After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians," nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
No, what's sad is that you think they have to. It's still an investigation, not a trial. Suck it up, buttercup.
The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
No, that's not the problem....(patience, we're getting there!)
Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Enthusiasm for what? Your removal from office? As for regulations, they take years to alter or even remove. That you think you've swept them away in your first 5 months in office is laughable! The most effective thing you've done is issue two executive orders that courts have consistently rebuffed as beyond the scope of your powers.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Funny, you told the world you were going to fire Comey anyway. How does this concept of causation work again?
Being a petty blogger, I can post those tweets and comment on them and chortle in my righteous joy and attract my audience of 3 or more (Hi! Thanks for coming!). CNN, on the other hand:
“This morning his tweets were about pushing back that there has been no proof yet on collusion with Russia,” Cuomo explained. “That was his first tweet morning.”The healthcare bill is a big deal. But it isn't in print, and it isn't being done in front of cameras, and frankly no one knows what's in it (it's on double super secret probation!). So how can CNN report on it when there are so many tweets from POTUS to flash on the screen and tut-tut over?
“Shame on us,” Camerota interjected. “I mean shame on us. We are the people who become consumed with the tweets. I know Chris likes the tweets — he thinks they are a window inside the mind of the president. But we are the people devoting our hours of this morning to that instead of something that affects a lot of people like, say, health care and what the Republican plan is and why they’re doing it behind closed doors.”
“I mean, we are the people that have to be judicious about which rabbit hole we want to go down,” she continued.
After CNN political director David Chalian attempted to defend the coverage, Camerota made a suggestion.
“There’s only 24 hours in a day. We have been doing it at the expense of health care,” Camerota remarked. “Let’s change that right now. Let me put my money with my mouth is. So we’re done with the tweets. What do you know about the health care — what do you know about what’s going on? Do we know any of the details of what the president will be presenting? Would be easier to talk about health care if we actually knew what was in the bill?”
I mean, journalism is hard! They've got 24 hours to fill, and talking about health care bills creates MEGO! Right? Of course, they could do this: "We asked 8 Senate Republicans to explain what their health bill is trying to do," and report on the non-answers the way VOX did. Or report on this story:
“I have been in contact with a lot of Democrats in Congress,” says Yale’s Jacob Hacker, who is influential in liberal health policy circles, “and I am confident that the modal policy approach has shifted pretty strongly toward a more direct, public-option strategy, if not ‘Medicare for all.’”Which seems like a pretty big deal. Because frankly, the problem of Trump's tweets is getting pretty boring, even for a petty blogger like me.