US Presidential candidate Donald Trump is well known around the world for his outlandish ideas. He has been very proactive on the social media, specially Twitter, to voice his opinions. Even his tweets reflect his general demeanor of yelling and shouting to prove a point. Almost every tweet by Trump ends with an exclamation mark, ensuring that the readers know that he is still yelling his thoughts. However, a new Twitter bot his putting every tweet by Trump to question. Quite literally. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
‘Unsure Donald Trump’, a new Twitter bot, is replacing all the exclamation marks from Donald Trump’s tweets with a question mark. And somehow, those tweets make a lot more sense now. The bot’s version of tweets appear so much more intellectual and grounded that you may almost start to like Donald Trump. In between so much chaos and tension of these elections, this comes in as a well appreciated comic relief. Below are some of the tweets by ‘Unsure Donald Trump’ that are giving the social media a great laugh. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned
I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so? Hillary?
— UnsureDonaldTrump (@UnsureTrump) August 28, 2016
Heroin overdoses are taking over our children and others in the MIDWEST. Coming in from our southern border. We need strong border & WALL? — UnsureDonaldTrump (@UnsureTrump) August 27, 2016
What do African-Americans and Hispanics have to lose by going with me. Look at the poverty, crime and educational statistics. I will fix it?
— UnsureDonaldTrump (@UnsureTrump) August 26, 2016
Although this may be one of the wittiest Twitter bot till now, but there have been many in the past that have won the social media. Two months ago, a new bot was ruling Twitter, where fans and followers of Donald Trump spent an entire day arguing with that Twitter handle, not realizing that they were arguing with a robot. A decently well known Twitter handle @Assbot, which generally otherwise tweets about professional wrestling and baseball, one day suddenly created a havoc on Twitter. The handle had suddenly started respond to every tweet by Trump, and it was sending out just about anything written in tweets to fans of Trump who would interact with it.
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Another Twitter bot which was mainly purposed to take shots at Donald Trump was the @RealRealDonaldTrump. The bot is so accurate, it sometimes makes it really difficult to tell if the tweets are from the bot or Donald Trump himself. Here are some of the gems by him.
Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, a man with so little touch for politics, is at it again.He could not have watched my standing ovation speech in N.C.
— @RealRealDonaldTrump (@RealRealDonaldT) July 13, 2016
Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
— @RealRealDonaldTrump (@RealRealDonaldT) August 27, 2016
In another hilarious instance, a Gawker Twitter bot fooled Donald Trump to retweet a quote from Benito Mussolini. Last year, Ashley Feinberg from Gawker created a bot account on Twitter to tweet quotes from speeches and writings of Benito Mussolini, the Italian fascist dictator. The only editing done was all the quotes were attributed to Trump. Like Trump is, he would post and retweet anything to praise himself, Trump hilariously fell for the trap two months later by retweeting one of the quotes.