Donald Trump is not the most conventional president the United States has ever seen, to say the least. One way he frequently breaks with presidential decorum is through his unorthodox use of Twitter. During his first year in office, the president riled up Democrats and their allies in the media with a seemingly never-ending stream of explosive tweets. Grab your popcorn, and let's take a look back on the top 11 most controversial Donald Trump tweets of 2017.
1. CNN Gets The WWE Treatment
Oh boy. In July, President Trump tweeted out a gif in which he is body slamming a man with a CNN logo superimposed over his head.
CNN reacted in utter hysterics and eventually threatened to dox the Reddit user who made the gif.
2. NFL Anthem Kneelers Get Called Out
In September, Trump reignited the national anthem debate by blasting the NFL national anthem protesters for "disrespecting our flag" and calling on owners to fire or suspend them.
The NFL took a massive hit and are now reportedly working on a strategy to revitalize their numbers.
3. Global Warming Alarmists Get Mocked
Trump trolled Global Warming Zealots in December, posting about the unusually cold winter. "Bundle up!" wrote the president.
The Left was triggered by such heresy, accusing Trump of being "anti-science." Yes, that would be the same party that thinks humans are not humans because of location and that men can magically become women. That party.
4. "Low I.Q. Crazy" Mika Gets A Face-Lift
Trump tweeted in June that "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski once wanted to hang out along with Joe Scarborough at Mar-a-Lago while she was "bleeding badly" from a face-lift.
The mainstream media reacted in unison, calling President Trump sexist for the remark. Mika responded on air: “The president’s tweets, whether they’re personally aimed at me ... that doesn’t bother me one bit. It does worry me about the country," she said, adding, "It's been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country."
5. Obama Tapped Trump's Wires (Plot Twist: Trump's Not Wrong)
In March, POTUS accused his predecessor of tapping his wires before the election.
Turns out, Trump wasn't wrong. Here's Sharyl Attkisson at The Hill:
According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too.
6. "I Should Have Left Them In Jail!"
Mr. Ball subsequently clowned himself in a response interview that should have been a slam-dunk.
7. Transgender Military Ban
On July 26, Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender individuals in the military (an Obama-era rule reversal) via Twitter.
The Left condemned Trump's move as "flatly unconstitutional."
8. "The Enemy Of The American People"
In February, Trump called the "FAKE NEWS" media the "enemy of the American people!"
The media calmly reacted and Trump was condemned for his tweet. Just kidding, the MSM went into hysterics, accusing the president of being Literally Hitler — and lost even more of their credibility and trust.
9. Sen. Gillibrand Was "Begging" For Campaign Contributions
Trump took a swipe at liberal darling Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) earlier this month, accusing the senator of "'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them)."
"Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!" he added, hilariously referring to Hillary Clinton as simply "crooked."
Fake Native Elizabeth Warren reacted by insinuating that Gillibrand is a slut. Classic.
10. That Democrat Congresswoman Lied
In October, Trump accused Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of lying about her claim that the president told a widow of a killed soldier that he "must've known what he signed up for."
In a moving speech, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered a personal defense of President Trump’s phone call to the widow, and slammed Rep. Wilson for her attack. Kelly's own son died fighting for our country in Afghanistan.
11. Fat Boy Little Kim
Trump indirectly called evil North Korean despot "short and fat" in a tweet from November.
"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!" the president wrote.