Donald Trump's $500 Billion Tweet

Donald Trump's $500 Billion Tweet

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Updated Apr 04, 2018 at 03:59PM EDT by Matt.

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Donald Trump's $500 Billion Tweet refers to a series of jokes about a tweet from United States President Donald Trump about the possibility of a trade war between the United States and China.

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On April 4th, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted,[1] "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!" The post (shown below, left) received more than 21,000 retweets and 81,000 likes within 24 hours.

He followed this tweet with another and wrote,[2] "When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!" The post (shown below, right) received more than 11,000 retweets and 52,000 likes in 24 hours.


Donald J. Trump Ф @realDonaldTrump We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue! Donald J. Trumpo @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!

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Following the post, people made jokes about President Trump's attitude toward money, particularly his experience in the gambling industry, which resulted in several casinos going backrupt.

Twitter[3] user @CharlesPPierce tweeted, "If you asked how somebody could go broke running casinos, you have your answer." The post (shown below) received more than 1,000 retweets and 2,900 likes in 24 hours.

New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff tweeted,[4] "imagine this guy running a casino of some sort." The post (shown below, center) received more than 620 retweets and 3,300 likes in 24 hours.

Twitter[5] user @stevebenent tweeted, "How did Donald Trump manage to lose money running a casino? The answer is coming into focus." The post (shown below, right) received more than 460 retweets and 1,400 likes in 24 hours.


If you asked how somebody could go broke running casinos, you have your answer. Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! imagine this guy running a casino of some sort Donald J. Trump Ф @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! How did Donald Trump manage to lose money running a casino? The answer is coming into focus Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!

Twitter user @atrupar tweeted,[6] "REMINDER: Trump has declared bankruptcy 6 times." The post (shown below) received more than 100 retweets and 220 likes in 24 hours.

Several media outlets published articles about response to Trump's tweet, including Someecards,[7] Mediaite,[8] The Daily Dot [9] and more.


REMINDER: Trump has declared bankruptcy 6 times Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!

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Keep that in mind, soybean growers of America Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! Millennials justifying grad school after all the undergrad debt Donald J. Trump Φ @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! I was told we would be tired of all the winning. Donald J. Trump Ф @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!
2016: Sure, let's elect a guy who bankrupted multiple businesses! What could go wrong??? 2018: Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! President Bag-Of-Cocaine-With-Googley- Eyes is right Donald J. Trump Φ @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose! That's the sort of logic that leads you to bankrupt a casino. Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!

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