There are many minor social media gaffes - we're all guilty of one or two. And then there's whatever the hell Donald Trump is doing.
The current President of the United States decided, presumably to hammer a point home, to get a member of his staff to Photoshop one of his own tweets onto his header photo. Please can no one tell him what a pinned tweet is.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves.
The Senate is currently investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections, and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Yates, who was fired by Trump because she refused to defend his 'unlawful' travel ban, testified that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador made him susceptible to blackmail by the Russians.
Trump, to nobody's surprise, took to Twitter for some unprofessional, unjustifiable and totally paranoid ranting...
Leaving aside, for a moment, the legal and ethical implications of the President commenting in this way on an ongoing Senate investigation into matters of crucial national importance...
Let's just focus on the rather worrying way he's conducting himself.
Someone apparently decided to take this tweet and superimpose it onto Trump's Twitter header photo:
The image was quickly deleted, but not before anyone with internet connectivity managed to screengrab it....
There are one or two problems with this tweet:
- "Everybody knows" is a dubious claim, given the ongoing Senate investigation
- James Clapper also said he was unaware that the FBI was investigating the Russia ties until it was revealed in March
- Why is he referring to himself in the third person?
The response was absolutely savage...