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Trump’s 2019 New Year’s Tweet Vs. Obama’s — Judge For Yourself

In the hours leading up to Jan. 1, 2019, both President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama took to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Obama kicked off the festivities first, by taking to Twitter on Saturday, Dec. 29 and urging everyone to look towards 2019 with change in mind. He even spotlighted young leaders that inspired him in 2018.

Obama wrote: “As the year winds down and we look toward 2019, I’m asking you to make a commitment: find something you want to change in your community and take the first step toward changing it. If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of the young leaders who inspired me this year.”

He then proceeded to honor change makers and trailblazers who are doing work to bring wellness initiatives to their communities, reduce the suicide rate, combat climate change, and push back against corruption. Even better, he wrapped it up with a call for action from all of us.

“Leaders like Jonny Boucher, a Chicago native who, after losing too many friends and family to suicide, started a coffee shop to offer emotional support and guidance to those who might be in need of a little more than a strong cup of coffee to get through their day,” Obama wrote.

“I hope you find inspiration in the stories of Dejah, Moussa, Sandor, Hong and Jonny. Their journeys began with a decision to build the better future they wanted to see. The same is true for you. What matters isn’t the size of the step you take; what matters is that you take it.”

Enter Donald Trump.

President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 1 with a completely different message. Like President Obama, Trump wished his followers a Happy New Year. But, Trump couldn’t resist giving a special shoutout to his “HATERS” and the “FAKE NEWS MEDIA” — yes, in all caps — in his 2019 New Year’s Day tweet.

Of course, it’s not surprising that Trump and Obama had different methods of ringing in the new year. On one side, you have a bombastic president with almost no education who finds joy in spreading hate. On the other side, you have a highly educated former president who loves the people.

Take a look:

In contrast:

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