The Trumps on Twitter
Ever since real estate mogul-turned-TV star Donald Trump discovered Twitter, he’s been an outspoken and prolific participant, holding forth on everything from Barack Obama to the death penalty. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) is a vocal supporter of — and fund-raiser for — Mitt Romney, and now that the presidential race is heating up, the Donald’s tweets are more impassioned than ever. These frequent missives have earned him some 1,455,981 followers and no small amount of controversy: He was widely criticized for calling the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington “unattractive” through the platform in late August.
The Donald’s children, too, are embracing social media. After using Twitter to help quell a scandal over pictures of him hunting in Africa, Donald Trump, Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) in June was named “Real estate’s top Tweeter” by the New York Daily News. Ivanka Trump, (@IvankaTrump), meanwhile, frequently tweets about life with real estate developer-husband, Jared Kushner, and their daughter, Arabella, as well as promotional events connected to her jewelry and fashion brands. When it comes to social media, the most conservative member of the family is Eric Trump (@EricTrump), who tweets mostly about his business and charitable pursuits. Read on for some of the family’s notable recent tweets, typos and abbreviations, courtesy of each tweeter.
Donald, Sr. (1,455,981 followers)
I hate @USAToday’s redesign–the logo is terrible. Lightweight Al Neuharth must’ve had something to do with this. No wonder paper is failing.
@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.
During @BarackObama’s presidency,
median family income has fallen 4.8%
Drew Peterson, a real sleaze, just convicted of killing wife. Change the law so he gets death penalty.
Scary thought–is the sexual pervert
Anthony Weiner now in Charlotte? Did he bring his phone with him?
Joe Paterno’s family should sue the idiots @PennState that made that ridiculous deal–and commissioned the one sided report.
Ivanka Trump (1,401,407 followers)
Running really late because my 13 month old daughter hijacked my cell phone and then discarded it in her toy bin. #adventuresinparenting
Arabella’s been running around our kitchen in her diaper all morning banging pots and pans. #parade
Central Park Picnic with Jared. #datenight
89th floor of Trump Chicago. Arguably the great[est] apartment in the world.
At the @erictrumpfdn annual golf outing at Trump National benefiting @stjudes.
@ Trump National Golf Course
Thank you Carolina Herrera for having me at your incredible show yesterday! #nyfw
Getting ready for my @todayshow appearance. I will discuss interior design inspiration and my @ElleDecor cover. Tune in at 9 am! #TodayShow
Donald Trump, Jr. (159,856 followers)
Those who keep saying that when Clinton left office there was no debt r morons. Balancing 1 budget does not equate to 0 debt people! 5.6tril Collapse
“Yea its a great idea to have your wedding on a holiday weekend, there’s nothing I’d rather do I can’t wait to go” – NOBODY EVER!!!
Crushed my workout today. Murph: 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats, 1 mile run. For Time: 36:57. Not bad w/ jet lag
Well in 2008 we voted for change & we got it. Higher unemployment +2%,
highest debt & most new debt ever, higher gas prices. Keep it up!!!
To dude next to me on flight. No its not ok for u to rest your elbow on my hip. Arm rest ok 6 inches over not so much.
Eric Trump (114,928 followers)
Dear @conedison – please show some respect and stop spray painting our streets — it looks awful.
So who would you guys want to see
back in the boardroom for a possible
COMPANIES AND PEOPLE