Donald Trump’s Very First Tweet of 2019 is Here, and Oh Boy…


Happy New Year! It’s January 1st, and President Donald Trump has issued his first tweets of 2019, and at first, may not seem like what you expected.

The president’s twitter is a media outlet unto itself, a source of news stories, memes, haters, mockers, fans, devotion, controversy, policy and more. From time to time people pretend at ignoring it or at deeming it beneath America’s attention to obsess over, but like celebrity break-up stories and buddy cop films, the President’s tweets aren’t leaving the American spotlight anytime soon. So his first tweet of the new year is, of course, of interest, be that interest morbid, prurient, or genuine.

Well this year’s first tweet is here, and, given all the above, you may find it rather underwhelming. It’s a book pitch for a Fox newser.

Rather a let-down, to be honest. Certainly not one of the greatest hits of the medium.

But fear not. Before you get too disappointed, you’ll be glad to know that he followed up with a second tweet, and it is gloriously all-caps and angry, full of Trumpian buzz words.

Now that is fan service. “HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA!” is everything we wanted. The rest is gravy. Especially fun was his advice to “enjoy the ride.”

Then an hour later, just moments ago, a more sedate sentiment.

So Gorka, then HATERS!1!, then a break, then sedate.

Welcome to 2019, folks. Buckle up.

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