As a politician, president-elect Donald Trump is best known for delivering an upset victory and cinching the presidency a mere two weeks ago. Prior to his win, his candidacy was arguably most defined by his… honest Twitter presence.
Happy Thanksgiving to all–even the haters and losers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2013
This Thanksgiving, the Daily Dot takes a deep dive into the gravy boat that is the president-elect’s Thanksgiving-related tweets pre-November 2016.
Though Trump’s account was created in March 2009, his earliest “Thanksgiving” related tweets date back to 2012—just a month after Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of that year.
Remember victims of Hurricane Sandy during Thanksgiving. Many will not be celebrating the holiday in comfort.Their lives are in turmoil!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
Don’t worry, America. Trump did his part to help New Yorkers on the outskirts of the city.
I am having 600 Thanksgiving dinners sent to the Rockaways–prepared by my wonderful Trump Grill/Trump Tower staff. #SandyRelief— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2012
And of course, like any other day on Twitter, Trump sends his love to his enemies.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone–I love you all, even my many enemies (sometimes!).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2012
But little did we know just how much trouble was brewing…
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. But get ready, our country is in big trouble!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2012
In 2013, Trump seemed pretty thankful for his properties and clothing line.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE, ENJOY YOUR DAY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving 2014 wasn’t much more different, with Trump promoting his exclusive Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade views and takeout options.
Looking for an excuse not to cook for Thanksgiving? Many NYC outlets will delivery a full meal, including @TrumpSoHo https://t.co/GdJAVmrMap— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2014
Trump was also pretty excited about President Barack Obama becoming “the worst president in history”—though the tweet isn’t attached to anything substantial—and “Making America Great Again.” Who knew people would have really gotten together for America’s greatness, just two years later…
"@RafaelMerrydel1: The Carter Family Thanksgiving will be a bit happier as Obama officially becomes the worst President in history."— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving – I hope everyone can get together to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! It won't be easy, nothing is, but it can be done.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2014
And then we have Thanksgiving 2015, several months after Trump began his campaign for president. What could be more American than a Thanksgiving present?
Go out and buy CRIPPLED AMERICA: How to Make America Great Again. Doing really well. Great Thanksgiving or Christmas present!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Have a great day and look forward to the future. We will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2015
This year marks Trump’s first Thanksgiving video address. Again, he calls for the healing of divisions, and then quotes President Abraham Lincoln, and references the notorious “inner cities.”
Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead. Happy Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/yH6LYdS2ts— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We will, together, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
Too bad Trump is too busy working this Thanksgiving to enjoy his view of this year’s parade. Haha, just kidding. He’s probably still enjoying that view from the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
May you and your loved ones be #blessed by Trump’s prayers this sacred turkey day.