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Opinion: Trump’s Tweeting Sullies the Presidency

In the era of anti-political correctness, we have witnessed a new method of policymaking. Tweeting. Donald Trump has frequently displayed his sheer impulsiveness by announcing major legislative moves via his personal Twitter account. Simply browsing his Twitter feed will give you an in-depth view of the inner workings of “The Donald.” From unhinged tirades to producing fan-fiction where Hillary is the president, Trump is showing a new way of American leadership that’s surprising, but also a bit disturbing.

We have reached a shift in politics where both constituents and lawmakers have become hyperpartisan. It’s obvious in the rhetoric espoused by our elected leaders who seem to forget it’s country over party and not vice versa. Over the course of the last 440 days, we have seen decisions being made by our commander-in-chief that is so far from the status quo, it has frightened representatives on both sides. If that weren’t disturbing enough, it seems that Trump will lie like his life depended on it. Sure, politicians have lied before, but it is never OK from ANY party, especially with the speed and inaccuracy at which he does it.

Republicans have repeatedly stated that the office should change his demeanor. Judging from his tweeting, I have come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is simply ignorant and chooses to be. It’s unfortunate that I have to say this since Americans should want to see their president prosper. Unfortunately, it has been proven, on a plethora of occasions, that Donald Trump simply lacks the knowledge, skills or even the integrity to run the office of the president effectively. His behavior and erratic tweeting are unbecoming of a president of ANY party.

Of the more than 37,300 tweets coming from @realDonaldTrump, I found a few that show me that this is a president that not only contradicts himself constantly but doesn’t bother to tell the American people the truth.



On several occasions, Trump has taken Putin’s word that he didn’t meddle in our election. Also, Obama has responded to Russian election meddling much faster than Trump has. In December 2016, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and enforced blanket sanctions on several Russian diplomats. When new sanctions were passed by the house and the Senate, Trump reluctantly signed them into law stating that it was “significantly flawed” because he didn’t have any say.

“Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that, and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it,” -Trump


 

National Security Advisor: Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster, John Bolton. 1 year.

 

 


LIE. 1 year, 79 days (as of 4/9). According to the former Mexican president, Vicente Fox, “Mexico is not going to pay for that f**king wall.”

 



Donald Trump has visited his golf clubs 100 times since his inauguration (as of 4/9). 

Of those 100 visits, it has been confirmed that he golfed 47 times, most recently on 3/31 with Sean Hannity (as of 4/9)

“If I win, I may never see my property—I may never see these places again. But because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks.” -Trump


On April 7, 2017, Donald Trump authorized a missile strike consisting of 59 tomahawk missiles targeted at Shayrat Airbase in Syria.

 

 


Republicans currently control the House, Senate, and the presidency. Despite this, he blames every negative occurrence on the Democrats.

 

 


Trump appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai who is a huge opponent of Net neutrality. On December 14, 2017, the FCC, headed by Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality protections. 

 

 


 

After the Parkland shooting in February, Trump fully embraced arming school teachers and even went as far as giving bonuses to teachers who are armed.

“You give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free, you have now made the school into a hardened target.”-Trump


 

I really hope so.

 


“transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.” -Trump (7/26/17). So much for that.


I mean …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


According to the Congressional Budget Office, our budget deficit will be $804 billion for FY 2018.

 

 


Trump is known for live tweeting Fox and Friends segments from time to time and even giving endorsements. Also, it seems that he takes advice on policy via pundits on Fox News.

 

 

 

 

 

 


For some fresh irony, Trump pardoned Scooter Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff. If you’ve never heard of him, he was indicted and then prosecuted for leaking the identity of a covert CIA operative. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison and a fine of $250,000. Libby did not serve any prison time due to his sentence (sans fine) being commuted by George W. Bush.

 


Keep going, President Trump. The world is watching.

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