Donald J. Trump is many things: entrepreneur, real-estate developer, television personality, and frontrunner for the American Republican Party. But did you know that he’s also a poet? Despite his aversion to all things politically correct, perhaps underneath his tasteless antics and deplorable public persona lies a sensitive, imaginative man. With a little re-arranging, we converted his twitter account into a poet’s journal, searching for deeper meaning while discovering some truly exquisite social commentary.
For starters, it’s pretty obvious that Trump draws a lot of inspiration from fellow Republican nominee Ted Cruz. One could say Cruz is his muse. In the following tweet, he accuses Cruz of lying — something he often does. Beneath the surface, however, a sadder image emerges: one of betrayal, loss, and loneliness. Trump expertly summarizes Shakespearian tragedy by having Cruz resemble Hamlet. Here’s how we interpreted the tweet:
Original tweet: “Wow, just saw an ad — Cruz is lying on so many levels. There is nobody more against ObamaCare than me, will repeal & replace. He lies!”
Found poem: Lying. He lies! Repeal & replace. There is nobody.
Original tweet: “We will stop heroin and other drugs from coming into New Hampshire from our open southern border. We will build a WALL and have security.”
Found poem: Heroin will build security, a WALL, and border. We will open. Stop drugs.
Original tweet: “Ted Cruz is a cheater! He holds the Bible high and then lies and misrepresents the facts!”
Found poem: A cheater lies. He holds the facts high!
Original tweet: “Anybody who watched all of Ted Cruz’s far too long, rambling, overly flamboyant speech last nite [sic] would say that was his Howard Dean moment!”
Found poem: Watched; far too long; rambling; flamboyant. Last nite. His moment.