One would expect a reality TV star to tweet without any regard for consequences, but the president of the United States? Not unless you are Donald Trump. A new account, @MatureTrumpTwts, has undertaken the difficult task of rewriting Trump's tweets with a more "presidential" approach.
The account quotes Trump's tweets with an edited, thoughtful, and "mature" version. But the icing on the cake is the account's icon: Trump with a bald head. Take a look at some highlights, including Trump's original tweets, ahead.
1. His New Year's tweet.
Happy New Year to all, including my many opponents who fought hard for what they believe. May 2017 bring us unity, peace, harmony and love. https://t.co/WtTDpqcnuU— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) December 31, 2016
Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016
2. His tweet about the Russian hacking scandal.
Ambiguity & misinfo is swirling. I'll work w/POTUS & intel agencies to ensure crystal clarity on this issue. Anything less is unacceptable! https://t.co/OCzcBkz3Ra— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) December 30, 2016
3. His praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While I'd like to see better relations w/Russia, if intel incriminates, I will intensify POTUS' sanctions w/extreme prejudice in my admin. https://t.co/3VIexcHaTj— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) December 30, 2016
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
4. Not acknowledging the Pearl Harbor anniversary.
Today's Pearl Harbor event proves wounds can heal; that enemies can become friends & that peace can prevail, creating a safer world for all. https://t.co/jRspYQM2ja— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) December 28, 2016
The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS! Thanks Donald!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
5. His jab at President Obama.
I want to thank Pres Obama & Sec Clinton for their svc to our country. It's time to work together, unite and help the U.S. & world thrive! https://t.co/cWLK4yQ6CV— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) December 27, 2016
President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
Since Trump won the election in November, many hoped he would use the transition period to prove he would be a president for all Americans and retreat from his troubling campaign rhetoric. Unfortunately, Trump has continued to tweet baseless claims, insult foes, and praise contentious world leaders.
Whether or not Trump maintains his filter-free tweeting when he assumes the official @POTUS account is undetermined, but we expect @MatureTrumpTwts to be on the case if he does.