MAKE IT STOP! New Poll Shows Americans Desperately Want Trump to Stop Tweeting
Majority Of Americans Want To See Donald Trump Quit Twitter, New Poll Finds
It’s a veritable wasteland of self adulation and aggrandizement, cheap lowbrow insults hurled at its operator’s foes, and shameless promotions of his seedy, questionable business dealings. It’s the sort of place one should only visit bearing lemons, because every notch in the railings and every weave of the tacky, sleazy 70’s orange shag carpeting is riddled with scurvy. It’s a place that makes the Mos Eisley Cantina of Star Wars fame — that nefarious “hive of scum and villainy” — look like the calmest children’s ride in Disney World.
This is one of the ugliest corners of the web. This is Donald Trump’s Twitter account. And the American public wants to see this gruesome, vitriolic cesspool condemned once and for all.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, Donald Trump’s supposed “presidency” is an abject failure on all fronts, which we already knew from, well, every single poll conducted by every organization of merit since the start of his administration. But the poll does contain one small nugget of data that shows something most other polls never really consider: whether or not Donald Trump should continue using his Twitter account.
Quinnipiac’s latest poll shows that 61 percent of Americans believe Trump should stop using his personal Twitter account, compared to 31 percent. And for the first time since Quinnipiac started asking that question, a majority of Republicans — 49 percent versus 37 percent — are siding with the majority on this issue.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from June 22nd through June 27th. It doesn’t reflect the disgusting, sexist insults Trump flung Tuesday morning toward Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, which in all likelihood would’ve swayed those numbers even further away from Trump. And I have to say, as someone who makes jokes about Trump’s hands on a daily basis, Mika Brzezinski’s response to Trump’s vileness was one of my favorite social media posts of 2017 so far. Kudos, Mika!
Of course, I’m sure not everyone who disapproves of Trump’s Twitter usage is a fan of his. I personally believe that despite the grossness of Trump’s abuse of social media, it’s actually a good thing that he uses Twitter all of the time. And as I’ve said before, I don’t think anyone in the media would argue with that sentiment, either.
No one enjoys peering inside the mind of a loser like Donald Trump, and Twitter is a portal that leads precisely there. With each typo-riddled, knuckle-dragging entry Trump awkwardly thumbs into his phone while sitting on the toilet at four in the morning, America is exposed in gut-wrenching fashion to clues as to how he thinks. Or, perhaps more accurately, how very little he does think.
But Trump’s Twitter account isn’t just a source of tragedy, and I’m not just talking about the accidental comedy he sometimes unwittingly provides us with. Each time he farts out some angry nonsense on Twitter, America learns something new about how the chewed-up orange-flavored piece of gum that is his brain operates, and that can only help America end his reign in 2020… if he doesn’t resign or get impeached first, of course.
More to the point, Trump’s twitter usage exposes his stupidity to new people with every passing day. Trump losing favorability with the American public is a war of attrition, and “The Donald” is unknowingly helping us fight that war with asymmetrical tactics through every contradictory tweet his over-tasked brain can muster. Bigly.
Is Donald Trump’s Twitter account disgusting? Absolutely. Is it necessary? I can’t really argue that it is. But let’s be clear about something, folks: you might hate what Trump says on Twitter. You might find yourself offended by his xenophobic, bigoted rants or his sexism or his all-around ignorance. But keep in mind that each and every Tweet his account transmits exposes an untold number of Americans to his shamefulness. And in the end, more people realizing he’s a spray-tanned snake oil salesman means his sociopathic agenda will be a harder and harder sell. And that, by every metric I can think of, is actually a good thing.
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