Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Twitter FIRESTORM.

The Twitter FIRESTORM.
A year ago I blogged about Mr. Trump's insatiable urge to tweet what ever its on his mind . I wrote that the "tweets are the sauce" & a "potential security risk" . I knew that his tweeting is going to be sensational as they would be.  (1)>>President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, share his views and feud with critics and celebrities at all times of day or night. It can be hard to keep up .  The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.   A defiant President Donald Trump started his  attacks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Saturday morning, calling Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock," despite days of bipartisan criticism over his initial attacks on the pair earlier this week. "Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning. During his presidential campaign Trump would call into their show, and both hosts were criticized for being too close to him. Lately, though, their relationship has been decidedly off, as the recently engaged couple has been highly critical of the president over the last weeks and months. Mika Brzezinski, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe breakfast show, appears to have responded to Donald Trump's acidic criticism of her on Twitter with a similarly anatomical jab."I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.." Trump wrote in his opening insult tweet Thursday morning (sic).He continued: " Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?""The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass. The latest flare-up did nothing to improve Trump's chances of advancing the health care bill that formed a centerpiece of his campaign. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that Trump’s tweets will continue: “He has this direct pipeline to the American people, where he can talk back and forth,” Spicer recently explained to WPRI TV in Providence, Rhode Island, adding that Twitter allows him to “put his thoughts out and hear what they’re thinking in a way that no one’s ever been able to do before.”

(1)>>President Donald Trump uses Twitter .The president is an avid breakfast TV viewer, tweeting about it seemingly as much as he does healthcare or foreign policy. But when the man at the top of the US power pyramid uses Twitter to denigrate, to threaten, to belittle those less powerful than him, that is bullying.   It's also infantile, it often betrays his contempt for women and whoever has annoyed him lately,  but more importantly, it is an abuse of power, it brings the Presidency into disrepute, and it makes the world a more dangerous place.

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