Everything That Made Donald Trump 'Sad' in 2016, According to His Tweets

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Based on his tweets, it’s been a depressing year for the president-elect. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

For someone who vanquished a field of hopefuls to win the highest office in the United States, Donald Trump has had a sad, sad year. His heart bled for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and other unworthy political competitors. He wept as so many beloved, once-prestigious institutions—The View, USA Today, Morning Joe—fell on hard times, struggling to maintain ratings when forced to confront truth. Sad and inexplicable, all of it.

But Trump understands. He feels their pain so acutely that he can't keep it to himself. He must find an outlet for his sorrow, lest it consume him. So Trump tweets. His fingers may be covered in a slippery mixture of tears and KFC chicken grease, but still he tweets. We should be honored that a man who has the capacity to feel so deeply will lead us come January 20.

In anticipation of that day, we bring you everything that made Donald Trump sad in 2016. It's a heart-wrenching list of injustices. Have a box of tissues ready before you proceed.

Related: A brief timeline of very bad years, from 2016 to 65,000,000 B.C.

Jeb Bush

.@JebBush is a sad case. A total embarrassment to both himself and his family, he just announced he will continue to spend on Trump hit ads!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2016

The View

The @TheView @ABC, once great when headed by @BarbaraJWalters, is now in total freefall. Whoopi Goldberg is terrible. Very sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2016

Glenn Beck

Wacko @glennbeck is a sad answer to the @SarahPalinUSA endorsement that Cruz so desperately wanted. Glenn is a failing, crying, lost soul!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2016

Lack of respect for his crowds

So sad that @CNN and many others refused to show the massive crowd at the arena yesterday in Oklahoma. Dishonest reporting!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2016

National Review

National Review is a failing publication that has lost it's way. It's circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2016

Carrier employees losing their jobs

I am the only one who can fix this. Very sad. Will not happen under my watch! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain https://t.co/8MQ4imuTTi

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2016

Barack Obama

I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque? Very sad that he did not go!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2016

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz should be disqualified from his fraudulent win in Iowa. Weak RNC and Republican leadership probably won't let this happen! Sad.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2016

That he must benefit from the misfortune of others

The polls show that I picked up many Jeb Bush supporters. That is how I got to 46%. When others drop out, I will pick up more. Sad but true

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2016

Marco Rubio

"@fairess369: It is a sad commentary little boy Marco Rubio can't win in his home state. Floridians despise him as a opportunist phony."

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016

The Republican Party

Because of me, the Republican Party has taken in millions of new voters, a record. If they are not careful, they will all leave. Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016


Mitt Romney had his chance and blew it. Lindsey Graham ran for president, got ZERO, and quit! Why are they now spokesmen against me? Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2016

Former Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens

Stuart Stevens, the failed campaign manager of Mitt Romney's historic loss, is now telling the Republican Party what to do with Trump. Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2016


Why is it that the horrendous protesters, who scream, curse punch, shut down roads/doors during my RALLIES, are never blamed by media? SAD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2016

Syrian refugees

Europe and the U.S. must immediately stop taking in people from Syria. This will be the destruction of civilization as we know it! So sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016

An old guy lighting his Republican registration form on fire

"@vivhall3: @realDonaldTrump here your delegate replaced at CO GOP convention. https://t.co/NxYhzdcMS0" Very sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2016

Desperate competitors

Lyin' Ted and Kasich are mathematically dead and totally desperate. Their donors & special interest groups are not happy with them. Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2016

USA Today

Sad case- @USATODAY did article saying I don't pay bills- false, only don't pay when work is shoddy, bad, or not done! They should do same!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016

The world's ignorance

Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey. Will
the world ever realize what is going on? So sad.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton

Despite spending $500k a day on TV ads alone #CrookedHillary falls flat in nationwide @QuinnipiacPoll. Having ZERO impact. Sad!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders

Sorry folks, but Bernie Sanders is exhausted, just can't go on any longer. He is trying to dismiss the new e-mails and DNC disrespect. SAD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016

Elizabeth Warren

Pocahontas bombed last night! Sad to watch.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016

Lack of respect for law enforcement

The Democratic Convention has paid ZERO respect to the great police and law enforcement professionals of our country. No recognition - SAD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016

The dishonest media

The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016

Bill Clinton's closed eyes

Even Bill is tired of the lies, SAD! https://t.co/LPk1OkwH9P

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016

Morning Joe

Morning Joe's weakness is its low ratings. I don't watch anymore but I heard he went wild against Rudy Giuliani and #2A - sad & irrelevant!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2016

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

The Great State of Arizona, where I just had a massive rally (amazing people), has a very weak and ineffective Senator, Jeff Flake. Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2016

Arnold Palmer's death

Really sad news: The great Arnold Palmer, the "King," has died. There was no-one like him - a true champion! He will be truly missed.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2016

The bus crash in Tennessee

Bus crash in Tennessee so sad & so terrible. Condolences to all family members and loved ones. These beautiful children will be remembered!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2016

The recount

Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead." So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016

Saturday Night Live

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016

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