Twitter users said they felt all kinds of weird after President Donald Trump used emoji in a post on Wednesday.
Trump used what appeared to be the winking face and the worried face emoji in this tweet attacking Democratic 2020 rival Joe Biden and boasting about the rising stock market:
The Dow Jones Industrial just closed above 29,000! You are so lucky to have me as your President😉With Joe Hiden’ it would crash😧
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
“Has the president ever tweeted a wink emoji before? This feels so weird,” tweeted CBS White House reporter Kathryn Watson.
Joked another user: “Pretty sure Trump learning how to use emojis was the last foretold sign of the end of the world?”
Critics pointed out that the stock market is not the economy and suggested Trump had not written the post himself.
Has the president ever tweeted a wink emoji before? This feels so weird https://t.co/MPrURisfky
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) September 2, 2020
— Colleen Boykin (@ColleenBoykin1) September 3, 2020
Oh my fuck... he figured out how to do emojis. https://t.co/jrth9Jk3J6
— TradeTheTrader (@TradeTraders) September 2, 2020
The president sends a winking face followed by a sad face in his latest message about the economy. https://t.co/BZTUZgmUwh
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) September 2, 2020
Oh fuck, it's discovered emojis. https://t.co/JSqqpQsvz3
— Person in the Dark Shadows Shelly (@TexHellCat) September 2, 2020
Uh oh. The President has discovered emojis. https://t.co/xI4EIs7t3A
— Ryan Schuiling (@RyanSchuiling) September 2, 2020
pretty sure Trump learning how to use emojis was the last foretold sign of the end of the world? https://t.co/NyboIB8Mok
— Luke (@LukeVurens) September 3, 2020
And now, we enter the emoji era https://t.co/H9B8Eag3o0
— Daniel Van Boom (@dvanboom) September 3, 2020
Trump is now officially the apex boomer replete with weirdly spaced emojis which make little sense https://t.co/QVYeTACOt0
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) September 2, 2020
Two months to go and he's upping his game with emojis... https://t.co/r4xTZmhRwt
— Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) September 2, 2020
When 74-year-old Twitter obsessives discover how to use emojis. https://t.co/guQrIJePCf
— Jason Marc-Gasol (@markusoff) September 2, 2020
TRUMP HAS FOUND THE EMOJI BUTTON https://t.co/xNqXlCoGiw
— Chris Sommerfeldt (@C_Sommerfeldt) September 2, 2020
It took Trump nearly his entire term to discover emojis despite tweeting nonstop, and people still want to let this guy keep the nuke codes????
— Brett _________ (@BrettRedacted) September 2, 2020
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