Donald Trump Britain First retweets: Five worse things done by the US President has done

Donald Trump retweets: Five arguably worse things done by the US President

Donald Trump is one of the most controversial Presidents

Friday, December 1, 2017

Donald Trump has hit the headlines this week with controversial tweets - and, unless you've been living in a cave, you'll have noticed it's caused quite a storm.

But we reckon this whole controversy has been slightly overblown. Because, after all, the US President has done plenty of things in the past which make the Jayda Fransen retweets seem like small beer.

Here are five things that we reckon are definitely, absolutely, 100% worse than his retweets. You probably still remember them, but in case you don't, here they are again for your viewing displeasure...

Comments on women

Trump's comments on women have often been questionable to say the least, but one personal attack particularly stands out.

It all started during a Presidential debate when Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked him about alleged sexist comments made by Trump. She claimed that Trump calls "women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’' and ‘disgusting animals'."

Unsurprisingly he wasn't happy about the allegation and proceeded to hit out at the host online, but then he told CNN's Don Lemon that, as he heard her "ridiculous" questions "you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes" and added "blood coming out of her wherever."

This was widely criticised but Trump claimed there are many "politically correct fools in our country" and suggested people got back to work and stop wasting on "nonsense." Yep, it's definitely the snowflakes' fault Donald.

An upsetting phone call

It also seems Donald Trump isn't someone who can handle phone calls well.

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a soldier who died in Niger fighting Islamist militants, claims that Trump couldn't remember her husband David's name when he attempted to express his condolences over the phone. 

She reportedly said she found this upsetting and was also "angry at the tone of his voice" during the call. Democrat congresswoman Frederica Wilson also claimed that the President told the woman the man "knew what he signed up for," a comment which was, unsurprisingly, widely condemned.

Trump has denied these claims and suggested it was "a very respectful conversation."

Impersonations and impressions

Meryl Streep used her speech at the Golden Globes to criticise the President for allegedly doing an impression of a disabled reporter during a party rally in 2015. It was claimed that he waved his arms around and imitated Serge Kovaleski’s voice as well as saying he is a "poor guy."

Despite videos being released of Trump allegedly mocking the reporter, he denied this had happened and said he doubted he'd ever met the New York Times journalist.

Responses to serious incidents

White supremacists and counter-protestors clashed in Charlottesville earlier this year over the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee. Violence erupted and it resulted in the death of civil rights activist Heather Heyer as a white nationalist ploughed his car into a crowd.

The US President originally blamed violence “on many sides” but did not condemn white supremacy itself - a rather alarming oversight, you might think.

After much criticism, he finally said “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

You might think he would have left the situation there, but a day later he returned to his 'both sides to blame' line, saying "you had a group on one side and group on the other and they came at each other with clubs – there is another side, you can call them the left, that came violently attacking the other group. You had people that were very fine people on both sides."

Continued spat with Kim Jong-un

There have been so many recent exchanges between America and North Korea that it's hard to keep track. The two countries' diplomatic relationship has descended into an unseemly farce, the equivalent of two drunk idiots shouting at each other in a pub.

We're not saying Kim Jong-un hasn't been provocative - he certainly has - but it's fair to say Trump has fanned the flames of the situation.

His nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "little rocket man," a description which is provocative, to say the least. He recently even used a tax policy speech to call the North Korean leader a "sick puppy."

Then there was a personal attack earlier this month, when Trump called his Pyongyang counterpart "short and fat." He tweeted: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

Somehow, we imagine, it probably won't.