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    Archive for January, 2018

    All A-Twitter Over Nothingness

    By on January 3, 2018 in See It Here

    I am tired of President Trump’s need to brag while not watching TV at the White House.

    Now, to be accurate (since Fake News is so pervasive), he also brags while not watching TV in Florida.

    At Camp David while meeting with GOP leaders to discuss the 2018 legislative agenda, the president sent a number of tweets, most of which had nothing to do with why he was there; my favorite is this:

    “VERY successful businessman” and television star who won the presidency on his first try. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that.”

    Mr. Trump says his “nuclear button” is bigger than the one that is said to be on the desk of the leader of North Korea. 

    Mr. Trump took credit for the fact there were no commercial passenger jet deaths in 2017. Since Fake News is so despised by the President, it should be pointed out that any idea from the White House to make air travel “safer” has not passed Congress. Bottom line, he had zero to do with this.

    That as just two of 17 different tweets a few days earlier. Now, it can be said he is connecting directly with Americans through his tweets and this is true.

    However, Mr. Trump’s incessant insecurity about “size” and this unfortunate-and-juvenile need to say “look at me” is a poor way to communicate. Of course, if none of this raises concerns by Twitter followers, then Mr. Trump is successful.

    We need to learn to think. And that requires more than clicking and sharing.