If you happen to use Twitter on a daily basis, there’s one thing you should always remember: the moment you hit send, that tweet is on the internet for all to see. Yes, even aliens. That’s what Trump Hotels’ Twitter staff found out this weekend.
In the wake of the #MuslimBan outlined by President Trump this weekend, Twitter users have found a Trump Hotels tweet from October 2011 that is now a focus of their outcry.
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And it’s eerily relevant.
“Tell us your favorite travel memory – was it a picture, a souvenir, a sunset? We’d love to hear it!”, the tweet reads.
Tell us your favorite travel memory – was it a picture, a souvenir, a sunset? We’d love to hear it!
— Trump Hotels (@TrumpHotels) October 11, 2011
As Twitter usually does, it obliged, but not in the way Trump Hotels probably intended.
Trump Hotels’ faces Twitter wrath
Users flooded the social network posting messages of disgust at the #MuslimBan, nostalgia of their own or loved ones’ struggles to enter America, and some extreme home truths to the American government.
.@TrumpHotels Being abroad when Obama was elected and seeing how happy everybody was for both America and the world.
— jdh (@502eire) January 28, 2017
@TrumpHotels They escaped concentration camps and a country devastated by war. They weren’t turned away and I’m here today because of it.
— Cate Sevilla (@CateSevilla) January 29, 2017
— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) January 28, 2017
@TrumpHotels I remember the old days, when you could travel abroad without feeling ashamed of being an American in the Trump era.
— David Walker (@DavidWalk3) January 28, 2017
— Sarah Ra (@hundredgrapes) January 28, 2017
— collazoprojects (@collazoprojects) January 29, 2017
— Laszlo Bock (@LaszloBock2718) January 29, 2017
Although Twitter is one of many digital protest grounds against the #MuslimBan, American airports have also been the site of protests this weekend.
Protests on the ground
Uber has also come under fire for its actions during New York’s JFK International Airport taxi strike, with many calling for users to #DeleteUber. This, again, caused by an awkwardly worded and timed tweet.
Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.
— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Angelenos have also flooded LAX in defiance of the travel ban.
Protests against the ban continue across the world.