Antonio Del Otero is a junior at Huron High School in Detroit, Michigan. He also loves Twitter, so he often shares his thoughts on the social media platform, which also happens to be Donald Trump’s favorite place to make online postings.
Recently Del Otero posted some unkind things about the President-elect. As he recalls:
“Basically I called him a ‘reject Cheeto.’”
His tweet got a lot of likes and retweets, but when the young man went back to Trump’s Twitter profile an hour or so later, he was surprised by what he found: Trump had blocked him:
“I didn’t believe it at first, at all. I was kind of in shock. I was at school when I saw that, and I just kind of showed it to everyone, and we all laughed about it, and I didn’t know what to think about it.”
After he received lots of online hatred from Trump supporters and other assorted asshats, Del Otero finally deleted his tweet, but he feels mighty proud of what he accomplished, as well he should:
“It’s kind of an achievement. I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, never have [been] and never will be.”
And this student council member says the experience has made him reconsider his plans to be a doctor:
“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, but over this past year, with this election, I’ve seen how ugly and messy politics are. When I am older if I could try and change that and be some kind of good leader or good politician, I’d like to do that.”
What this entire matter proves is just how shallow and thin-skinned our President-elect is. He delights in attacking people on Twitter, but when someone reverses the roles, Donnie Boy can’t take the heat. Yep, he can dish it out, but he sure as hell cannot take it on his plate.
UPDATE: Since Trump became the alleged president, the block on Antonio was lifted. And the young man says he always tries to keep his tweets factual and respectful. He’s surprised Trump is still tweeting now that he’s in the White House:
“I thought his tweeting would stop once he became president. He is bashing extremely respected reporters inside the White House.”
Nope, Donald Trump will always be a thin-skinned man-child. And he’ll tweet all the way through his own impeachment.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org