Donald Trump to quit Twitter? Your mole can only hope, but for a man with social media incontinence who seemingly converts almost every thought, no matter how horrifying, into a 140 character post, it would seem unlikely.
However, bookmaking firm Betway have priced up the odds of the US president deleting his account at 6-4 following news that singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has done the same.
Rumours are that Trump is easily led when it comes to making big decisions (Eric Trump suggested it was his sister Ivanka who prompted their father to conduct military action in Syria earlier this year) but whether he will be as easily led by the actions of a British pop star remains to be seen – especially given at the same time the odds were revealed he unleashed this typically diplomatic statement:
Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2017
Trump was obviously smarting after President Xi Jinping didn’t follow through on his brilliant international policy move tabled earlier in the week. On Twitter.
North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea…..
— Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
….and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
It’s not the first time the president has deployed his own brand of social media diplomacy – such as his tasteless attack on Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack – so while the world can but hope Trump tires of Twitter, 6-4 doesn’t seem a worthwhile bet.
And that means that with the G20 summit swinging into action on Friday, we’re sure to be treated (or tweeted) to some a few more Trump gems.
Like this one.
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013