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Tweet storm

June 7, 2017

These events are best understood in the order in which they occurred.

1) Kellyanne Conway goes on CNN complaining that the media is obsessed with Trump’s tweeting, and denying that it is his chosen method of communicating with the public. Monday morning.

2) During(!) that interview, Trump makes his travel ban tweet: “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”

3) That same morning, George Conway, a lawyer and Kellyanne’s husband, tweets a response to that: “These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad.”

4) Tuesday morning, just in case there were any lingering doubt about his chosen means of communicating with the public, Trump tweets: “The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.” Which, as usual with Trump, is a lie. The media loves his tweeting. It is his outreach team and his lawyers and his other staff who have some issue with it.

5) The ACLU also likes Trump’s tweeting: “Here at the ACLU, we think you should keep using social media.” Really likes it: “Yes, we may incorporate @realDonaldTrump’s tweets about the ban into our Supreme Court argument.”

Of course, Trump’s tweets sometimes embarrass us all, for example, when he used the London terror attack as an excuse to falsely criticize its mayor. I apologize to my British friends for that one. Most Americans are better than that.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    June 7, 2017 9:38 am

    You need to see a Closer Look with Seth Meyers, where he has video of Kellyanne Conway asserting that tweeting is in fact Trump’s chosen method of communicating with the public. Not that her lying matters anyways. Here is the video (check it around 5 minutes in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIRm1rY4nF4

    • rturpin permalink*
      June 7, 2017 9:55 am

      Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me in the least. It’s really sort of a shame that neither Spicer nor Conway nor any other of Trump’s hired spokespeople seem to be having any fun in their roles. Seems to me someone who accepted that Trump is a flim-flam man, and that everyone knew it, could both try to put the best face on that, and enjoy having to change the spin from one day to the next. “Well, yes, but as you know, that was yesterday…”

      I nominate Jon Stewart.

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