The Tweet Heard ‘Round The World

Donald Trump breathed new life, if in fact it needed it, into Twitter.  I wonder, when Trump finally dies or fades into oblivion, if Twitter will find itself struggling to stay afloat.  Probably not, but they will no doubt have lost their most prolific and most controversial customer.  This week brought a milestone for the social networking venue … the single most-liked tweet in Twitter history!  And no, it was not one of Trump’s, despite his many “bot” followers.

So, what was the “Tweet Heard ‘Round the World”?  This …

Obama-tweet.pngThe tweet, the first in a series of three, quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of President Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. It has been liked almost three million times since it was posted on 13 August following the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. The first tweet, shown above, has been retweeted more than 1.1 million times and liked 2.723 million times as of Tuesday evening.

Look at the picture, read the words, and then compare to the tweet that Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning …

trump-train.jpgSee the difference?  I have long said that President Obama and his family were the embodiment of dignity, class and grace.  Many of my right-leaning friends scoffed and called them names, said they were ‘trash’.  Now, in looking at the two tweets above … who is trash? It is not the colour of one’s skin that sets him apart, and it is not one’s religion that makes him more compassionate.  It is what is inside each person’s heart. Perhaps it is time to take out the trash.