WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 20, 2018, 09.38 AM
Since the time Donald Trump started campaigning for presidential polls in the US in 2015, his diatribes have been in the news. And the most potent weapon at his disposal has been Twitter.
Trump's tweets have created controversies and sometimes led to worldwide trends. His critics and the US media has often accused Trump of lowering the stature of the President's office and often behaving in a manner which is unbecoming of a head of the state.
Though the list is long, here we pick up the top 10 controversial tweets from Donald Trump:
Through this Tweet on March 4, 2017, Trump accused his predecessor Obama of politically motivated surveillance of the Trump Tower, his business centre.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Through this much-criticised Tweet of February 17, 2017, the American President accused America's leading media houses of being the "ënemy of American people". All these media houses have been critical of the American President and his style of functioning.
On May 31, 2017, midnight, the US president tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe" and nothing more. A few hours later the Tweet was deleted and followed with another, "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy!"
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
Trump spokesman Sean Spicer later insisted that the president "knew exactly what he meant."
This tweet came on February 4, 2017, hours after a federal judge in Washington state temporarily blocked enforcement of Trump’s ban on entry to the United States for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries and refugees from around the world.
When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security - big trouble!