Apr 9, 2017 | By Julia
It’s hard to remember how long Donald Trump’s incessant Twitter usage has been setting the international media ablaze.
Well before the U.S. election race got fully underway, the then-Republican candidate was already carving out his social media strategy with no holds barred: insults, accusations, low blows, and outright propaganda against his opponents and critics were designed to go viral, and they did. With each turn of the 24-hour news cycle, we woke up to a fresh set of headlines on Trump’s Twitter antics, and a fresh hell for liberals all across the Internet.
When Trump took office in January, that only fanned the flames. Amidst frequent “fake news” and anti “dems” trolling, leaks surfaced from within the White House, painting a picture of a 3 a.m. Twitter addict gone rogue (and in a bathrobe).
Some argue the tweets prove Trump’s incompetence. Others have likened the Trump Twitter saga to a strategic distraction from his policies, effectively diverting the media’s attention while his administration pushes through harmful bills, cuts essential funding, and moves deeper into the Middle East.
Now, three months into the Trump administration, one thing is for sure: the President has shown no sign of slowing down. Media outlets report that Trump has tweeted 34,700 times since he joined Twitter in March 2009, averaging one tweet every two hours, or twelve tweets per day.
But for the first time ever, Trump’s tweets have become actual kindling, and the fire is only burning brighter with every new hashtag.
Meet the 3D printed robot that’s anonymously doing everyone’s bidding. Known solely through its Twitter account “Burned Your Tweet,” this feisty little bot has one job: printing President Donald Trump’s tweets, burning them, and tweeting photographic evidence back to the president with the message “@RealDonaldTrump I burned your tweet.” The embers, meanwhile, lie smoldering in a nearby ashtray.
Cropping up last Tuesday, the “Burned Your Tweet” account has already been working overtime. In just one day, the bot burned 10 tweets from Trump. In the past week, it’s amassed over 32,000 followers, and started its own thread on Reddit.
While the maker of the bot has so far remained anonymous, leaving reporters and commentators in the dark, the Twitter account offers one line of explanation: it’s “giving Trump’s tweets the attention they deserve.”
The President has refrained from commenting on the phenomenon, suggesting that maybe, just maybe, Trump has finally met his match. Kudos little Twitter bot!
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Dragonlair wrote at 4/10/2017 2:02:29 PM:
The maker isn't anon-- CNN interviewed him... check it out
Iburntyours wrote at 4/10/2017 5:45:48 AM:
What a dump ass idea. 3d? 😂
BravoBill wrote at 4/10/2017 2:27:01 AM:
The guy who made this isn't as butthurt as shia labeouf but damnit he's trying. Anyway at least it's not another 'animal get a 3d-printed prosthetic' article.
Melting Snowflake wrote at 4/9/2017 6:06:36 PM:
Hopefully the carbon footprint of this robot is not adding to gobal warming?