US President Donald Trump addresses the annual March for Life rally from the White House Rose Garden in Washington. Photograph:( Reuters )
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
In this Tweet, Trump said illegal border crossings are 'way down' and praised Homeland Security chief after February numbers dropped by 40%.
General Kelly is doing a great job at the border. Numbers are way down. Many are not even trying to come in anymore.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2017
In this Tweet dated, February 10, 2017, he threatened lawyers with taking them to court.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
On February 3, 2017, he threatened Iran while accusing his predecessor Obam of being too soft to the Islamic republic.
Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
On February 1, 2017, he Tweeted this statement after the US administration members argued that the travel ban was not a ban.
Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2017
On November 12, 2017, in the above Tweet, Trump called the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "Short and fat".
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Mexico could end up paying for his proposed border wall "indirectly."