One would imagine that the President of the United States of America would have more important things to do than to tweet 24 hours a day and obsess on reporters who criticize him.
As a person who voted for Donald Trump, I tried to dismiss his infamous adolescent behaviour on Twitter since he became president, hoping that he would focus on his agenda.
But when Trump unloaded his unhinged anger on Twitter at MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, I said, “Enough is enough!”
How childish, low-brow, and in-poor-taste!
His reaction was not only unbecoming for any adult — but more significantly, for the president of the most powerful country on earth. Apparently, the president popped off because Mika and Joe derided him on their show for hanging a fake Time Magazine cover of himself at one of his properties.
But this isn’t the first time Trump has borne down on the co-hosts turned lovebirds.
Ever since they began questioning whether he’s mentally fit to be president, he’s had an unhealthy obsession with them. Testy Trump claims he doesn’t watch “low-rated Morning Joe,” yet he appears to watch religiously.
After his initial Twitter tirade, Trump continued his war on Mika and Joe, tweeting this on June 30:
“Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show”
Then this on July 1:
“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!”
Really, Mr. President? Don’t you have anything better to do, like lobbying GOP members of the Senate to get behind a bill to repeal Obamacare?
It’s no surprise that a Quinnipiac poll found 61% of registered voters think Trump should STOP tweeting. Americans didn’t vote for Trump to tweet. We voted for him to put the country on a path of prosperity — by repealing Obamacare, creating jobs, and making America safe and great again.
Instead of calming down, Trump doubled down and reloaded on Twitter, grabbing headlines with his pro-wrestling-themed tweet which showed him beating down an opponent with CNN logo superimposed on his face.
Not only is this beneath the dignity of the office of the presidency, this crescendo of indecency exhibited by Trump comes on the eve of America’s independence holiday.
Our July 4 holiday celebrates the tenets of liberty and freedom that this country was founded upon — breaking away from the tyrannical shackles of Great Britain and creating the world’s most enduring democracy.
Ironically, Trump is acting like a king in the way he and his administration are trying to bully, lecture and ultimately silence the press.
It’s no secret that news outlets like CNN, NBC and others don’t like Trump. However, the president’s job is not to stoop to school-yard insults worthy of a fifth grader — or be held accountable to Twitter.
More and more, I question whether the #Fraud is the one sitting in the Oval office.