“California is going to hell,” President Trump tweeted in October.
Since launching @realdDonaldTrump in 2009, the president has tweeted “California” in as a minimal 221 missives over the nearly about 12-year lifetime of his standard kind out, in conserving with a Times analysis.
That became once till Twitter completely suspended the president’s fable after he incited a riotous mob of his supporters, who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, ensuing in as a minimal five deaths — collectively with that of a police officer — and ongoing threats of violence all the way thru the nation.
The Times has been monitoring the president’s tweets since 2016, and has now archived 56,118 of the messages, collectively with some deleted ones, as of 10: 44 a.m. EST Friday, when his final tweet became once despatched true a pair of hours before the Twitter ban.
The analysis present the president’s fraught relationship with California as he attacked its political leaders, criticized its policies and falsely alleged irregularities in its voting — in particular as California participants of the U.S. Home held an investigation and hearings that led to his impeachment in 2019.
The selection of occasions he has mentioned California is topped simplest by swing states akin to Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan, among a pair of others.
Pointless to exclaim, California is the nation’s most populous direct, so receiving the president’s attention isn’t a surprise.
But it no doubt ranks stop to the backside of the checklist of states when inhabitants is regarded as proportionally to its mentions. Fresh Hampshire and Iowa — basic states in presidential elections — regarded in Trump’s feeds at better rates as a percentage of their voting populations, for instance.
Statistics apart, within the messages directed at California — in particular since October 2019, when the impeachment case began to procure steam — Trump provided some stinging rebukes.
The connection became once benign before the total lot, with the first exclaim mention of California two years after the fable became once launched in 2009: “Congratulations to Alyssa Campanella, Omit California—our unique MIss USA!” he tweeted June 20, 2011.
Among his first 20 “California” tweets had been three plugs for his golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, Trump Nationwide Golf Membership Los Angeles.
But his mood soured spherical 2012, when Trump began attacking the direct’s energy policies and tying them to then-President Obama.
“California gasoline costs going thru the roof, others to discover. An election-shedding occasion for Obama,” he tweeted October 12, 2012.
“[email protected]_ is correct—California taxes are a ways too excessive. It’s ridiculous,” he tweeted Jan. 25, 2013.
Whereas he true away mentions “California” 221 occasions, his attacks on its politicians and key direct issues — like wildfires and homelessness — went beyond that. There had been 424 tweets with mentions of such key phrases.
Impeachment, Schiff and Pelosi
More than half of of the president’s tweets about the direct came within the manufacture of attacks on Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Glean. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank).
Schiff, who led the impeachment case yet again the president final year, became once mentioned as a minimal 240 occasions in complaints from the president.
“Place up by Schiff’s lies & leaks,” he vented in February.
“There is yet every other Russia, Russia, Russia assembly at the moment time. It’s miles headed up by contaminated flesh presser Adam ‘Shifty’ Schiff, so I wouldn’t rely on too significant!” he tweeted in March.
On as a minimal four occasions, he attacked Pelosi — the most productive lady to attend as speaker of the Home — as “Crazy Nancy.”
Homeless scream a way
In 2019, Trump spent Christmas Day threatening the governor: “Governor Gavin N has done a truly imperfect job on taking care of the homeless inhabitants in California. If he can’t repair the scream, the Federal Govt. will acquire enthusiastic!” he wrote.
The crisis all the way thru the direct became once the topic of as a minimal a dozen messages from Trump within the final two years, and Trump worn it to assault a extensive range of political figures, akin to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“The Mayor of Los Angeles, @ericgarcetti, is coping with us trying to acquire the Federal Govt to repair the ghastly difficulty he and the Dems net induced with the homeless, and the horrendous effects it’s a ways having on the City, which is a huge number. I then ogle him discuss ‘trash’ on me!” he wrote in March.
In most cases his tweets integrated a sweeping indictment of the direct and its issues and leaders — the least bit stages.
“California leads the nation, by a ways, in both the selection of homeless other folks, and the proportion amplify within the homeless inhabitants — two ghastly stats,” he wrote in December 2019. “Crazy Nancy must quiet point of interest on that in her very down district, and serving to her incompetent governor with the worthy homeless difficulty!”
Amid a historically harmful wildfire season in October, he tweeted: “Vote TRUMP California. No more blackouts, shutdowns, ridiculous forrest fires, or water ‘rationing’ (coming quickly). We are able to consume in California NOW!”
Four days later, the president added to his criticism: “Flip California spherical. No more shutdowns, rolling blackouts, woodland fires (management), or water rationing (on fable of millions of gallons are stupidly routed out into the Pacific Ocean). VOTE TRUMP!”
The president is now without his liked platform with out a longer up to 2 weeks in put of commercial as he is coping with requires his resignation and the likelihood of a 2nd impeachment.
One amongst his closing exclaim messages about California came on Oct. 26, true one week before the election by which he’d be ousted: “Fresh York, California, Illinois. Of us are FLEEING, Taxes and Crime are going thru the roof. VOTE TRUMP, I will turn it spherical, and FAST!”