According to the latest stats, most seniors don’t tweet. But even if you’re among the Twitter-shy, you probably know about one senior who uses the social media platform to speak his mind. Yes, that would be the current President of the United States, whose Twitter handle @RealDonaldTrump is the source of of almost daily news headlines.
Donald Trump uses Twitter as a bullhorn to talk about—well, a number of topics, among them topics that directly impact older people. These include cuts to programs that support senior services, along with Republican proposals to “Repeal & Replace” Obamacare that include cuts to Medicaid and a steep increase in premiums for those nearing age 65.
Since most people who might feel the pain of these policies aren’t tweeting back, the New York nonprofit website City Limits decided to give local seniors a chance to chime in IRL (in real life).
Here’s what they said:
In 140 characters or less, what would you tweet the Prez about the budget or healthcare overhaul? Let us know in the comments section, and we’ll tweet it for you.
No comment some things l agree with and some things l don’t.
I’m 82 & America has always been great. We taught our children not to call names didn’t you? Be an example.
Get us out of all the wars. We need to eliminate that fear. Oh, and show some respect.
Sylvia Dellinger, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Find a corner, sit down and shut up! The country can run much better that way. Oh, and don’t sell your suitcase, you’ll need it soon.
Get A Life! You need to get more sleep , maybe take some kind of sleep aid, and stop tweeting in the dead of night when no one can
think sensibly anyway. Practice the Golden Rule!!
Great job! Thank you. P.S. I don’t think the aging hippies of Senior Planet are your biggest fans!
Start representing ALL of us . Then you won’t have to pretend we all really support you. We actually would. We are all just waiting on you to give us a reason.
PRESIDENT TRUMP, YOU’RE PRESIDENT not KING. ACT LIKE IT!!!
You are doing a fantastic job keep up the good work and don’t let ANYONE stop you in getting America great again!
Please leave all healthcare and budget issues and decisions to bi-partisan experts. You are out of your league.
Guns or butter, stop budget cuts no one can survive just on doughnuts!
Thanks for sharing relevant information. We can all do our part.