Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again - a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
Unemployment claims are at the lowest level since 1973. Much of this has to do with the massive cutting of unnecessary and job killing Regulations!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
Dems are no longer talking DACA! “Out of sight, out of mind,” they say. DACA beneficiaries should not be happy. Nancy Pelosi truly doesn’t care about them. Republicans stand ready to make a deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
BIG CPAC STRAW POLL RESULTS: 93% APPROVE OF THE JOB PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING (Thank you!). 50% say President Trump should Tweet MORE or SAME (funny!). 79% say Republicans in Congress should do a better job of working with President Trump (starting to happen).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
The Democrat memo response on government surveillance abuses is a total political and legal BUST. Just confirms all of the terrible things that were done. SO ILLEGAL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
Dem Memo: FBI did not disclose who the clients were - the Clinton Campaign and the DNC. Wow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
And not surprisingly, Donald Trump tweeted about it, saying the democratic memo was a bust. And he went back to calling the investigations a witch hunt.And that's it. 9 pronouncements by the President (and one announcement of a TV interview) and nobody pays attention to more than one of them. Which raises an important question: how relevant is President Donald Trump? I mean, if he wasn't the POTUS, nobody would be reporting about any of these tweets. NPR discussed his "strategy" in raising the issue of teachers carrying guns in school, but Trump has already dumped that one on the states. Besides, how much of a "strategy" is it if the White House staff isn't interested in turning it into policy Congress can make a law about?
He's now put it front and center into the debate, even though the White House says they're not planning to make any kind of a legislative proposal on this. It hasn't gone through a policy process. He's just talking about it.
Sure, it makes Trump feel important, but what does it really do? While Trump has gone back to insisting the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt, that doesn't seem to be the opinion of the people who have plead guilty to criminal charges. So, how relevant is what the President says, really?
Seems to me we're all learning to ignore him. Which is a good thing for this President; but not necessarily a good thing for the Office of the President of the United States.