I’m on Twitter, so I’m well aware of all the good and bad that comes along with the site. While I believe Twitter is a fantastic way to get information and interact with followers, it’s also a place where absurdity sometimes reigns supreme. Especially if some sort of well-known celebrity or politician decides to ask the Twitter universe to provide some sort of feedback using the always popular hashtag. Needless to say, it almost never ends well for the person who made the ill-advised choice to seek feed back from Twitter users.
So, when I read that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump wanted people to ask him questions on the social media site using the hashtag #AskTrump, I knew exactly what to expect. And let me tell you, the Twitter world did not disappoint. Some of the questions were absolutely hilarious, as it turned into a well-deserved mocking of a ridiculous candidate.
Here are a few of the best ones I came across:
#AskTrump if you can't control your hair how will you control this country??
— shags (@Hannahraiche) September 22, 2015
— Persian Yeezus (@MikeElChingon) September 21, 2015
— Ponta (@typicalfeminist) September 21, 2015
Is it true that if you say Donald Trump 3 times in the bathroom mirror, the hair in the drain will rise up to shout racial slurs? #AskTrump
— P a t r i c k (@ruinedbyreality) September 21, 2015
Do you plan on deporting both your immigrant wives, or just the one you like the least? #AskTrump
— Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) September 21, 2015
#AskTrump You say the Bible is your favorite book. Do you have any other favorite books that you've never read?
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 21, 2015
#asktrump As the head of Slytherin do you feel your association to Voldemort will hinder your chances at becoming the muggle president?
— Rob Eric (@roberic1) September 21, 2015
Alright, I’ll stop there. I would suggest that if you have a few moments and want even more of a good laugh, head on over to Twitter and check out some of the many others. You will be highly entertained, I promise.
While I understand that some people believe that any publicity is good publicity, I don’t agree – especially when it comes to someone who’s already extremely famous. I’ll never understand why politicians turn to Twitter to ask for feedback.
This just seemed like a desperate move from someone who’s experiencing the first signs of weakness in his campaign. After a fairly lackluster performance in the second debate, his support has fallen some and many think this might be the beginning of the end for “The Donald.”
If that’s the case, I’m going to go ahead and predict right now that we have yet to see the most ridiculous side of Trump. If you thought frontrunner Donald Trump was absurd, just wait until you see how he acts with a campaign in free-fall. He’s going to be more brazen, aggressive, offensive and ludicrous than ever – and I absolutely cannot wait.