This Bot Turns Trump's Dumbass Tweets Into White House Statements

This bot is better at its job than Sean Spicer.


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The worst person on Twitter by a supremely wide margin somehow got even worse this weekend. In the wake of Saturday night's attack in London, Trump let loose a series of nonsensical tweets in an apparent effort to capitalize on tragedy:

We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017

Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017

We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017

At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017

Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017

Lest we forget, Trump is the same person who once tweeted this:

Robert I'm getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen- but I'm right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls you would reconsider.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2012

But what would all this nonsense look like if presented in the form of official-esque White House statements? @RealPressSecBot is already on it:

Russel Neiss, the guy behind the account, told the Huffington Post Sunday that he was inspired to put @RealPressSecBot in action after seeing tweets from former Obama administration aide Patrick Cunnane and New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman. Their tweets pondered the impact of referring to Trump's comments merely as tweets, not statements.

With @RealPressSecBot, each tweet gets the statement treatment:

The bot works by scouring for new Trump tweets every 15 minutes. Then, each tweet is edited to resemble an official White House statement. Unfortunately, @RealPressSecBot wasn't around to document last week's "covfefe" mania.

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