The Twitter staffers responsible for curating the site’s “trending” bar claimed Friday users were “confused” when Donald Trump Jr. compared President Joe Biden to former President Jimmy Carter.
“Biden isn’t the next FDR,” Trump Jr. initially wrote, referring to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “He’s the next Jimmy Carter.”
The company made the message a trend by mid-afternoon, with a summary that said, “People are confused by a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. … given that former President Carter is a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose humanitarian record is largely respected.”
Carter, 96, was deeply unpopular during his time in the White House, which was characterized by a recession, the Iran hostage crisis. and allegations that Carter dedicated time to personally reviewing any request to use the White House tennis court. He ultimately lost all but six states in his 1980 bid for reelection against former President Ronald Reagan, and was accordingly scorned even by many Democrats in the decades to follow. However, the Nobel Committee awarded him a Peace Prize in 2002 for “his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
PS: The bullshit description of the trend by @Twitter is just more proof that they’re nothing but a Super PAC for Democrats.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 7, 2021
Trump Jr. followed up with a tweet referencing Twitter’s jab, writing, “Anyone who is supposedly ‘confused’ by my below tweet should probably read the awful Biden job report out today, then take a peek at the rising prices of raw materials that we’re seeing and then finally google “Jimmy Carter inflation”….Things will make a lot more sense to you!” He subsequently added, “The bullsh*t description of the trend by @Twitter is just more proof that they’re nothing but a Super PAC for Democrats.”
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