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Donald Trump’s Sour New Year’s Tweet Gets Slaughtered on Social Media

”Looks like somebody woke up on the wrong side of humanity this morning,“ one Twitter follower responded

The words “Happy New Year” casually roll off the tongue of most without sarcasm or condition. But many people — we’re talking a whole lot of people — didn’t receive President-elect Donald Trump’s holiday tidings with the hope and joy in which they’re usually sent.

Maybe this is why:


Folks on Twitter immediately picked up on the tone and ran off with it, among them, a few notables, like senior editor at The Atlantic David Frum, Soze Agency co-founder Michael Skolink, Rosie O’Donnell and composer Diane Warren.

Democratic activist Michael Skolnik posted a series of tweets comparing Trump’s wishes to those of President Obama in 2008:


Lots of others followed suit with sarcasm and scorn, here’s a sampling:

@realDonaldTrump – we know what to do RESIST YOU – and everything you represent #notANYONESpresident #resist #liar #cheater #fraud #crook
– Rosie (@Rosie) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump Like EVERYTHING else, let’s make even New Years about U and all your “enemies”. WTF grow up
– Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump U seem to have forgotten that U lost the popular vote by almost 3 million but we haven’t…
– Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump Let it go dude. Let it go. pic.twitter.com/kSwzCcqWYv
– Terry McDermott (@TerryMacMusic) December 31, 2016

@shegeek it’s beyond ridiculous… i mean c’mon, pull your shit together 20 days before your sworn in…
– Apple-Elgatha (@iamchefapple) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump You are not great at being human.
– Hank Green (@hankgreen) December 31, 2016

@hankgreen@realDonaldTrump wishing people a happy new year is usually the easiest presidential task behind pardoning the turkey
– The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) December 31, 2016

@gregorybrothers@hankgreen@realDonaldTrump I thank u meant to post this, ur #TinyHands bump extra keyz pic.twitter.com/rmSJRbfpUw
– Asstro Logic (@Asstro_Logic) December 31, 2016

@ZeRoyalViking@realDonaldTrump would it have been so hard to just tweet out…”Happy New Years. Look forward to serving you in 2017?”
– Chilled Chaos (@ChilledChaos) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump looks like somebody woke up on the wrong side of humanity this morning
– Jon Cozart (@JonCozart) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump why are you such a petulant little child? You’re so embarrassing.
– MalyndaHale (@MalyndaHale) December 31, 2016

@realDonaldTrump Happy New Year, Mr. Bottomless Pit of Need! xo
– Molly Knight (@molly_knight) December 31, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump You’re the president-elect! Is it too much to ask you to have some dignity? You sound like you just won at dodgeball.
– (((BrokeAssStuart))) (@BrokeAssStuart) December 31, 2016