Trump Wrote His Tweets In Sharpie Because He's A Very Stable Genius


His social media manager would write them VERBATIM

It didn't seem possible for Donald Trump's tweets to appear even dumber than they are, but alas, a new Politico interview reveals that Trump used to have his Twitter interactions printed out, then write his responses in Sharpie before having his social media manager type them up and click send.

Tweets like, "If I'm the third most envied man in America, the small group of haters and losers must be nauseas," weren't just word-vomited into a text box, as it turns out. They had a much longer journey—from the mind of the POTUS, spoken out loud over the phone to a second party or written in pungent permanent marker, then tweeted by said second party.

Trump's former social media manager Justin McConney recalled to Politico, "The moment I found out Trump could tweet himself was comparable to the moment in Jurassic Park when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors could open doors," adding poignantly, "I was like, 'Oh no.'" Oh no, indeed. McConney served as social media manager from 2011 until 2017, despite Trump learning how to tweet on his own on February 5, 2013.

If you're enough of a masochist to do so, revisiting some of Trump's older tweets now comes with new humor and horror. Such as when, on December 11, Trump tweeted about "some dope" that messed up his tweet, he was literally calling his own social media manager a dope in writing (or perhaps, over the phone) and forcing him to tweet out his own shame.

In addition to some digging up of old tweets done by The Cut, I pored over Trump's Twitter archive to revisit some classics that apparently had many more eyes on them prior to sending than previously imagined. If you need me, I'll be screaming into my pillow for the remainder of the year.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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