand, as his assortment of Friday tweets indicated.

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His feed was heating up with a variety of news, ranging from his Federal Reserve Board choice of Stephen Moore to a Florida meeting with dignitaries from Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia and the Bahamas.

True to form, Trump also took a moment to toss a Twitter grenade in the direction of the Islamic State group.

On Sunday, however, social media scrolled upon a kinder, gentler Trump. And it’s clear that his antagonists — who can’t thrive without the president’s attention — had missed his Twitter presence something fierce Saturday.

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James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications and websites for 30 years.
James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications, corporations and websites -- including Montecito Journal, Dayton Daily News and Lexis-Nexis -- for 30 years.