In real estate they say location is everything. In media it's timing.
So it was a moment of kismet for Miles Kahn executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee—of the "Ivanka Trump is a feckless c..." fame—to sign into Twitter at the moment he did.
There at the top of his feed was a tweet by a certain someone just under a notice from the Twitter Gods for everyone to play nice. Because they have rules.
Twitter's missive read:
"Support a culture of respect on Twitter"
"Did you know fewer than 1% of people on Twitter produce most of the Tweets that break our rules against abuse? Please take a look at our rules to know what is and isn't allowed."
And directly below that notice on Kahn's feed?
I wish I could make up the timing of this. https://t.co/SAFcza9ONO— Miles Kahn (@Miles Kahn)1564489695.0
People thought maybe they found one of the 1%.
@mileskahn @Moose_Bigelow Well, he is the 1% after all— steely dad (@steely dad)1564493676.0
In the definition of irony, a tweet attack by President Donald Trump targeting MSNBC's Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
Wow! Morning Joe & Psycho ratings have really crashed. Very small audience. People are tired of hearing Fake News d… https://t.co/UtIc2v8yIw— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564488662.0
@mileskahn @ParkerMolloy @POTUS tweet right under it says morning joe and psycho. Love the respect. 🙄— Marie Elias (@Marie Elias)1564490746.0
Although that presidential post was mild compared to his last several weeks.
President Trump called a Black Congressman a racist because Representative Elijah Cummings subpoenaed records the White House refused to show the House Oversight Committee concerning potential illegal activities by his daughter and son-in-law.
This bitch is gaslighting the word "racist." https://t.co/T3ebGONv45— Miles Kahn (@Miles Kahn)1564430352.0
This President has rendered so many words meaningless. As he continues to create a fantasy world in which he is the… https://t.co/JX5t37YRB1— Miles Kahn (@Miles Kahn)1564452426.0
This followed calling mostly minority neighborhoods—where his son-in-law owns rental properties—a place no human being would live.
Wow so weird how Trump immediately associates any non-white critic with crime, poverty and substandard living condi… https://t.co/KcpFvbliIf— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1564229872.0
As well as telling four Congresswomen of color that they came from horrible countries—they're all US citizens—and should go back where they came from which lead to chants of the same at a MAGA rally.
Stephen Miller: "Listen, when the President led the crowd in a chant of 'Hail Hydra' he was merely echoing the sent… https://t.co/R36uR1He5s— Miles Kahn (@Miles Kahn)1563814247.0
It’s not just racism, it’s presidential racism. This means that at this key point in U.S. history, we are seeing a… https://t.co/xiuueXsXzq— Julian Zelizer (@Julian Zelizer)1564313945.0
@julianzelizer @TonyAaronII This is how Hitler rose to power. I don't make the rules, children.— David #OccupyDC (@David #OccupyDC)1564354780.0
@julianzelizer @DeanObeidallah We tried to tell you. But they said there’d be grownups in the room 🤷🏽♀️— Midwin Charles (@Midwin Charles)1564317213.0
@julianzelizer The worrying thing is the more he reveals his true nature the more it seems to be reflected in US so… https://t.co/Ba2syYd2IL— Gerard McLaughlin (@Gerard McLaughlin)1564320458.0
While many got a good laugh from the timing on Kahn's Twitter feed, others saw it as an indictment of Twitter's practices.
Hey @Twitter I've got a great idea for your next redesign: https://t.co/W9BdZtt9M3— Miles Kahn (@Miles Kahn)1564401237.0
@mileskahn @ParkerMolloy This is actually a perfect reflection of how ineffective @jack and @twitter are at impacting their own business.— Bee Geesus (@Bee Geesus)1564494036.0
@mileskahn @ParkerMolloy @jack appreciates irony— Tabula Rasa (@Tabula Rasa)1564492158.0
In June, Twitter announced their stance on world leaders who violate the platform's terms of service. In the coming months, tweets from world leaders that violate the rules will be flagged with a warning and lose reach, but not be removed.
But they ask everyone else to support a culture of respect.
Learn about respect with The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library: Coloring Book, available here.