But if presidential candidate Trump can make mistakes on Twitter, it's all too easy for mere mortal politicians to do the same. With the help of Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops, we decided to go through more than 600 of politicians' deleted tweets this year and pull out the best of them for your enjoyment.
(A note: This year's archived tweets end May 15 of this year, which is when Twitter pulled the plug on sharing its deleted data with Politwoops, which tracked deleted politicians' tweets. Philip Bump has the eulogy.)
Let's start with Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), who apparently briefly shared the following tweep's sentiments about cattle and excrement. We have no explanation.
Next we'll go to Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who wanted people to know -- then decided he didn't want people to know -- that he heard Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) make this strange comment in March about wolves getting rid of homeless people.
Speaking of strange comments and RTs, we have no idea what Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was thinking when he shared this.
One common reason for politicians deleting tweets: Getting basic facts wrong.
See if you can spot the errors in these four deleted tweets:
Now on to really odd tweets. We'll go to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who first either got spammed or accidentally had her campaign account linked up to her Target shopping cart.
And then she apparently wanted to settle a toilet paper argument with her husband -- but decided better to do it in private.
A closer look at the image she tweeted.
Not really sure what the story is behind this tweet. Maybe Rep. Titus knows something we don't about Giuliani being cast in the next "Anchorman" sequel.
Members of Congress aren't the only politicians sending tweets that they later regret. GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is known for his edgy tweets. But apparently joking about bracelets for former Florida governor Jeb Bush (and GOP frontrunner) went too far -- twice.
And for GOP candidate and former Texas governor Rick Perry, making a joke relating to an indictment he's facing turned out to be a no-no.
Here's a closer look at the meme, which will make more sense if you read the story we linked to above.
Next, we have an Adolf Hitler comparison -- inevitable in the age of social media.
Most recently, Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.) made headlines for this tweet during a memorial of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris, which President Obama was criticized for not attending. He deleted it, but only after 17 hours of criticism.
Note to politicians: When deciding whether to compare an American lawmaker to Hitler, just say no. (Also, it's spelled A-d-o-l-f.)
Same goes for politicians when deciding whether to compare Michelle Obama to some kind of evil cartoon villain:
Sometimes lawmakers just hit the send button too soon. We'll never know what they really meant...
Others have trouble with the reply button.
Like, a lot of trouble.
We give up too, congressman.