Trump’s amazing twitter feats and troubling retweets

How in the hell does our president find time to actually tend to the job of president. incessant tweeting and retweeting, TV watching, rallies and golf.

I know we have a gig economy, but now we have a part time president, too?

The most troubling part of the report is the tremendous amount of credibility he gives to phony accounts from Russian, China, Iran and other players in the political propaganda and lies realm. In addition to retweeting any conspiracy nut who calls Trump a great “whatever”.

“I’ve been retweeted by the President of the United States, President Trump!” replied VB Nationalist, who gained thousands of followers after the high-level boost and took it as a sign of encouragement, adding, “Tell me again, how he doesn’t care about us.”

VBNationalist has promoted pizzagate among other conspiracies.

I understand tweeting as a modern communication medium. But the president giving a free ride to every nut job and extremists is really troubling.

We are in 1984 as per Orwell.

IMHO

16 thoughts on “Trump’s amazing twitter feats and troubling retweets

  1. The tweets are bad enough, but the retweets which His cult takes as gospel are worse.

    He can post the most vile racist, homophobic, sexist, etc, things he wishes and disavow ANY responsibility claiming they’re JUST retweets.

    Most sadly, his defenders will agree and excuse him.

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    1. As I said, that is the troubling part.

      In a sense we may have found this person:

      “It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay?”

      Everybody lies about their weight, our president is no exception.

      Just sayin’

      “O’Reilly: When you tweet out a thing, and this bothered me, I gotta tell you. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks, these were statistics you picked up from somewhere, at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent.

      Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show.

      O’Reilly: Why do you want to be in that zone?

      Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way.”

      https://www.factcheck.org/2015/11/trump-retweets-bogus-crime-graphic/

      He declared that the source was “supposedly an expert”. After careful consideration I am sure. The “consideration”, of course, was the millions of followers, not the truth.

      As a candidate that was deplorable. As a president, such behavior is inexcusable and dangerous.

      And he is still doing it.

      Sigh. 330 Million people and this was the best we could do?

      “ Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” H.L. Mencken

      OK, rant over. Arthritis subsiding after onslaught of Motrin.

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        1. We could have had Hillary, Gary, Ted, my neighbor’s poodle and EVERY one of them would be head, shoulders and paws better than the sad, embarrassing third-rate realty show host squatting in the Oval office now.

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  2. RE: “How in the hell does our president find time to actually tend to the job of president. incessant tweeting and retweeting, TV watching, rallies and golf.”

    Don’t let the NYT lead you around by the nose. You can examine the president’s Twitter feed for yourself, here:

    Contrary to the impression NYT wants you to have, most days Trump tweets out only two or three messages, and by far the majority of his tweets consist of nothing more than “happy warrior” political banalities. No Qanon, no Pizzagate, no white supremacy, no racism.

    NYT wants you to believe that because a tiny few of the president’s tweets can be linked by circuitous means to dubious sources, the entire nation and the whole world are in danger of becoming subjugated under Trumpian Big Brotherism. It is stories like this one which make NYT fake news.

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    1. I understand your point to a degree until a little math is applied. 11,000 tweets in about 1000 days in office is still an average of 11/day, 7 days a week.

      NYT documented hundreds of sites he has retweeted, a good amount were banned by twitter as extremist sources. That is more than a few.

      Why would any president do even one without at least checking sources? He has staff that can help with a few keystrokes.

      He is POTUS, not some silly school kid or, again, the fat man in bed.

      By now, his credibility in the world is dubious except among his “Fifth Avenue Club” members.

      Killing al Baghdadi was a good thing. Lying about his crying and whimpering was not. Even the Pentagon is saying they have no idea where he got that.

      God forbid a real crisis were to erupt. Who is going to believe anything his says? And we know from a first hand account that his strategy is to purposely confuse American citizens so they won’t know whom to believe.

      I stand by my comment and the assertion of the NYT.

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    2. RE: “I stand by my comment and the assertion of the NYT.”

      You’re welcome to it. When you do the math, how many of Trump’s average daily tweets are produced by him, personally, as opposed to produced by staff? That would seem to be an important statistic which NYT doesn’t report.

      But like I said, one can believe the NYT, or one can believe one’s own experience by examining Trump’s Titter feed itself.

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      1. “ how many of Trump’s average daily tweets are produced by him, personally, as opposed to produced by staff?”

        I would assume his personal tweets are the ones that don’t say “retweet” or other sources.

        Or are you saying that @realDonaldTrump is not real Donald Trump.

        That would be about typical, I suppose.

        So the president is hiding behind a phony twitter feed of an anonymous tweeter using his name to pretend he is who he isn’t?

        What did we elect, a hologram? Or was what Trump told Leslie Stahl about deliberately confusing his fellow citizens the one time he didn’t lie?

        Alice in Wonderland is starting to look mighty real.

        Wow.

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        1. RE: “Or are you saying that @realDonaldTrump is not real Donald Trump.”

          I’m saying that if you watch the feed with your own eyes instead of relying on what NYT tells you, you might notice that a lot of the volume is just standard WH communications that staff probably produces. In other words, your claim that DJT spends an inordinate amount of personal time tweeting messages is a questionable one.

          As I originally said: “Don’t let the NYT lead you around by the nose.” (Especially when it is easy enough to follow your own nose.)

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          1. OK, I can concede that my bit of hyperbole on the amount of actual hours spent tweeting is not a big deal.

            The most troubling are the retweets of extremist and unverified accounts and bogus information. Giving world wide platforms to lies and fringes by the office of our president is abhorrent. Even O’Reilly was astounded in that reference interview when Trump posted that phony, racist crime statistic from a non-existent bureau. And that was before he had the spotlight of the Oval Office.

            And that is what I wrote originally. Just one or two of those is inexcusable. Hundreds are just criminal in my book. He has no respect for the power of the president’s office.

            Somebody’s nose is being yanked and it ain’t mine.

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