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Trump tears into Twitter claiming it makes up 'false trends' that discriminate against conservatives and demands Section 230 be repealed

 President Trump spent a portion of his Thanksgiving holiday lashing out at his enemies, this time by accusing Twitter of fabricating its trending topics - before social media users ridiculed him by posting with the hashtag #DiaperDon. 

The president blasted the social media site, accusing them of making up 'negative stuff' for their trending section, and called for the repeal of Section 230, a part of a law that shields internet companies from liability for the content that users post.

But within half an hour the number one trending topic in the United States was 'DiaperDon' - a reference to the president sitting behind a small desk at a news conference earlier in the day.


Trump retweeted and wrote more than a dozen tweets on Thursday, including several just hours after he grew visibly angry with a Reuters reporter during the question-and-answer session at the White House.

Trump also retweeted his favorite commentators - who falsely suggested there’s still a chance he can overturn the results of the election - and also vented his frustration at the media, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, kneeling NFL players, and Fox News.  

When he wasn't tweeting, Trump held a news conference during which he scolded White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president if he would concede the election if the Electoral College voted to officially make Joe Biden the winner on December 14.

‘I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way,' Trump told Mason during the heated exchange.

‘You’re just a lightweight,’ an angry Trump told Mason.

President Trump on Thursday blasted Twitter, accusing it of manipulating its trending topics so as to make him look bad

President Trump on Thursday blasted Twitter, accusing it of manipulating its trending topics so as to make him look bad

¿Twitter is sending out totally false ¿Trends¿ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world,¿ the president tweeted on Thursday. ¿They make it up, and only negative ¿stuff¿'

‘Twitter is sending out totally false “Trends” that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world,’ the president tweeted on Thursday. ‘They make it up, and only negative “stuff”'

Twitter users relentlessly mocked the president for the small desk from which he spoke during his White House news conference. The sight of Trump sitting at the desk prompted Twitter users to trend the topic ¿Resolute Desk¿ - the much larger desk where the president sits in the Oval Office. Another trending topic on Twitter was the hashtag #DiaperDon, a reaction to an image of the president sitting at his smaller desk

Twitter users relentlessly mocked the president for the small desk from which he spoke during his White House news conference. The sight of Trump sitting at the desk prompted Twitter users to trend the topic ‘Resolute Desk’ - the much larger desk where the president sits in the Oval Office. Another trending topic on Twitter was the hashtag #DiaperDon, a reaction to an image of the president sitting at his smaller desk

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The president appeared grumpy earlier in the day on Thursday, when he was caught on camera using foul language after he flubbed a golf shot while playing at his course in Sterling, Virginia.

‘I hate this f*****g hole!’ Trump said after he chipped a ball into the water.

The president on Thursday night repeated past grievances about the November 3 election which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. He also took aim once again at Twitter, claiming that it was conspiring to make him look bad.

Trump posted a tweet linking to an opinion column written by a blogger with The Federalist, a pro-Trump, conservative-leaning news site.

The opinion piece listed ‘five more ways Joe Biden magically outperformed election norms.’

It suggested that that Biden’s win was fraudulent since it defied several metrics that have historically been used to gauge who would win a presidential election.

‘A must read. Impossible for Biden to have overcome these, and even greater, odds!’ Trump tweeted when linking the article.

The president then posted another tweet complaining about media coverage of his Thanksgiving Day message to US troops stationed abroad.

‘I gave a long news conference today after wishing the military a Happy Thanksgiving, & realized once again that the Fake News Media coordinates so that the real message of such a conference never gets out,’ the president tweeted.

‘Primary point made was that the 2020 Election was RIGGED, and that I WON!’

Trump spoke to reporters in the White House’s ornate Diplomatic Reception Room after holding a teleconference with US military leaders stationed across the globe.

He thanked them for their service and jokingly warned them not to eat too much turkey, then turned to the election after ending the call.

Trump repeated grievances and angrily denounced officials in Georgia and Pennsylvania, two key swing states that helped give Biden the win.

The president on Thursday spoke to reporters from a small desk in the Diplomatic Reception Room after holding a teleconference with US military leaders

The president on Thursday spoke to reporters from a small desk in the Diplomatic Reception Room after holding a teleconference with US military leaders

Trump was widely ridiculed on Twitter as social media users mocked the size of the desk that he was photographed sitting at during his Thursday news conference

Trump was widely ridiculed on Twitter as social media users mocked the size of the desk that he was photographed sitting at during his Thursday news conference

The relatively small size of the desk led to the hashtag #DiaperDon becoming a trending topic

The relatively small size of the desk led to the hashtag #DiaperDon becoming a trending topic

One Twitter user wondered whether Joe Biden's aides 'set up this visual'

One Twitter user wondered whether Joe Biden's aides 'set up this visual'

'This mini resolute desk will never not make laugh,' tweeted one Twitter user. 'Resolute Desk' was also trending on Twitter late on Thursday, drawing Trump's ire

'This mini resolute desk will never not make laugh,' tweeted one Twitter user. 'Resolute Desk' was also trending on Twitter late on Thursday, drawing Trump's ire

'Moved from the Resolute Desk to the Coffee Table of Despair,' tweeted another Twitter user

'Moved from the Resolute Desk to the Coffee Table of Despair,' tweeted another Twitter user

The president then got into his heated exchange with Mason, which generated significant attention on social media as well as in the press.

Trump then took aim at Twitter after the social media site’s trending topics painted the president in an unfavorable light.

‘Twitter is sending out totally false “Trends” that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world,’ the president tweeted on Thursday.

‘They make it up, and only negative “stuff”.

‘Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to Fox News daytime.

‘Also, big Conservative discrimination!’

Twitter users relentlessly mocked the president for the small desk from which he spoke during his White House news conference.

The sight of Trump sitting at the desk prompted Twitter users to trend the topic ‘Resolute Desk’ - the much larger desk where the president sits in the Oval Office.

Another trending topic on Twitter was the hashtag #DiaperDon, a reaction to an image of the president sitting at his smaller desk.

The president then tweeted: ‘For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!’

Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act protects internet companies from liability for the material users post on their networks.

'No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider,' the law states.

Trump has long accused social media networks of being biased against conservatives and Republicans. 

Trump posted a tweet linking to an opinion column written by a blogger with The Federalist, a pro-Trump, conservative-leaning news site. The opinion piece listed ¿five more ways Joe Biden magically outperformed election norms.¿ It suggested that that Biden¿s win was fraudulent since it defied several metrics that have historically been used to gauge who would win a presidential election

Trump posted a tweet linking to an opinion column written by a blogger with The Federalist, a pro-Trump, conservative-leaning news site. The opinion piece listed ‘five more ways Joe Biden magically outperformed election norms.’ It suggested that that Biden’s win was fraudulent since it defied several metrics that have historically been used to gauge who would win a presidential election

The president then tweeted: ¿For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!¿ Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act protects internet companies from liability for the material users post on their networks

The president then tweeted: ‘For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!’ Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act protects internet companies from liability for the material users post on their networks

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