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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Was Trump's Tweet Against Mika Brzezinski Too Much?

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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This morning I was watching Herm Edwards on ESPN talk about rookies in the NFL, and in one of his speeches he said, "Put on your phone a label reading 'don't hit send.'"

Edwards was explaining that once you become a player in the NFL, all eyes are on you, and everything will be scrutinized.  And, once you hit SEND, you can't take it back.

I like the fact that President Trump tweets.  It is a great way to bypass the media.  However, with anything, when using social media, one needs to be responsible with how one uses it.

There is an old saying.  With freedom comes responsibility.  Well, the truth is, with anything and everything comes responsibility.  While I enjoy the fact that we have a President of the United States who uses the social media to connect with the people, and I approve of the fact that he uses Twitter, Trump is going to need to learn how to be more diplomatic and reasonable with his tweets.

Yes, Mika Brzezinski is crazy and has ties to socialist and communist groups.  Yes, she and her co-host Joe Scarborough have it out for Trump, and attack him relentlessly.  Yes, they are wrong in what they do, and need to be metaphorically punched in the mouth.  However, that strong response needs to be done in such a way that it doesn't give the foaming at the mouth media the opportunity to tell the public he's "cruel" and has launched a "personal attack" on Twitter.

The tweet war between Mika and Trump led to the following. . . 

I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
5:52 AM - 29 Jun 2017

The next Tweet continued the sentence: "...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

Within minutes, Brzezinski shot back with a photograph showing text on the back side of a Cheerios cereal box: “Made for Little Hands,” a reference to the left's personal attacks against Trump claiming he has unusually small hands.

In response, the media is saying that the President is "bullying, lying, and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job."

Funny.  They can't seem to look in the mirror.

First Lady Melania Trump’s office defended the president's outburst in a statement: “As First Lady has stated publicly... when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

During this morning's press conference, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said similarly, “This is a president who fights fire with fire.”

Fine.  Fight.  But do it in a more strategic manner without handing to the press all of the fodder they need to tell the public more garbage about you, and enabling them to do it with your own words.

Maybe Trevor Loudon's research about how many of the turkeys in Washington are connected to the Democratic Socialists of America and communism would be a start in fueling a more appropriate response.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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