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This parody account creates official White House press statements out of Trump’s tweets

It gained more than 83,000 followers in less than 3 days.


Phillip Tracy


Posted on Jun 6, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 4:07 am CDT

Each time Donald Trump presses the “tweet” button, a new set of 140 characters becomes the most scrutinized statement in the world. The president has been accused of being “irresponsible” and even “insulting” when using his only tech-based obsession. The style of his tweets—brash, aggressive, and frequently misspelled—have led some to believe Trump isn’t “presidential material.”

To test that theory, software engineer Russel Neil created a Twitter account that turns Donald Trump’s tweets into official White House statements.

The Twitter account @RealPressSecBot grabs a quote from one of the president’s tweets and displays it in the style of an official White House press release. Here is how Trump’s unrestrained Twitter comments look when they are released by the White House press secretary on presidential letterhead.

The parody account started posting this Sunday night and already has more than 83,000 followers. It was inspired by a tweet from former Obama White House staffer Pat Cunnane, and took only about 40 minutes to create.

“Functionally, his tweets are presidential statements,” Neiss told TIME. “Formatting them as such gives them the gravity they deserve.”

Here are a few of my favorites to remind you what Trump is like, for better or worse, when his words are presented on a more serious platform than social media:

H/T Boing Boing 


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*First Published: Jun 6, 2017, 10:06 am CDT