Trump’s tweets set a bad example for teens


Connor Earegood

From his campaign to his presidency, President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account as a means to address the nation.

He has supported programs and attacked individuals he doesn’t agree with through his social media, prompting some to call for him to take it down.

Recently, Trump called North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” adding fuel to the aggression between the United States and North Korea.

The aggression was created during the summer, when the North Koreans conducted tests on their nuclear and missile capabilities.

Trump is testing Un and is setting a horrible example for our nation’s youth.

Trying to goad a dictator into acting first will only get people killed and likely start a war.

Former presidents like Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy would never address an enemy in a way that demeans our country’s legitimacy as a powerful nation.

We need to stop North Korea’s aggression, but we have to do it in a strong and respectable way.

Our president is supposed to be an upstanding citizen who represents the majority of the people.

Trump is rarely respectable in his use of social media and seems to ignore every guideline on how to be a leader.

Trump acts like a school bully who has to insult others to show his power.

A true leader is someone who can lead by example and treat others as equals, not someone who has to use social media to get his point across.

His actions are showing millions of young adults that their actions and words don’t have consequences.

Teens need a role model, and Trump is becoming the opposite, tarnishing the most respectable position in the United States, and maybe even the world.

Trump needs to stop using his Twitter account to administer his power, and he needs to become the president our deeply divided nation needs.

He needs to learn to respect the nation and do his job.