The White House trotted out President Donald Trump’s favorite gal to play damage control early this morning. Of course, she appeared on Fox & Friends, which seems to be one of the only shows she can handle.
Fox & Friends didn’t play coy and came straight out to address the ongoing problem with Trump’s loose thumbs and his frequent bizarre temper tantrums on Twitter.
Trump recently tweeted a clip of him wailing on WWE CEO Vince McMahon from a 2007 WWE special. It was all staged, of course. However, the main issue is the fact that McMahon’s face was covered up by the CNN logo – giving the impression that Trump was and can beat up the media physically. The tweet could be considered a direct endorsement of violence against the press.
Conway criticized the media for not covering the fact he tweeted out a pro-military July 4th tweet earlier. She said:
‘The media have now moved on from Russia to cover themselves, and I doubt that’s going to help their 14 percent approval rating.’
Stop. Collaborate and listen Kellyanne. Let’s not talk about approval ratings. Trump’s disapproval rating on July 1 was a whopping 57 percent according to Gallup. Do you really want to go there Kellyanne?
‘The American people see that they’re trying to interfere with the president communicating directly through his very powerful social media network channels.’
She also tried to throw shade.
‘Look, I know it’s a heck of a lot easier to cover 140 characters here or there or what the president may be saying about the media here or there than it is to learn the finer points of how Medicaid is funded in this country and how that would or would not change under the Senate bill.’
One of the good things about Trump’s tweeting is it allows Americans and the press to get a glimpse into Trump’s mind, his psyche, and what his current thoughts are. The reason the media and the American people are making such a big deal about the tweeted video is that it reveals some frightening truths about Trump’s personality and reasoning.
First, anyone with the slightest amount of common sense would know tweeting such a video was unacceptable as president. Trump is not a private citizen anymore. He’s the president of the United States. That’s just not proper etiquette for a president. He doesn’t have to be perfect, but he needs to know how to act.
Second, the outrage over Trump’s tweet is not just from the media. The tweet sparked an outcry across the board. Republicans have criticized their orange demigod for his tweeting especially after his recent tweet attacks aimed at Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski.
Third, the tweet revealed his utter disdain for the institution of the American free press. America was built on a foundation that included the protection of free speech and the press. A major contributing factor to America’s birth as a nation was the fact several dissenters wrote pamphlets calling for American independence. Trump should get a history lesson and realize what contributed to America becoming the great nation that he is supposed to be running.
You can watch the rest of Conway’s remarks below:
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