Since Donald Trump became the U.S. president in January, one thing has become incredibly clear. And that's the fact that the President likes to tweet. And on July third, Trump sent out another series of tweets that earned a great deal of attention.
After North Korea tested out a missile capable of reaching the Alaska, President Trump sent out this tweet. As we've come to expect, Trump's response didn't include the measured, restrained words you would have likely seen from previous presidents. However, Trump appeared to cut himself off before finishing the thought.
Finally, a full five minutes later, the second part of the tweet arrived. President Trump apparently needed that time to come up with the perfect words to finish his thought. Although using the word "nonsense" to refer to the testing of a dangerous ICBM seems like a bit of an understatement.
However, it was Trump's initial tweet that drew the most attention. Specifically, there was one particular part of the tweet that people really latched onto. It was the part where Trump asked if Kim Jong-un has "anything better to do with his life."
It's a weird question coming from a president who has seemed to spend a great deal of time on Twitter. Trump has also spent an unusually large amount of his time playing golf, or visiting his resort at Mar-a-Lago. The question asked of Kim Jong-un is easily one that could also be asked of Trump.
Trump has also engaged in activities that don't seem like a great use of his time. For instance, there was when he posted a video of himself wrestling the CNN logo. Didn't he have some actual presidential activities he should have been doing instead?
Or how about all the time Trump spends tweeting out insults at the hosts of Morning Joe? We're guessing he's got some time to kill now that Saturday Night Live is off for the summer. But it's still probably not the best use of his time.
This wasn't the first time North Korea has tested out their missiles. They also did it in February 2017, while Trump was once again in Mar-a-Lago. However, Trump seems to think that frequently making this journey to his Florida resort is an important thing he must do as president.
Trump also got some Twitter responses from a user by the name of Frederick Douglas. Unfortunately, we're pretty sure it's not the real Frederick Douglass. But even without being the real thing, his tweets still managed to call out Trump's hypocrisy.
Trump spent years raising the issue that Obama's birth certificate may not be real, despite not having any entrance to the contrary. It turned out to be a big waste of time, which was proven when Obama released his certificate after all. It seems likely that Trump could have done something more productive with that time.
Trump also had fake TIME magazine covers made up that praised him for his show The Apprentice. Going to all that trouble was probably not the best use of his time as well. It's no wonder Trump said that Frederick Douglass is "being recognized more and more."
This Twitter user pointed out that he was sending out these tweets on the even of Independence Day. It's a time when Americans want to have carefree celebrations of their country. Not a time when they want to worry about WW3.
Are Trump's blunt, angry tweets really a distraction? Or is just how Trump will always react when he wants to appear tough? Either way, you can count on more strange tweets from Trump from now until he stops being president.