By Lisa Van Leer
Just over a decade years ago, a young entrepreneur named Jack Dorsey changed the world of politics forever with the words: ‘Just setting up my twttr.’ Little did Jack know that his new social media platform would become the ultimate playground for politicians to trash each other, and in some unfortunate cases, themselves. For Twitter’s 11th anniversary, Poptical selected the top 6 most embarrassing tweets by politicians.
1. DONALD TRUMP
He tweeted this in 2014. Do we need to say more?
2. HILLARY CLINTON
Thank you Hillary for your sweet message and trying to relate to Millennials. Especially the emojis part, so cute. We are extremely touched.
3. ED BALLS
We still can’t decide if this is just plain stupid or a genius move. Who knew Ed Balls would become a social media superstar by accidentally tweeting his own name? According to his fans the 28 April is now better known as Ed Balls Day, but we doubt your boss will let you off work.
4. ED MILIBAND
We guess the death of the former quiz show presenter affected Ed Miliband so much he couldn’t see through the tears to type the of the celeb’s show. (Hint: It’s Blockbusters.)
Nice try Ed.
5. ANTHONY WEINER
The New York Democrat’s career in Congress in 2011 quickly came to an end when Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture showing more of his weiner than we would have liked to see. He quickly pulled out of New York’s mayoral race and both his political career and marriage were over.
6. DONALD TRUMP (AGAIN)
Thank you Trump for enlightening us on this very important political matter. It’s not like you have anything better to do with your spare time right?