We read 50 days of Trump’s Truth Social posts so you didn’t have to

Former President Donald Trump addresses an audience during a campaign event, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Keya Vakil

October 20, 2023

Trump posts on his Truth Social platform dozens of times a day and his messages there are becoming increasingly angry, violent, and dark, suggesting a second term in the White House could be even more extreme than his first.

Donald Trump is almost certainly going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2024 and has a roughly 50/50 shot at winning the presidency again next November.

During his first campaign for president—and his ensuing presidency—Trump was a prolific poster on Twitter (now known as X), driving entire news cycles and stoking national and international crises with his posts.

But now, due to his absence from Twitter, Trump’s digital footprint is smaller—as is the mainstream attention to his online rants. That doesn’t mean he’s stopped posting or reined in his worst impulses. In fact, quite the opposite. He’s just posting on a different site—one he had created just for him.

It’s called Truth Social and Trump posts on it a lot. Dozens of times a day.

And his messages there are becoming increasingly angry, violent, and dark—and occasionally downright bizarre. His recent actions and rhetoric there and elsewhere might even be more disturbing than that of his initial White House stay, and suggest a second term could be even more extreme than his first. Yet the full extent of his behavior on Truth Social is rarely reported on, meaning most Americans aren’t fully aware of what a second Trump term might look like. 

Over the past 50 days, we’ve scrolled through his posts to see what it’s like. Below, we’ve collected a small slice of those posts—less than 10%—just to give a sense of what the potential next president of the United States is up to—and planning. 

Here’s 50 days of Trump’s Truth Social posts:

In early September, Trump lashed out at various prosecutors, judges, and elected officials whom he blames for the 91 criminal charges he faces across four jurisdictions. He also continued spreading lies about the outcome of the 2020 election.

He then attacked conservative media figures and political strategists whom he believes haven’t been sufficiently loyal to him.

And then resumed attacking prosecutors, spreading lies about the 2020 election, and setting the stage for more election lies in 2024. 

He criticized unionized auto workers and simultaneously pressured them to get their union leader to endorse him.

He took credit for helping overturn Roe v. Wade.

He suggested America’s top military general should be executed.

He called planes “unattractive, fat, and slow.”

He spread more lies about voting and elections.

And again took credit for overturning Roe v. Wade, while spreading conspiracies and lies about how abortions actually occur.

He lashed out at Republicans, Democrats, Joe Biden, and union auto workers.

And closed out the month of September by once again attacking the prosecutors investigating him and Republicans who don’t bend the knee to him.

In October, he kicked off the month by ranting about golf.

Then attacked the judge in one of his cases.

Trump also attacked his own former chief of staff, John Kelly, after Kelly criticized him publicly.

He then attacked union auto workers again.

He got really mad at Forbes magazine for removing him from their list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

He “retruthed” several posts from a poster named Catturd.

And then attacked Forbes again.

He also got upset about the TV show 60 Minutes.

And then turned his anger back towards union auto workers.

And once again ranted about Forbes Magazine.

And then this morning, he went back to two of his favorite topics: spreading lies about the 2020 election and golf.

If you made it this far, kudos to you, and we’re sorry. But hey, at least you didn’t scroll through thousands of his posts like we did.

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  • Keya Vakil

    Keya Vakil is the deputy political editor at COURIER. He previously worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.

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