Donald Trump — who literally once sued the author of a book for libel and $5 billion in damages because the author claimed that Trump was a “millionaire” and not a “billionaire” — announced that he’d be running for President this morning. No one takes his candidacy seriously, and yet, if you spend any time on Twitter, some are legitimately concerned that Trump will actually receive enough votes to matter.
There are hundreds of variations on this tweet:
Donald Trump is officially running for president what's scary is people will actually vote for him. I'm out to Australia yall. Its been real— CAt-Daddy (@MoNStER_BaRbi3) June 17, 2015
it actually makes me nervous that Donald Trump is running for president because there's just too many dumb people who will vote for him— Caroline (@CarriMillz) June 16, 2015
This is not true. Not even a little bit. Almost no one will vote for Donald Trump. Should he actually stick around long enough to appear on a ballot, he will receive fewer votes than the write-ins. I mean, the man had to pay extras to show up to his Presidential announcement. This is not a concern anyone should worry about. The only threat he poses is an ironic one — people voting for him because he provides good material.
In fact, having spent 45 minutes on Twitter, these are the only people that I could find who would admit to supporting Donald Trump’s run for President. This is all of them. I think that the people supporting him speak volumes about his legitimacy. I mean, Joey Lawrence is considering supporting the man, for God’s sake.
I hope @realDonaldTrump runs for President. He'd be a fantastic candidate.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 16, 2015
@realDonaldTrump is more competent, creative, tough, experienced, courageous and bold than most of the announced candidates for president.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 16, 2015
TIME TO GET INTO SOME TWITTER ARGUMENTS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE MAD THAT I SUPPORT MY MAN DONALD TRUMP— SAM REYES (@NEO_SALAMANDER) June 7, 2015
Donald Trump: I will be the biggest wall around the southern border and make Mexico pay for it. He got my vote. #tcot— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) June 16, 2015
As a country, the best choice to GET BETTER in the earthly, is to have #DonaldTrumpforPresident And then, our doom, will be postponed…!!— Martin Richling (@MartinRichling) June 16, 2015
Donald trump calling out the president has to be the greatest "stickin it to the man" anyone has ever done! #DONALDTRUMPFORPRESIDENT— Austin Hill (@StinHill7) October 24, 2012
This fraternity proudly announce the launching of the presidential campaign of one of our most brilliant members. #DonaldTrumpforPresident— DumbassSecretSociety (@dssfraternity) June 17, 2015