President Donald Trump’s most memorable tweets in 2018!

The president sent more than 3,400 tweets this year — an average of nearly 10 tweets a day, and a sizable increase from Trump’s first year in office.

President Donald Trump’s Twitter habit grew even more prolific in 2018.

Trump sent more than 3,400 tweets this year — an average of nearly 10 tweets a day, and a sizable increase from the president’s first year in office, according to data collected by the Trump Twitter Archive and reviewed by CNBC.

And despite the seemingly constant din of news bombshells breaking around his White House this year, Trump became even more reliant on Twitter as the primary means of communication for both his administration and himself.

That inflated volume hasn’t diluted the president’s penchant for hurling invective toward his detractors and political adversaries, however.

Through his tweets — which the Justice Department treats as official presidential statements — Trump criticized foreign leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling the former “weak” and the latter “short and fat”; repeatedly vented rage against the probe of Russian election meddling and possible collusion helmed by special counsel Robert Mueller; excoriated critics of his trade and immigration policies; and even lashed out at officials serving in his own administration.

The president’s tweets have affected U.S. lawmakers, global alliances and the stock market. Here are 10 of Trump’s most explosive tweets in 2018:

Jan. 2: ‘I too have a Nuclear Button’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

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3:49 AM – Jan 3, 2018
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Trump started the new year off with a rhetorical bang — which some feared could increase the risk of a literal one.

The warning shot came a day after the New Year’s Day address by North Korea’s Kim, in which he said that his country’s nuclear weapons can reach anywhere in the United States and threatened that he has a nuclear button on his desk.

Months later, Trump and Kim backed away from brinkmanship and met face-to-face in Singapore for an unprecedented diplomatic meeting.

Jan. 6: ‘A very stable genius’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence…..

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3:19 PM – Jan 6, 2018
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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…..

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3:27 PM – Jan 6, 2018
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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!

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3:30 PM – Jan 6, 2018
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Michael Wolff’s White House expose “Fire and Fury” roiled Washington with its salacious allegations about the turmoil within the Trump administration.

Some details in the book raised questions about the president’s mental capacity, prompting Trump to retort in a trio of tweets that “actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

March 2: ‘Trade wars are good, and easy to win’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!

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1:50 PM – Mar 2, 2018
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A day before his confident defense of a protectionist U.S. trade policy, Trump said he would impose 25 percent tariffs on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum to try and force trade partners into “fairer” agreements.

Trump also appeared to reference his recent remarks about the U.S.-Mexico trade deficit at the time, by suggesting that “when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!”

Trade experts are often quick to point out that a trade deficit is not identical to losing money to other countries.

April 13: ‘All made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!

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10:36 PM – Apr 13, 2018
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Trump sent one of his most scorching tweets of the year after reports that the Justice Department had received a referral recommending that Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former No. 2 official, be charged with lying to officials from that agency.

McCabe said he was being “singled out” for political purposes related to his treatment of the firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey, who was dismissed by Trump in May 2017.

Comey’s ouster came shortly before the appointment of special counsel Mueller, who is conducting an ongoing probe of Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump campaign-related figures, and obstruction of justice.

Trump vented rage against McCabe and Comey in the April 2018 tweet, declaring “McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!”

May 3: ‘Money from the campaign … played no roll in this transaction’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Mr. Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. These agreements are…..

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1:46 PM – May 3, 2018
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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
…very common among celebrities and people of wealth. In this case it is in full force and effect and will be used in Arbitration for damages against Ms. Clifford (Daniels). The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair,……

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1:54 PM – May 3, 2018
34.5K people are talking about this

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
…despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair. Prior to its violation by Ms. Clifford and her attorney, this was a private agreement. Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll in this transaction.

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2:00 PM – May 3, 2018
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The president’s highly lawyered tweets above came on the heels of a revelation made by his lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, that then-candidate Trump himself had reimbursed his ex-attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

That payment was made as part of a nondisclosure pact Daniels had signed barring her from discussing an alleged affair with Trump years earlier. Trump had previously said he was unaware of the payment; Cohen had told The New York Times that “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction” with Daniels.

In the string of tweets, Trump waved the controversy away as a quotidian part of life for celebrities and the ultra-wealthy. He also repeated his denial of the affair.

June 6: ‘It may be a big Red Wave’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Great night for Republicans! Congratulations to John Cox on a really big number in California. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard!

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4:16 PM – Jun 6, 2018
30.2K people are talking about this

Trump predicted Republican dominance in the November midterms as he took credit for the success of John Cox, his party’s top-voted candidate in the California gubernatorial election.

Cox lost to Democrat Gavin Newsom by a 62-38 margin in the general election, however. And analysts have described the results of the November midterms overall as something much more like a “blue wave,” since Democrats gained 40 seats to take majority control of the House of Representatives, even as they lost seats in the Senate.

June 13: ‘There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
I am the only person in America who could say that, “I’m bringing our great troops back home, with victory,” and get BAD press. It is Fake News and Pundits who have FAILED for years that are doing the complaining. If I stayed in Endless Wars forever, they would still be unhappy!

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5:38 PM – Dec 31, 2018
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Upon his return from the historic summit with North Korea’s Kim in June, Trump proclaimed that that regime was “no longer a nuclear threat.”

“Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” Trump added on Twitter.

A month later, The Washington Post reported that U.S. spy agencies still believed that North Korea was continuing to construct new missiles.

Nov. 2: ‘Sanctions are Coming’

 

 

 

 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
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7:01 PM – Nov 2, 2018

The Trump administration picked a unique way to hype an upcoming deadline for the U.S. to impose new sanctions on Iran: by borrowing the iconic imagery and sayings of HBO’s fantasy series, “Game of Thrones.”

HBO told CNBC it was “not aware” of the administration’s plan to reference the television show in order to advertise economic sanctions on an adversarial power, and “would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”

HBO’s official Twitter account followed up soon after, asking, “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” referring to a fictional language used by one of the groups in the show.

HBO

@HBO
How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?

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9:24 PM – Nov 2, 2018
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Dec. 4: ‘I am a Tariff Man’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
The negotiations with China have already started. Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina. Bob Lighthizer will be working closely with Steve Mnuchin, Larry Kudlow, Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro…..

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5:30 PM – Dec 4, 2018
20.4K people are talking about this

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
……on seeing whether or not a REAL deal with China is actually possible. If it is, we will get it done. China is supposed to start buying Agricultural product and more immediately. President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember,……

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5:55 PM – Dec 4, 2018
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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
….I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN

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6:03 PM – Dec 4, 2018
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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
…..But if a fair deal is able to be made with China, one that does all of the many things we know must be finally done, I will happily sign. Let the negotiations begin. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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6:10 PM – Dec 4, 2018
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After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping for trade talks at the G-20 summit in Argentina, Trump said his officials would start looking into whether a “REAL deal with China is actually possible.”

“President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will,” Trump said. “But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man.”

That self-applied honorific signaled Trump’s willingness to ratchet up tariffs even further beyond the $250 billion in duties already put on Chinese goods. The White House had promised tariffs on a separate $267 billion unless Beijing changes its trade practices. China has imposed duties on about $110 billion in U.S. products.

On Saturday, Trump said that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was moving along steadily.

Dec. 19: ‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria’

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.

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5:29 PM – Dec 19, 2018
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Before claiming that the Islamic militant group ISIS had been wiped out in war-torn Syria, news outlets reported that the U.S. was planning to suddenly withdraw its 2,000-plus troops from the country — an apparent reversal of Washington’s policy in the region.

The announcement prompted heated criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike, as well as the announcement that Trump’s Defense secretary, James Mattis, would resign over his disagreements with the president.

Trump has continued to staunchly defend the decision, complaining Monday morning that “I am the only person in America who could say that, ‘I’m bringing our great troops back home, with victory,’ and get BAD press.”

source: cnbc

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