Donald Trump posts racist tweet after his account was deleted
Despite being 71-years-old and the current President of the United States, Donald Trump's reaction to criticism is somewhat reminiscent of a 10-year-old bully who has been chastised in front of his whole class: namely, he doesn't refrain from throwing all the punches, despite being wholly aware that it's only going to land him in deeper trouble.
As such, the US President thought it would be a great idea to tweet a racist slur just hours after his Twitter account was reactivated. On Friday, rebellious former Twitter employee took it upon themselves to shut down Donald Trump's account. To commemorate it being down for 11 minutes, Trump decided to refer to the Democrat senator, Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", in reference to her Native American lineage.
Trump wrote, "Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept."
This is not the first time that Donald Trump has referred to Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas. During his election campaign back in 2016, Trump also hurled the racist term at the senator. After facing considerable backlash, the now 45th President of the United States, issued the following "apology" to Fox News
"I do regret calling her Pocahontas, because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas.
So to Pocahontas, I would like to apologise to you."
Not only was Trump's response incredibly disrespectful and arrogant, but it was also worrying as he had clearly failed to see the ramifications of making such an insensitive, and hurtful comment.
Thankfully, the people of the Internet were quick to condemn Trump's use of term on Friday. One user wrote, "That is racist. Fyi. I mean, I get you are racist, but as a learning opportunity for others...", while another corroborated, "Got the racism going early this morning, eh, #Dotard?"
Earlier on Friday, Donald Trump's Twitter account was taken down for 11 glorious minutes, prompting people from all over the world to rejoice. However, while people were quick to assume that Trump had finally been suspended from the social media platform, access was quickly restored.
Twitter announced that the account was deactivated by one rather rebellious employee who was working their last day at the company.
The application issued a response which read, "We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer-support employee who did this on the employee's last day. We are conducting a full internal review."
The incident, which happened just before 4pm Pacific time, meant that anyone who tried to access Trump's Twitter page was greeted with Twitter's iconic blue background and the message "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"
And yes, people were very happy about it.
One Twitter user said, "He’s back already, but I’m saving this picture as a reminder of the one good minute of 2017" and another wrote "you sure that was a mistake? Don't you dare fire that employee!! Give them a medal, or a birthday cake!"
Well there you go, Donald Trump was back for 11 minutes and he didn't wait one second before alienating a whole group of people. Some people never change, eh?