“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!” – Donald Trump
This is a very interesting tweet by Donald Trump. Not only does he insult a celebrity, directly, but also insults the american people. He is saying that, we care more about President Obama and more people would care. He seems very upset that the american people were not more angered (personally, I wasn’t even aware Trump had a gun aimed at him). In addition, he seems to exaggerated his question when he says “aimed and fired the gun”. Trump was never fired at, but he is adding hyperbole for the media attention. Also, he ends the tweet with an exclamation, “Jail Time!”. Here he is attempting to use media to slander @SnoopDogg’s name.
Background: SnoopDogg is a west coast rapper primary known for his achievements in the music industry. His image represents that of a “gangster”.