On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, an occasion that most people would celebrate as one of the greatest moments in their lives. Donald Trump, however, reportedly spent the day getting “increasingly angry”—all because of some not-so-nice messages on Twitter.
According to The New York Times, a series of tweets pointing out that Trump’s inauguration was not as well attended as Obama’s in 2009 caused the President to become increasingly upset, a mood that only lifted with Friday night’s festivities. But the pain, it seems, was back Saturday morning, and Trump was “filled anew with a sense of injury,” according to several Times sources close the President.
Even outside of Trump’s inner circle, some of that anger was visible this weekend. On Sunday, for instance, the President used Twitter to complain about demonstrations against him (instead of celebrating his new job), writing, “Why didn’t these people vote?”
It’s unclear what tweets, specifically, made Trump mad, but Times correspondent Binyamin Appelbaum’s thread about inauguration day crowds seems like a likely candidate. By Sunday night, the initial message had been retweeted over 50,000 times, even getting shared by the National Park Service’s official account.
In the end, that retweet seems to have gotten the NPS banned from Twitter, but if the intent was to make the new President mad, it sure seems like it worked.