Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2019

Is EU chief MOCKING Theresa MAY on social media? Provocative post REVEALED


Mr Tusk posted an Instagram story Sunday with his dog saying “My English friend”, and using the hashtag, “English springer spaniel, pies Portos”. He took Instagram again in September after rejecting Theresa May’s Brexit proposals at an EU summit. Posting a picture with Theresa May at the summit in Austria, he wrote with the caption “a piece of cake perhaps?”

He then added another story on his Instagram after titled, “Sorry, no cherries.”

The post was Mr Tusk’s idea to appeal to young people via Instagram, an EU source told the BBC.

An EU source working with Mr Tusk on social media also said: “He’s the one coming up with these posts – he has a good sense of what works and what doesn’t.

“He is not the biggest social media geek but he likes it. He jokes and laughs and wants to show humour. This post was clearly something he was into – we produced the image and he said lets do it!”

This joke was one that combines a favourite EU Brexit cliche, the idea that the UK wants to “have its cake and eat it.”

The notion of cherry picking could refer to Britain keeping parts of the EU membership it enjoys and losing the bits it doesn’t.

An EU source told the BBC: “The cherry-picking one is something we have talked about a lot and finally we had a good pic from a good angle.”

Some had mixed feelings about the cake related post, with conservative MP Charlie Elphicke describing it as “extraordinarily disrespectful.”

Pro-European William Buist described the post as “brilliant trolling’ by Mr Tusk.

According to the BBC, Mr Tusk is using social media to tor to reach younger people.

His team did an analysis of social media platforms and wanted to focus on Instagram.

This analysis found Twitter is useful for journalists who want to communicate, it is not as useful for other people.

An EU source told the BBC: “We have political messages but we all want to move away from the cold political image.”

In February Mr Tusk made a controversial comment on Twitter sparking outrage as he said there is a “special place in hell” for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU.

Mr Tusk tweeted: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”

DUP MP and spokesperson Sammy Wilson took to Twitter to express fury at the comment.

Mr Wilson tweeted: “Donald Tusk once again shows his contempt for the 17.4 million people who voted to escape the corruption of the EU and seek the paradise of a free and prosperous Kingdom. This devilish euro maniac is doing his best to keep the United Kingdom bound by the chains of EU bureaucracy and control.

“It is Tusk and his arrogant EU negotiators who have fanned the flames of fear in an attempt to try and overrun the result of he referendum.

“All he will succeed in doing is stiffening the resistance of those who have exercised their choice to be clear of Tusk and his Trident wielding cabal.”



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