‘Bipolar’ Trump? Twitter stumped after confusing stance on Syria
President Donald Trump’s Twitter page can be an alarming and confusing place at the best of times. His latest instance of indecision over war or world peace has sparked questions about his mental health, however.
The president began his morning on Wednesday by warning Russia to “get ready” for “nice and new and ‘smart’” missiles that would soon be fired at Syria. Just a week ago, he talked about withdrawing US troops from the country, but that’s neither here nor there.
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
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Less than an hour later, Trump followed up his threatening tweet by saying that he wants to improve US-Russia relations, asking for all nations to “work together” and calling for stopping the “arms race.”
Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
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The bizarre, lightning-quick turnaround on major foreign policy sparked a frenzy on Twitter, with many people questioning the president’s mental health. Some went as far as to suggest that he may be suffering from bipolar disorder.
YOU JUST CALLED RUSSIA OUT LIKE 20 MINUTES AGO! ARE YOU BIPOLAR?— Taylor Evans (@Yaddayadda723) April 11, 2018
Man, you are totally bipolar. In a tweet right before you threatened Russia with missiles and now you are holding out olive branch. You are truly nuts.— RJP (@Rogue_JPS) April 11, 2018
Exactly! He’s like a bipolar, abusive spouse. <slap><pause><whimper>“But I love you, babe!”— FBR Percolato (@Percolato) April 11, 2018
To understand the behaviour of a #bipolar person, you just need to check #Trump's Twitter and wait for a couple of minutesOmg! And remember is on charge of the red button!#Syriahoax#Russia#stoparmsrace#smartmissilspic.twitter.com/NQt9LJqpsa— Ned Bann (@b4n_n3d) April 11, 2018
Ok, your bipolar is showing.#MentalIllness#Bipolar— Barrett Laurie (@Barrett_Laurie) April 11, 2018
Are you bipolar? You just tweeted about bombing Syria. Now you want world peace? WTF is your position? You are unwell.— Amy Reed (@aereedster) April 11, 2018
At 6:57 it sounds like he is angry and throwing things and at 7:37 it sounds like he is crying and throwing things @realDonaldTrump SMH...WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?! We have a President who is bipolar in the White House.— LoveJones (@LiveLifeLuvWell) April 11, 2018