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US Navy Sailors Found Dead - Trump Tweets About New Approval Ratings Instead

Social media is one of those things that can appear to be a double-edged sword at times. While it’s a fantastic means for communicating quickly and connecting with users you may never come in contact with under ordinary circumstances, there’s also a risk that your posts may become misconstrued. As such, you can find yourself in the midst of a little bit of a firestorm that you didn’t intend to start at all.

Take that scenario and amplify it by about 1,000,000 percent, and you’re somewhere in the neighborhood of what President Donald Trump subjects himself to by insisting on having an active presence on Twitter. A simple tweet from Trump will quickly upend the news cycle, as his post will be examined and analyzed by the press and observers, and seemingly simple thoughts can be seriously blown out of proportion.

Such is life when you refuse to follow the advice of close advisers that strongly encourage you to put the smartphone down, and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to be able to convince Trump that he may want to dial back his Twitter presence - at least a little bit.

As the Inquisitr shares, we have another example of how things can quickly get out of hand when a sitting president decides to do a little brain dump on the Twitter machine. On Sunday, Trump would excitedly share his new poll numbers on social media.

“The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating. That's higher than O's #'s!” he wrote.

Mind you, this was at 7 am on Father’s Day. The collective mind of the nation was likely occupied with something vastly different than how Trump’s looking in the latest polls, but the president felt the need to share. It didn’t take too long for users to start calling him out on it, especially since there were some more pressing things that Trump could have been commenting about.

“As of 8:47am, not a word about the sailors whose bodies were recovered. At least we know our commander in chief's priority - HIMSELF,” shared one user.

That user was referring to the tragic accident involving a US Navy vessel off the coast of Japan that claimed the lives of seven sailors. In fairness to Trump, he did tweet about that the following day, but it was nonetheless a horrible look that users were quick to pounce on.

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the 7 @USNavy sailors of the #USSFitzgerald and their families,” he wrote.

Perfect sentiment, and that’s a perfectly appropriate use of social media to boot. If this was how the president interacted with the public on social media, critics that pounced on him for it would be guilty of spitting out sour grapes. Unfortunately, Trump uses Twitter for many other things as well. As such, he opens himself up to a whole host of criticism for Tweets that are either misconstrued or that can be interpreted as inflammatory. That’s the problem with social media in general, as it’s hard to convey intent in a simple post.

As a general rule of thumb, keep it simple. If it seems like a topic of controversy, stay away from it if you can’t convey your thoughts clearly and succinctly. Following those two rules will help you avoid a ton of trouble, and hopefully the president will eventually put that advice to use for himself.

Source: Inquisitr
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News organizations shared the update on social media.

Trump faced backlash for addressing his approval rating instead.

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