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Donald Trump using Nazi imagery on Twitter…again!

Wow.  Just wow.  I…just wow.

Last week, Donald Trump sent out this astounding retweet:

Trump Retweet

The tweet was deleted, but wowzers.  Among the items it contains:

  • A swastika next to Jeb Bush.
  • Numerous stereotypes about Hispanics.

Trump’s team said, “This was retweeted by Mr. Trump like hundreds of others. He did not see the accompanying image and the retweet has since been deleted.”  That’s all well and good, but did he also miss the reference to Jeb Bush as “JOSE”?  Come on.  Is anyone minding the store over there?

At this point, I honestly cannot figure out if Trump’s social media team is incompetent, or if he does this intentionally as a way of getting attention.  To review, here’s a list of the stupid and offensive things that Donald Trump does on social media.  This includes:

I think we all know what Trump should say to his social media team: You’re fired!

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Governor Christie tweets about bongs, blames auto-correct

This was one of those unintentional Twitter mistakes that was actually pretty well handled: in a tweet that was captured by Politwoops, Governor Christie’s office accidentally tweeted about bongs from his official Twitter account:

Chris Christie Tweets Bongs

Clearly, nothing about the above tweet was right.  It was quickly deleted and replaced by the appropriate tweet:

The Governor then joked about the errand tweet:

This is pretty much as good as you can handle a Twitter mistake, or at least one of this magnitude (pretty minor): You acknowledge what happened and you joke about it.  An apology wasn’t really necessary here, since this was minor and obviously unintentional.

I will add that this entire danger does show the danger of tweeting too quickly.  I’ve been a victim of this as well, and pretty recently, but if you don’t prove your tweets you can find yourself in hot water.  It happens to everyone, but for your own sanity, proof your tweets before hitting that send button.