- After President Donald Trump complained that Twitter trends are often hostile to him, two anti-Trump hashtags became trending topics.
- #TrumpleThinSkin and #ThePresidentIsACrybaby both appeared in the top 10 US trends on Tuesday morning.
- Many people used the hashtags to post generally mocking cartoons and commentary, while others raised concerns about 1st Amendment rights.
- Others connected the hashtag to recent events at which the president appears to have held personal grievances, such as his decision not to pay his respects to recently passed civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis.
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President Donald Trump was mocked by two popular hashtags after he complained on Twitter about “very unfair” trends on the site.
The hashtags #TrumpleThinSkin and #ThePresidentIsACrybaby both appeared on the site after the president tweeted that negative trends about him were “really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!”
The full tweet, posted at 6.41 p.m. local time on Monday, said: “So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called “Trending”, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. They look for anything they can find, make it as bad as possible, and blow it up, trying to make it trend. Really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!”
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Since this tweet, the hashtag #TrumpleThinSkin has been used 121,000 times and #ThePresidentIsACrybaby 40,300 times, according to Twitter’s trending list around 12 hours later.
Both terms appeared in the top 10 US topics.
Many posts were direct replies to Trump’s tweet, with some particularly objecting to the idea that tweeting criticism of him could be “illegal.”
Using #TrumpleThinSkin, pro-Democratic campaign group Really American tweeted saying Trump was “literally going to destroy the 1st Amendment because people said mean things about him on twitter.”
—Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1)
Hundreds tweeted political cartoons with the hashtag. Others used it along with news clips about Trump’s decision not pay his respects to civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis as he lay in state in the Capitol on Monday.
There had been a tense relationship between the pair, but it is nonetheless unusual for a US president not to pay respect to deceased prominent public figures they disagree with, as Business Insider’s John Haltiwanger reported.
—Judy Thorne (@Judyt1954)
Many others used the hashtag in combination with the recent news that Trump had canceled throwing the opening pitch for the Yankees, despite not actually having been invited, according to reports.
Officials told The New York Times that the president had been annoyed at the attention Dr Anthony Fauci had received in being invited to do so for the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
—I will not be quiet (@LetsSeeUTry)
Business Insider has contacted the White House for comment, but did not immediately receive a reply.
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