In an interview published on Friday by Barstool Sports, Donald Trump admitted to BS founder Dave Portnoy that he “often” regrets the things he tweets and especially the things he retweets, The Hill reported. Recently, the president retweeted a video of one of his own supporters screaming “white power.” He regretted it enough to delete it, or at least someone with access to his account did.
“It used to be in the old days before this, you’d write a letter and you’d say, ‘this letter is really bad,’” Trump explained to Portnoy. “You put it on your desk and you go back tomorrow and you say, ‘oh, I’m glad I didn’t send it.”
Trump has finally learned the difference between Twitter and a letter.
“But we don’t do that with Twitter,” he continued. “We put it out instantaneously, we feel great, and then you start getting phone calls, ‘Did you really say this?’ I say, ‘What’s wrong with that?’ And you find a lot of things. You know what I find? It’s not the tweets, it’s the retweets that get you in trouble.”
Trump has gotten into a lot of trouble for his tweets, but that doesn’t stop him or even slow him down when he’s riding an early morning post-Fox & Friends high. In May, he criticized protestors in Minneapolis showing up for George Floyd by tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” a phrase associated with a racist Miami police chief who attacked protestors during the Civil Rights era.
He was especially hyped during that time, even incurring labels from Twitter admins, who seem reluctant to do anything about his deranged profile the vast majority of the time. His tweet about voter fraud was also fact-checked by the Twitter overlords.