In what many thought was finally an admission that he knows he shouldn’t be *president, Donald Trump tweeted, “My use of social media is not Presidential…” However, instead of stopping there and being a grown up, he decided to keep going and has announced why he tweets so much.
Trump tweeted out:
“My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!”
My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
That’s right, instead of owning how absolutely immature and childish his tweets are, and instead of apologizing to everyone he’s every defamed on Twitter, he decided to double down and declare he’s a “modern day” president. However, unless “modern day” is synonymous with “petulant child,” then no, he’s just a petulant child and is anything but presidential.
Trump’s tweets aren’t only often absolute lies and propaganda, but they’re also often extremely dangerous because it tells leaders around the world that Trump is easily triggered. That he’s not level-headed. For our allies, this must be terrifying. For our enemies, Trump exposing his weaknesses like this is insight into how he’ll behave with foreign policy. All in all, Trump tweeting like he does, besides being childish, is bad the whole way around. It absolutely isn’t “modern day presidential” — there’s no such thing — you’re either presidential or you’re not, and he’s not.
(*pending investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election)
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