Trump had a response to all his critics who say that his use of Twitter is not “presidential.” The president believes that his tweets are not only presidential but “modern day presidential.” His remark comes just days after blasting one of his staunchest critics, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, for being “crazy” and “dumb as a rock.” He also said about Brzezinski that she was still bleeding from a face-lift when she begged him for an interview in December.
My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Trump Does It for His Fans
Some experts believe that a sitting president’s habit of openly intimidating journalists may not only be immoral, but illegal too. Trump, however, does it to galvanize his base who likes it that he “tells it like it is.” Someone should remind him that bullying someone from the Oval Office cannot be called ‘presidential.’
What ‘Presidential’ Really Looks Like
For measure and comparison, Abraham Lincoln lift the soldiers’ spirits before the Battle of Gettysburg with a gut-wrenching speech that reminded them that the new nation was “conceived in Liberty” and on the premise that all men are created equal.
Furthermore, one of America’s greatest presidents, John F. Kennedy, once said that one should not ask what America can do for them, one should ask what one can do for America.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
This is what you can call “presidential.” By contrast, Trump sent out tweets that insult journalists (he called Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough “low I.Q” and “psychotic,” respectively) and posted a video that shows him wrestling a CNN reporter to the ground; and all in just one week.
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