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Donald J. Trump. A name that has been cemented into American history forever. Many know him as a millionaire who made his way to his great wealth and fortune by capitalizing on his “small loan of a million dollars,” from his father. Others know him as a reality television star who is notorious for firing people. Now, everyone knows him as the 45th president of the United States.

This go round, social media is a huge part of the presidency. The president has taken to Twitter on many different occasions to address different issues and to voice his opinion. There are new tweets every day. “It seems like he’s on Twitter more than most teenagers,” junior Francesca Bruce confessed. Some of his most popular tweets are the ones when he goes on and on about “fake news.” The president’s perception of “fake news” is anything reported that doesn’t shed him in a positive light- which is very often. Other times, he is usually taunting or talking about someone. Gossiping seems to be one of his favorite things to do.

It seems like every day, Trump is talking about “fake news.” He really, truly believes that everything that sheds him in a negative light isn’t true. All the news networks in the country just report what is going on and if the president doesn’t like it, he is quick to go to Twitter to call something “fake.” He recently tweeted, “with all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” No one can really be completely sure that all the news that is reported is 100 percent correct, but the president taking to social media to express his feelings isn’t the most professional thing to do. He seems to forget that being the President of the United States comes with the responsibility of representing the whole nation, not just him.

Last month, the president tweeted about North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un. He said, “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”  “Rocket Man” is a reference to the many attempts that North Korea has made to try to launch destructive missiles at the U.S. Junior Nick Jordan explains, “Personally, I do not condone the way that he is tweeting towards a potentially dangerous target for us. It seems as if he spends more time tweeting than doing his actual job and in the future it will lead us into a lot of harm.” This is a very dangerous game Trump is playing.

The president doesn’t seem to realize the impact his tweets make on the country and the way others view America. He is constantly putting out controversial tweets that don’t shed the brightest light on the nation. These days, the country is very much divided. Many people are demanding his impeachment, while others are supporting him completely. Most people agree that Donald Trump’s addiction to social media is a problem that not only affects him, but millions of other people. As a president, he doesn’t seem to grasp that idea.