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Trump's Tweets Had Twitter Users Scratching Their Heads

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By    |   Friday, 26 Jun 2015 02:00 PM

Donald Trump created a bit of confusion Friday morning with a mocking tweet he posted just six minutes after the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage — but, as a later message may have clarified, that tweet was likely referring to Thursday's ruling affirming Obamacare subsidies.

Both tweets attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and former President George W. Bush, who appointed Roberts to the court. They also attacked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the former president's brother who Trump is challenging for the 2016 nomination.

Roberts wrote the prevailing opinion in the Obamacare case, but he actually dissented — strongly — on the same-sex marriage ruling.

"The famous entrepreneur-turned-formal presidential candidate blamed the wrong person for the ruling's outcome," reported The National Journal in a roundup on opinions on the same-sex marriage issue.

CBS News also spotted out the tweet and said that Trump appeared to have named the wrong justice, and The Wall Street Journal reported that "Trump tweeted his reaction to same-sex marriage, taking a jab at his opponent Jeb Bush in the process."

In Trump's first tweet, posted at 10:06 a.m., he said:


Almost three hours later, Trump's next Supreme Court tweet also attacked Roberts, but clarified on which issue:


Trump's Twitter account, though, focused far more Friday on the real estate mogul's argument with Univision, which said it was canceling its contract with his production company to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant.

In announcing his run for president on Tuesday in a rambling 45-minute speech, Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best."

He added: "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."

Joining the uproar over those remarks, Univision said it will not broadcast the Miss USA beauty pageant, scheduled for July 12, or any other project associated with Trump, causing him to reply, again via Twitter:


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Donald Trump created a bit of confusion Friday morning with a mocking tweet he posted just six minutes after the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage - but that tweet was likely referring to Thursday's Obamacare ruling.
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