Donald Trump's "Sad" Tweets

Donald Trump's "Sad" Tweets

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Donald Trump's "Sad" Tweets refers to 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's frequent use of the word "sad" to end messages published on his official Twitter feed.


On June 19th, 2015, Trump tweeted that The Today Show host Brian Williams was "very sad!" after watching an episode of the morning talk show (shown below).[7]

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow Just watched Brian Williams on @TODAYshow - very sad! Brian should get on with a new life and not start all over at @msnbo. Stop apologizing 8:53 AM 19 Jun 2015 わ 111 307


On November 13th, 2015, Trump posted a tweet criticizing Republican presidential primary rival Carly Fiorina for making "false statements" about him, ending the message with the word "sad" (shown below).

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow @seanhannity Carly, whose campaign is dead, is making false statements about me in order to salvage hopel Sad 4:04 PM 13 Nov 2015 わ다 1,114 3,104

On January 22nd, 2016, Slate[2] published a post highlighting nine Trump tweets ending with "sad!". On March 3rd, The Washington Post[5] published a similar listicle titled "47 Things That Have Made Donald Trump 'Sad' Since He Launched His Campaign." On March 20th, a Quora[6] user submitted the question "Why does Trump use 'Sad!' so much in his tweets?" On April 23rd, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted an article about Trump, ending the tweet with the word "Sad!" (shown below). Within four months, the tweet gained over 2,700 likes and 1,500 retweets.[4]

Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton Follow Does Trump think he can fool us into forgetting his hateful rhetoric? Sad! 11:12 AM 23 Apr 2016 Softening on Trump? Remember this. Remember his bigotry, ignorance, insults and lies. わ£ 1,506 2,712

On June 28th, Gawker[8] published an article titled "Where Are They Hiding Donald Trump's Phone?", which speculated that a Trump campaign staff member was running his Twitter account based on a tweet ending with the word "sad" without an exclamation point. On August 9th, data scientist David Robinson published an article on his blog Variance Explained[3] investigating which of Trump's tweet were written by staff, which speculated that an anonymous staffer was imitating Trump's cadence:

"A lot has been written about Trump’s mental state. But I’d really rather get inside the head of this anonymous staffer, whose job is to imitate Trump’s unique cadence ('Very sad!'), or to put a positive spin on it, to millions of followers."

On August 18th, 2016, NPR interviewed several data scientists examining Trump's Twitter account, who mentioned the frequent usage of "sad!" at the end of his tweets.

Various Examples

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow Wow, Lyin' Ted Cruz really went wacko today. Made all sorts of crazy charges. Can't function under pressure - not very presidential. Sad! 7:02 PM-3 May 2016 7,999 25,545 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow The only reason irrelevant @GlennBeck doesn't like me is I refused to do his failing show - asked many times. Very few listeners sad! 8:33 PM 22 Jan 2016 わロ2,005 5,827 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow It is a shame that the biased media is able to so incorrectly define a word for the public when they know that the definition is wrong Sad 12:48 AM 23 Dec 2015 わ 2.211雙6.440 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow National Review is a failing publication that has lost it's way. It's circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad! 10:56 PM 21 Jan 2016 わゼ子2,208 6,098 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow The @TheView @ABC, once great when headed by @BarbaraJWalters, is now in total freefal. Whoopi Goldberg is terrible. Very sad! 4:06 PM - 7 Jan 2016 わロ1,892 6,427 Donald J. Trump * @realDonaldTrump Following Ted Cruz does not have the right "temperment" to be President. Look at the way he totally panicked in firing his director of comm. BAD! RETWEETS LIKES 2,104 6,487 10:07 AM-23 Feb 2016 2.1K 6.5K

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