Donald Trump is going to go nuts over CNN’s latest photo of him. The network is already in his sights for imagined slights. Of course, he has declared war on all of the media, but that is a really bad idea, and this is why.
Trump held a strange, rambling press conference last week where he called the media his enemy. Toward the end of that tirade, 45 asked for a good question and only approved when a reporter lobbed him a big softball question about Melania Trump.
In a classic photo, CNN captured Trump exiting his plane with huge capital letters above the president’s head reading “MENTAL.” The perfect shot came at a time when Congress is having some very real questions about the stability of the man in the Oval Office.
John Avarosis tweeted:
‘Does no one in that White House do any advance work at all? Look closely. They’re just sloppy.’
Trump has repeatedly called CNN the “fake news,” which is not a smart thing to do because the network is very clever. Without all of these attacks on the press, it is unlikely that the MENTAL photos would have made the cut.
Now, the timing is just too perfect. After that bizarre press conference, Trump’s pick for national security advisor bowed out Friday, and Congress has begun questioning their leader’s fitness.
Even before Trump was elected, USA Today’s editorial staff wrote:
‘He is erratic. Trump has been on so many sides of so many issues that attempting to assess his policy positions is like shooting at a moving target. A list prepared by NBC details 124 shifts by Trump on 20 major issues since shortly before he entered the race. He simply spouts slogans and outcomes (he’d replace Obamacare with “something terrific”) without any credible explanations of how he’d achieve them.’
Aravosis is not alone when he says:
‘I’ve never seen anything like it in an adult.’
Aravosis makes a good point. This flying by the seat of its pants administration ends up being simply sloppy. In a second tweet, Aravosis wrote:
‘And it’s real. I just took it watching Cnn [sic] live.’
It should be fun to see how the new president decides to react to this photo. A picture does not need to say a thousand words. All it needs is one, “MENTAL.”
Feature Image: John Aravosis’ Twitter page.