“I think my pant leg is on fire,” Trump’s campaign chief observed as the fabric smoldered. But at least Donald Trump’s Twitter account is under control.
The New York Times reports Steve Bannon and other top Trump aides were so engrossed in feeding their boss’ teleprompter at an Oct. 28 rally in Manchester, N.H. they didn’t even notice the machine’s hot light bulb bearing down on Bannon’s pants.
But it worked. The Donald stayed on message: Without adding any embellishments or put-downs that may offend female voters, he stuck to praising the FBI for doing their part so Hillary Clinton can’t “take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.” Then, as the New York Times put it, “improbably, he moved on.”
TrumpLand insiders spoke off the record and revealed that top spokesman Hope Hicks seized full control of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Why? Because as Hillary Clinton’s campaign contends with the FBI’s bogus — and flat out illegal — “new emails” revelations, Team Trump struggles with something far worse: Their candidate’s own foul vowel movements and bizarre random brain droppings.
‘Aides to Mr. Trump have finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully — and often counterproductively — savage his rivals. But offline, Mr. Trump still privately muses about all of the ways he will punish his enemies after Election Day, including a threat to fund a “super PAC” with vengeance as its core mission.’
As Election Day draws near, both the Democratic and GOP White House contenders are trying to avoid any further negative news coverage at all costs, given how close this race has been. And for Team Trump, this means strictly managing all outgoing communications and keeping the Orange Revolution on a tight leash. They’re also doing their utmost to project an image of calm and unity despite all the turmoil seething behind the scenes.
Their main problem? Taking away Donald Trump’s Twitter account and keeping him out of the public eye as much as possible deprives him of the attention he craves.
‘In the final days of the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump’s candidacy is a jarring split screen: the choreographed show of calm and confidence orchestrated by his staff, and the neediness and vulnerability of a once-boastful candidate now uncertain of victory.’
But what Mein Trumpf’s early supporters see as “refreshing” and “unfiltered,” the as-yet-undecided voters the Trump campaign needs to win over are more likely to see as “deranged,” “mean,” and “terrifying.”
‘Several advisers warned him that he risked becoming like a wild animal chasing its prey so zealously that it raced over a cliff — a reminder that he could pursue his grievances and his eagerness to fling insults, but that the cost would be a plunge into an electoral abyss.’
Keeping Donald Trump’s Twitter account under lock and key is a good move. Here are a few gems to refresh your memories of how God-awful and un-presidential his Tweets really are.
— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) October 28, 2016
If crazy @megynkelly didn't cover me so much on her terrible show, her ratings would totally tank. She is so average in so many ways!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2016
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
@realDonaldTrump – Donald – go away
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 10, 2014
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2013
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2012
Luckily, America’s one consolation if Donald Trump wins the White House is that he won’t have access to his Twitter Account. The New York Times article notes Donald Trump doesn’t use a computer…And as Barack Obama has often lamented, presidential smartphones are drastically crippled for security reasons.
WATCH: SNL skewers the candidates and Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
On Saturday Night Live‘s final pre-election cold open with Alex Baldwin and Kate McKinnon, they took a playful jab at Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Alex Baldwin’s Trump told McKinnon’s Clinton Twitter’s way more secure and private than email.
‘These emails are very bad for you, Hillary. That’s why I never, ever use email. It’s too risky. Instead I use a very private, very secure site where one can write whatever they want to and no one will read it. It’s called Twitter.’
When Cecily Strong — as CNN’s Erin Burnett — informs him, “Mr. Trump, everyone can see your tweets,” Baldwin feigns surprise:
‘Really? And I’m still in this thing? America, you must really hate this lady.’
Here’s the video.