Donald Trump, though exceptionally “active” on Twitter, is not necessarily adept when it comes to navigating the world of social media with the requisite amount of taste and decorum.
On Monday afternoon, Trump changed his header photo to a picture of a GOP thumbs-up party with a text overlay that reads, “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.”
First of all: I understand this is meant to be a Clapper quote, but placing quotation marks around the phrase “no evidence” sure makes it sound like there is definitely some evidence.
Second: If this quote sounds familiar, it should. It was tweeted out by Donald Trump on the exact same day that he chose to make it his cover photo.
The move was such a tacky and desperate attempt to convince the world of Trump’s innocence in the increasingly sticky situation regarding his team’s alleged collusion with Russia, that people couldn’t help but laugh at the tone-deaf nature of the entire stunt.
Naturally, Twitter had more than a few responses to the bizarre and heavy-handed header. Many people declared it to be one of the least social media-savvy things the president has ever done.
Because really — who makes one of their own tweets into their header photo?
Quite a few Twitter users pointed out that the declaration of innocence seemed way more suspect than not saying anything at all.
Also, like, what are the odds that Trump Photoshopped this himself? Yeah, probably zero.
Trump has since changed his header to a different GOP group photo, no doubt in response to the intense amount of heckling the original header photo received.