There is no doubt that President Trump is right, Twitter enables him to bypass the media and get right to the American people. And with his nearly 29 million followers, that means that he has very quick access to either make a strong point to a lot of people or make a serious error in front of a huge audience.
Social media had strong reactions on Monday when President Trump updated his Twitter header to include a superimposed image of one of his tweets emblazoned on top of a photo of lawmakers giving a thumbs up sign while surrounding him in the oval office. The tweet that Trump plastered on the oval office image stated: “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media, already knows- there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.”
The strange header was updated after former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing and said that he was not aware of evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It was only there as a header for a brief time, but it was ample time for the 29 million followers to weigh in. The Twitter header was replaced sometime early Tuesday with a photo of Trump and House Republicans at the White House.
Take a look at some of the colorful responses in social media and share your comments with us.
Why would you do this? pic.twitter.com/wGTDUB4wpk
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) May 9, 2017
They’re going to have to rename the Streisand Effect. pic.twitter.com/8PowDCXIaP
— Tom McKay (@thetomzone) May 9, 2017
This is the header of the president of the United States’ political/personal Twitter account pic.twitter.com/TjgSITBNY6
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) May 9, 2017
Never really believed there was collusion between Trump & Russia.. until he just put that twitter header up.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 9, 2017
“Getting a staffer to Photoshop your tweet denying collusion with Russia into your banner image” is untold levels of Not Mad pic.twitter.com/M2kUZkkG2W
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) May 9, 2017
Trump’s done a lot of embarrassing things in the < 4 months he’s been POTUS, but that new header image takes the cake. pic.twitter.com/IRqGeglvTO
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 9, 2017
The “mission accomplished” banner of Twitter headers pic.twitter.com/tSuObDDOSl
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) May 9, 2017
Nothing says “I’m innocent! Innocent I tell ya!” like changing your Twitter header to say “I’m innocent! Innocent I tell ya!” pic.twitter.com/hyWM09B4Jb
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) May 9, 2017
Credit: The Hill