presidents in the age of twitter

“He’s clinical.”

I think they were mumbling about the trio of Trump tweets over the weekend … notably…

Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,

I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star …. to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!

In his defense, when challenged on stability, to defend yourself you’d have to iterate that you are mentally stable, thus putting you in the “can’t win” dilemma of coming off as defensive when you shout out “Me?  SANE!! Perfectly sane!”

“My mom sent a text.  Oprah Winfrey 2020.  Fine, but it’s too soon to talk about 2020.”

Actually, theoretically it isn’t.  In as much as everyone running is talking about 2020.  Whoever the heck is running.

And, sure, this is coming off the heels of some comments at an awards show (one Trump never needed to win) … but Winfrey for President strikes to me an admission of cultural defeat.

 

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