On Monday, President Trump took one of his tweets to the next level … of his Twitter profile.
The president was widely mocked on social media after he briefly changed his Twitter banner to display one of his own tweets.
The tweet itself came after former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows – there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump,” read Trump’s tweet, which soon made its way up to his Twitter banner, superimposed over a seemingly unrelated photo of Congressional Republicans celebrating the recent House vote to repeal Obamacare.
The banner was soon removed — but not before Twitter made its feelings on the matter known.
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Some critics, like civil rights activist Shaun King, pointed out that Trump’s painting of Clapper’s comments as a dismissal of any potential collusion was not accurate, as Clapper admitted Monday that he had not even been aware of the FBI investigation into the matter until FBI Director James Comey revealed it to the public in March. In other words, Clapper said that he was not in a position to know for certain whether there was any evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
Trump has also taken to showcasing his own tweets on his Instagram account, superimposing his words over what appears to be a photo of himself tweeting.
One Twitter user ridiculed: “Trump’s desperate tweets against Sally Yates look even better enshrined on his official Instagram account.”