It is clear to me that Presidents should not be tweeting. It was fine when candidate Trump was running for President and he tweeted to get the attention and his points across without the spin of the media. Now that he is President of the US, there is no good reason for him to tweet any more. He has a big megaphone. He should stick to his agenda and let others do the daily news conference. We don't need the distraction and the mixed messaging. It is also another self inflicted wound when there is a hostile press. IMHO.
I agree that it's a self inflicted wound. If he was more of a sophisticated political hack he could be doing all these things without major blow back. A lot of the things he does, probably every other president has done, but to me, I just think he is the world's worst boss when he fired Comey. That is just one example of his bad management style. Could of done it so much more nicely but Donnie did it in the worst possible way as more of a vengeful and vindictive retaliation because Comey would not bend to the president’s whim, but kept his honor to protect the United States.
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
The key is lawful
"to obey any lawful general order or regulation;"
Being asked for a loyalty oath to a person and not our nation of laws is what Trump attempted to do 7 days at the one-on-one WH dinner - twice.
"Comey again replied that he would give him “honesty” and did not pledge his loyalty, according to the account of the conversation.
But Trump pressed him on whether it would be “honest loyalty.”
“You will have that,” Comey told his associates he responded."- https://www.boston.com/news/politics/20 … y-demurred
Trump’s probably attempted to obstructed justice by having Comey drop the Russian investigation.
Hello jackclee, I agree with you. But...
Could my agreement be because I am not of the 'mobile generation', and just have a different perspective on "proper" methods of communication?
And then there is the obvious contradiction of your rational justifying it for campaigning. Couldn't it be said that the same justification applies to his presidential communications - except that we just don't see it as properly dignified for the office?
Even with those questions, I still think that presidential tweeting is not appropriate or wise.
I like that President Trump has someone posting on Twitter and other social media sites for him (the guy use to be Trump's caddy). I get to read what those direct posts to the people say. The liberal media hates it because people can plainly read for them self what was actually said...and also see how the talking-heads spin it into something else.
I read what Trump has posted and I listen to what he says via unedited videos to be informed. If I listened to MSNBC, CNN, etc., I'd be listening to the oppositions BS just like so many obviously do.
I'd rather read or hear for myself than get the twisted versions.
If Trump cancels daily press briefings, what other venue could be used to relay items of interest?
Perhaps we should anticipate a future where his tweets are the briefings. Imagine the press flocking in response to a tweet, the same way a danger call by a bird cause the whole flock to fly away. In some ways that would be poetic, would it not?
After all, were tweets not originally intended to be for birds?
If in the future tweets were the news, could we call the tweet leader “Big Bird”?
Very funny. I don't think he was serious about canceling press briefings.
It is a common routine with Mr. trump. How does sane people fall for all this BS...
We all know he says things he doesn't mean and he exaggerates to capture the attention...
Why does the media never learn.
I watch all of the Press Briefings. Some of the media are idiots and seem to be incompetent when it comes to reporting on the real content. Trump doesn't need the media corp, they are irrelevant when it comes to reporting news. I swear some of them act like they are mentally challenged in the briefing room, and certain prove they are in print.
I agree, the man breathes lies, he even lies about his lying but is he really that different?
'Lying in politics transcends political party and era. It is, in some ways, an inherent part of the profession of politicking. ... First, even just briefly, we hold the lie as true: We must accept something in order to understand it. ... We must actively choose to accept or reject each statement we hear. ... Repetition of any kind—even to refute the statement in question—only serves to solidify it .. His lying becomes normalized. We might even become more likely to lie ourselves. ... “You are annihilated, exhausted, you can’t control yourself or remember what you said two minutes before. You feel that all is lost,”'
hold out against
put up a fight
stand up to
It is not time for him to stop tweeting. That time passed with his swearing in.
Now it is more like swearing on, and on.
I just love it that the left doesn't even have a clue as to what to think of Trumps style . He's a true poker player , the best thing for our adversaries all across this world , unpredictable !
Shoot em down Donald !
Its amazing what Trump has been able to accomplish during his days in office with all the resistance he gets from the deep state, globalists, media, Democrats and lunatics. Simply amazing!
I hear Trump found out the someone was messing with his Twitter feed and putting all of his positive posts at the bottom and all of the more negative posts on top, and even blocking some positive posts. Twitter is famous for being bias in favor of the far-left agenda's. Dirty dealing!
Do you get paid for rehashing the gilded one's words?
By the way, China is pushing on with its plans to integrate Europe, Asia and Africa into a seamlessly integrated trade area.
'America First' looks like being 'America (also ran)'.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china … SKCN18B0B5
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