Something amazing happened on Twitter on Saturday. The President of the United States, arguably one of the most controversial people on the platform, tweeted one word with two letters and so much power.
Donald Trump, or a White House staffer representing Trump, typed “We,” then hit the tweet button, sending the word to the president’s 29 million followers.
The series of events that happened next unraveled quickly. According to BuzzFeed, the operator of POTUS’ Twitter account deleted the tweet within minutes, but not before it was memorialized by the quick-thinking people of Twitter.
First, people tweeted out snarky remarks about the two-letter tweet, as people have been known to do when someone notable fumbles on Twitter.
Then people started completing the one-word prompt with music lyrics.
Later, people began to rally behind Trump’s “We” tweet, which by then had long been deleted and replaced with a rather boring promotional tweet about the president’s interview with Fox News’ Judge Jeanine.
In a rare moment of unity, people began using the #We hashtag to speak about what they want for their country. Most tweets targeted the president for a variety of reasons ― missing tax returns, potential ties to Russia, healthcare ― but some contained simple requests for the president to take care of and protect the country the best he can.
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