Johnny Manziel Gives President Donald Trump Twitter Advice

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2017

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel at Kyle Field on November 7, 2015 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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If President Donald Trump ever needs a new social media director, he should look no further than former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Manziel offered Trump advice on how to deal with his critics on Twitter, via the Score (Warning: tweet contains NSFW language):

theScore @theScore

Johnny Manziel has some Twitter tips for President Trump 😂 https://t.co/9068uaBxpa https://t.co/5r0jP1QYQA

However, after the post, Manziel deleted his Twitter account, per Darren Rovell of ESPN:

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

After tweeting to Donald Trump to ignore his notifications on Twitter, Johnny Football has apparently left the site. https://t.co/txIU5YtBmW

"He told me it's not a priority and he's trying to eliminate distractions," spokeswoman Denise Michaels told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com afterward.

Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary under George W. Bush, concurred with Manziel's assessment:

Ari Fleischer @AriFleischer

When you're right, you're right. Johnny Manziel is right. (I can't believe i said that.) https://t.co/cBiuxlQj13

Many have criticized Trump for his social media habits. The New York Times' Jasmine C. Lee and Kevin Quealy have tracked the various targets of his contempt on Twitter—which numbers 305—since he announced his intention to run for president.

Well before his presidential campaign, Trump made an ill-advised foray into NFL personnel scouting when he argued Manziel was on his way to a fruitful pro career:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I think somebody should pick Johnny Football - he will be a star.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Teams are making a big mistake not taking Johnny Manziel - he is going to be really good (and exciting to watch).

The Cleveland Browns released Manziel in March 2016, a little less than two years after selecting him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. In 15 games for the team, the former Texas A&M star threw for 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.


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