The tweets of Donald Trump, America’s first Twitter-first President, have become something of an ironic sport since he entered the White House.
There doesn’t seem to be an occasion when he doesn’t offer a view on the micro-blogging site that isn’t contradicted by something he previously said on Twitter, which his detractors delight in pointing out.
Now a decade old, Twitter was around during Labor’s Rudd-Gillard era, when the former leader and Prime Minister were locked in mortal combat to the glee of the Coalition opposition.
And boy did they have fun with it at the time, although now, five years later, the shoe is very much on the other foot.
Revenge is a dish best retweeted.
Here are some tweets Coalition MPs might be regretting today:
Leadership challenger Peter Dutton.
Some friendly advice Julia – beware a D/PM selling his "softer" side at a time your party is looking for l'ship
— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton_MP) April 20, 2011
So Labors plan is to change to Rudd to improve the base for Shorten as Oppn Leader?? Do they think Australians are stupid?
— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton_MP) June 9, 2013
The current PM
Pity the Chaser. There is nothing they can write as bizarre or absurd as the Gillard/Rudd/Latham soap opera. Only fiction has to credible.
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) August 7, 2010
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 1, 2011
Nationals leader Michael McCormack
— Michael McCormack (@M_McCormackMP) March 21, 2013
Former Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who abandoned his support for the PM today
The Gillard Labor government falling appart before our eyes. Election now in our national interest.
— Mathias Cormann (@MathiasCormann) February 1, 2013
A Western Australian backbencher
An unhappy third anniversary to the chaos and dysfunction of this hung parliament. The good news is in less than three weeks, we can end it!
— Dean Smith (@DeanSmithWA) August 21, 2013
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