Welcome to our newest weekly column, Trump’s Twitter Tirade Roundup, which is a recap of Trump’s best tweets and their impact.
In the first week of the year, President Elect Trump made a profound impact on the stock market, foreign affairs, intelligence agencies and even the entertainment industry.
We start with January 2th, which was a federal holiday, however, Trump didn’t seem to notice.
The billionaire president started the New Year taking a shot at North Korea while ribbing China.
The North Korean jab was a result of an announcement by the hermit nation that they have developed long-range missiles capable of striking the United States. Given the secluded country has the combined computing power of a used Commodore 64 in a backwoods garage sale, the claim is unlikely.
North Korea’s Supreme Leader, the pudgling Kim Jong-un, is bat-balls crazy anyway so his response doesn’t really matter.
Trump started off the first workday of the year by taking a shot at General Motors for use of Mexican plants to build their Chevy Cruze.
As for GM, their stock price didn’t budge after the jab, while Ford Motors gained 8% after praise by the President Elect.
Trump’s twitter feed then barreled into the unworkable and unaffordable Obamacare, just as Senate Democrats were preparing for their press conference to defend it.
Just before bedtime (for normal human beings) Trump unleashed this whopper that intentionally left many scratching their heads:
The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
The intelligence tirade started on Tuesday night carried through to the early hours of Wednesday as Trump recapped Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange.
These tweets and some behind the scenes action lead to the resignation of Trump’s senior intelligence advisor later in the week.
Attacks on Obamacare continued on Wednesday (which will likely be a daily theme until the law is repealed) and the evening was closed out with self-praise by Trump for inauguration performer, Jackie Evancho, whose sales have “skyrocketed” according to the President Elect.
The day started off with the best insult of the week when Trump referred to Chuck Schumer as the Democrat’s “head clown.”
To build on the week’s automaker momentum, Trump set sights on Toyota and their plans to build Corolla’s in Mexico. Toyota’s stock price nearly immediately slumped after the tweet.
Then, all heck broke loose.
NBC was given an “exclusive” look at U.S. Intelligence reports before the President Elect was provided with the information.
Hold on to your hats as that’s like poking a hungry old lion with a stick while holding a freshly killed chicken just out of reach.
As expected, Trump went off, but all over the map, lashing out at everyone from Hillary Clinton, to the “dishonest media” in a series of tweets .
Trumps poor mood continued through Friday morning when he started the day taking a shot at none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger for his poor ratings on the first airing of The Apprentice.
The billionaire turned president then made what was his most sane tweet of the week with the following:
I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
That tweet will be the first time a soon-to-be-sitting president has called for a congressional investigation through social media . . . and you can bet it won’t be the last.
Stay tuned for more and comment below.