Please Mr. President, Stop Tweeting

Please Mr. President, Stop Tweeting, Fred Arnold, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE
By Fred Arnold
I love advances in technology. Probably no singe area has benefited from new technology than the media. We now have the ability to truly report something in the blink of an eye, on the spot, as it happens.

Breaking news, dateline August 11, 2017.

Facebook. Twitter, Instagram and more. Everyday it seems something new comes along so we can record, report, picture and comment on something while it unfolds. But something makes me long for the good old days. That something, or rather someone, is President Donald Trump.

The president’s overuse of Twitter has me seeing double and frankly my blood boiling.

Certainly it is his right, as it is the right of everyone, to weigh in on Twitter. But somehow I do not expect the leader of the free world to chime in on everything from how wonderful the chocolate cake was to whoever it is that has mad him mad now. I expect more from my president. More demeanor…more class…more restraint.

Apparently I’m not alone in how I feel. I don’t put a lot of stock in polls. A poll can turn out whatever result you want it to depending on who you ask. But for the sake of discussion I saw a poll earlier today that said seven or of 10 Americans feel that President Trump Tweets too much. Of those another 57 percent say Twitter is too risky of a way for him to communicate in that his social media posts are too easy to misconstrue.

It gets very old waking up each morning, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, turning on the news and having to hear what the president Tweeted overnight. Donald Trump is a different kind of president and a different kind of man. He’s in your face. If you don’t like it, “you’re fired,” plain and simple.

During the last election Americans said they wanted changed. Anything different. Well, change and different is exactly what we got. I think we’ll just have to deal with it. I just wish he were a little more presidential.

While I’m at it I am tired of the phrase “fake news” too. There has always been fake news. What’s real and what’s fake depends on which side of an issue you sit. The truth is always the truth if what is being reported is what you want to hear.

On second thought maybe it would just be better if Melania took away Donald’s phone and we could quit talking about all of this.

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Shaun is the owner and publisher of Fairbury News Now, an independent media website covering Jefferson County Nebraska.
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