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Friday, July 03, 2020

Why Trump tweets



Some things are so obvious to me that I assume everyone knows, but then I discover lots of people don't know. I thought everyone knew of Juneteenth.

And I thought everyone knew why President Donald John Trump tweets.

Apparently, many people don't.

Allow me to explain. His tweets are successful. They work. They help him and therefore this great nation. We know this because liberals and other loonies work overtime trying to get him kicked off Twitter.

The media wants to use his tweets to divide him from the Republicans. On  June 9, four news organizations just happened to run similar stories.

New York Times: "That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It."

CNN: "Why Republican senators can't run from Trump's tweets."

The Hill: "Trump tweets spark fresh headache for Republicans."

Washington Post: "What's keeping Senate Republicans from ditching Trump."

President Trump's tweets have three purposes.

1. To inform the public.

2. To entertain.

3. To distract.

The public first learned for sure that Obama had used the national security apparatus to spy on President Trump via a March 4, 2017, tweet. The media scoffed and said the tweet came"without evidence." When the evidence arrived, the media ignored it. But Trump supporters noticed.

The tweets often are amusing, as is the over-the-top reaction from the press. Twitter management has positioned itself as a target for Trump supporters by being so blatantly unfair to him.

But the tweets provide a great distraction as the press just cannot resist attacking them. The media falls for the tweetstorms every stupid time because the media hovers over his tweets like vultures. They keep repeating his tweeting which widens his audience and allows him to change the subject.

His tweets take a few minutes to do, which frees him to do hours of work. While everyone in Washington was parsing his tweets in April and May, President Trump was working to pull the economy out of an abyss.

On May 22, New York magazine reported, "Why Our Economy May Be Headed for a Decade of Depression," in which it interviewed economist Nouriel Roubini, who as the cliche holds predicted 50 of the last 3 recessions because if you keep predicting recessions, eventually one comes along to prove you right. No one remembers the 20 times you were wrong.

This is one of those 20 times.

To those who say President Trump would be better off not tweeting, I say Piffle.

Let us get real. No one was ever elected president despite being illegally spied upon by the opposition president. No one.

President Trump has endured a special counsel from nearly the get-go as well as the first impeachment that carried no criminal allegation.

While all this was going on, the president nevertheless avoided war, made trade deals, cut taxes, and delivered the best economy in 50 years. He is even getting his wall up despite a lack of congressional funding.

Despite covid-19 and Democrats rioting, looting, and destroying cities, President Trump is on his way to raising a billion dollars, likely by the end of next month.

He needs my advice about as much as a goldfish needs a bicycle.

The president's tweets are the laser pointer. Reporters are the cats.



Tweet on, Mister President.

27 comments:

  1. The press gets rich going after his tweets without having to do any work. Do they really want Biden even for the 20 minutes he will be in office if elected? NO

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    1. The democrats are the ones who started the pandemic to overthrow Trump so they can get their money and power back. Leaked documents reveal the main players in this
      They want to do this to patriots .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  2. I came across a comment on the internet labeling the President a 'tweet fighter'. Your three points don't do him justice. His tweets are masterpieces. He provokes responses, and will occasionally let slip in something the media cannot resist commenting on, at the same time inviting them to publicize things they would prefer to hide. He takes a few minutes, hardly obscessing as he is accused of doing, and they obscess over it for two days. His choice of words couldn't be better, and if crude is what it takes to provoke the enemy, crude he is. On the issue of character, I do not recall one instance where he has commented badly on anyone without that person having gone after him previously.

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    1. Tweet Fighting Man. Me likey. Me likey lots...

      “Everywhere I hear the sound of marching charging tweets, boy
      Cause summer’s here and the time is right for tweeting to the streets, boy
      Well what can a POTUS do?
      Cept to play to his army of fans
      Cause the corrupt DC town
      It ain’t no place for
      A tweet fighting man“

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    2. You dont know me but Im your POTUS
      I'm alone here in this stinking swamp
      You dont love my kind in your world
      Pretty soon the tide will turn
      Ah you, telling them you know what my postings mean
      They aint blind and they dont like your ... some damn things

      Taking it to the tweets ..

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  3. I once overpaid a lawyer on a labor matter and the outcome was not good, but he taught me you never let anything go unanswered. You do not allow yourself to be labeled 'Katrina' and 'Abhu Grehb.' The President is not thin-skinned. The tweets are mandatory.

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    1. Agree-- the tweets are mandatory. Someone has to push back on the Left's aggression. But I hate that Trump is having to do so much if it on his own--i want to see FAR MORE pushback against the Left by all the other Republican officeholders. They need to be about 1,000 times more vocal. They should all be following Trump's example, if not on Twitter, than in another form. Ted Cruz seems to be the only one speaking out to a better degree. And then these timid, hiding-in-the-background Republicans dare to ask us for more money, more contributions. They should help their own selves and use their public position to SPEAK UP LOUD AND OFTEN.
      TeaPartyGal

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  4. 4: To break the fake News monopoly by going over their heads.

    I thought everyone knew of Juneteenth when we emancipated the last of the slaves in 1865.

    Never heard of it until a few years ago.

    And it did not emancipate the last of the slaves.

    The last of the slaves were emancipated in December of '65.

    When slavery was officially abolished.

    In DE.

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    1. I had never heard of juneteenth until a week ago. Maybe more bs? I've been around 73 years. Is this another kwanzaa?

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    2. After Juneteenth, there were four slave states that remained in the union, not just Delaware. the others were Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and after seceding from Virginia in 1863, West Virginia. The slaves in those states didn't have to wait long after Juneteenth, the 13th amendment was ratified on December 6th.

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    3. West Virginia officially abolished slavery on February 5, 1863, through its legislature.
      Maryland on November 1, 1864.
      Missouri on January 11, 1865.

      Kentucky was the only state that waited until the passage of the 13th Amendment.

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  5. I am usually more than entertained by his tweets! Sometimes they leave me scratching my head wondering where he's going with this one only to find out days later he had the press zigging while he was zagging. Lefties will never get it because they are so wedded to outrage that they can only react and not see things clearly. He is the laser pointer!

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  6. Much to the leftists dismay, Twitter is a yuuuuuge weapon for PDJT. May he continue to use it as he sees fit.

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  7. I imagine if we get a Biden tweet during the campaign, it will be the product of a week of focus groups and edits by 6 people from the New Yorker. Hence probably not too timely.

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  8. The president has over eighty MILLION Twitter followers. Why in the heck wouldn't he tweet every single day? The media won't cover anything he does unless he tweets!

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  9. The planets have aligned. We got the perfect man at the perfect time - after the invention of Twitter. - Gary B

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  10. I'm not on Twitter, but the value of it to PDJT is obvious: as pointed out above, it's his way round the MSM to the citizens.

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  11. Donald Trump tweets to inform the public. First and foremost. The MSM can't stand him doing that because it (A) bypasses them and (B) by bypassing them doesn't allow them to 'interpret' his remarks and publicize their interpretation before they get out to the general public. As a result they are constantly on their back foot responding to his tweets instead of massaging them.

    TarsTarkas

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    1. Exactly what I'm thinking. PDJT tweets directly to us, the people of America. Without the filters and crapstew of a media circus "Analyst" who gives morons a bad name.

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  12. I don't always comment but when I do I talk about narrative tweets

    The media complains about Trump being a post factual President

    What they mean is that Trump does not accept Media talking points as "facts".

    The media today is full of people practicing very cynical sophistry. These types are very versed in rhetoric and know that if you set the fact or talking points of non-debate you have won the debate.

    Settled science of global warming is a perfect example. Heck Bush White House CONCEDED the "settled science" talking point themselves! That's like giving your enemy a sword in a knife fight.

    Tweeting allows Trump to put out a few points of his own without having the media do the Anderson Cooper 360 eyeroll or edit that out on the evening news.

    It's a place where alternative facts can be aired and perhaps blunt some of the media's overbearing monopoly of debate "facts".

    The media personalities are brilliant Overton Window engineers. They know if you put the right in a box of "reasonable facts" that is say 25% right of center. Then you allow the loony left to go 99 on the left. Gee where's the middle? Yep 25+ left of center. ON EVERY ISSUE. This is default public policy in Europe folks. This is the Socialist Democrat Liberal Democracy(tm) paradise. They want to have every debate meet in the middle just at left of center. IN FACT I dare say my DC friends believe that moderate left of center IS NOW THE ACTUAL CENTER!

    Think about that carefully when you talk with your liberal friends. Yes William Buckley is a far right wing radical now. And beware your moderate middling right wing vies are now deemed radical.

    We NOW live in a nation where a man and woman defending private property with guns IS Wrongthink.

    This is why Trump Tweets on issues. He's putting a few factoids and points out that put the right side of the Overton Window much more balanced to the loony left hyperbole. This is why Trump = Hitler was such a thing 4 short years ago. OMG he wants to build a wall!!!! he's rounding up all the people of color and putting them behind that wall!!! stop him he's Hitler!

    Remember when "build the wall" was SOOOOO bad. Soooo evil. So meanspiriited(tm)?

    We are losing in the battlefield of ideas folks. Our young have been "settled scienced" into very dogmatic lefty positions on a whole host of issues.

    But at least THIS election cycle we don't have to be worried about the "climate change" and polarbears on tiny iceberts. At least we can get a break from that.

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    1. AG: Nice. I appreciate that. How about some new language, as in "Marxism-Socialism was never anything but a new version of Slavery".

      Hence consistent for the U.S. Democrat party.

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  13. I, too, am amazed at the number of Frump supporters that I know that always temper their support with "but I wish he wouldn't tweet." That's when I go into a long g lkst of his accomplishments starting with defeating 15 Republicans and Hillary for the Presidency then continuing through everything he done as President. I end by saying, "maybe he knows what he's doing...at least give him the benefit of the doubt."

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  14. I look at what the Brits are watching. This week BBC 3 has a program called Trump in Tweets. Here's the description: "As anyone with even the vaguest of interests in current affairs could tell you, the 45th President of the United States has a unique line in Twitter commentary. This baffling film looks at how Donald Trump’s account evolved."
    Every week they have some show that takes aim at him or the U.S. "Baffling"? Above there pay grade probably. Strap in for another 4 years Brits.

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  15. I lost count years ago Some normie will say, "I like Trump. But I wish he'd stop with the tweets."

    They think it's self-evident that Trump "rage tweets" at 3 a.m.--because the TV told them so. Such people NEVER have read any of Trump's tweets, BTW.

    I so enjoy shocking them by saying, "Trump's tweets are works of genius."

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  16. Historian Craig Shirley: "IF REAGAN WAS ALIVE TODAY, HE'D BE ON TWITTER USING THE WAY DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN USING TWITTER. BUT THINK ABOUT IT; IN 1930s, RADIO WAS THE NEW PHENOMENON YET REAGAN MASTERED IT. IN THE 40s, IT WAS TALKING PICTURES YET REAGAN MASTERED THAT. IN THE 50's, IT WAS COMMERCIAL TELEVISION AND REAGAN MASTERED THAT. HE MASTERED PRESS CONFERENCE AND SOUNDBITES. HE USED REGULAR COMMENTARY AND COLUMNS AND I'M CONVINCED TODAY IF REAGAN WAS ALIVE HE'D BE USING FACEBOOK, TWITTER. REMEMBER, THERE WAS A FAMOUS PHRASE IN 1980s 'OVER THE HEADS OF WASHINGTON'. WHEN REAGAN WANTED TO STIR AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SUPPORT HIM FOR SOME INITIATIVE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A PHRASE IN THE REAGAN WHITE HOUSE "HE'S GOING OVER THE HEADS OF WASHINGTON" WHICH IS WHAT TRUMP IS DOING NOW...HE WOULD BE USING THAT TECHNOLOGY."

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