Skip to comments.Dems' Latest Strategy: Trump's Addicted To Twitter!
Posted on 08/20/2019 11:14:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Democrats are pretty desperate to beat President Donald J. Trump in 2020. He just packed a stadium in New Hampshire last week. His crowd attendance broke the previous record set by the world-famous singer, Elton John. With stats like that, leftists are going to try just about anything to convince the American voters that the president is unfit for the job. Their latest strategy? Claiming "The Donald" is addicted to Twitter.
The Daily Beast reports that the Center for American Progress has been telling candidates the best way to beat Trump is to frame him as ineffective. The group says the easiest way to show the cause of his ineffectiveness is to blame it on his Twitter.
via Daily Beast:
One of the party’s top think tanks has been privately encouraging lawmakers and candidates to attack the president for failing to deliver on the promises he made because he’s too consumed by social media. It is, undoubtedly, the first case of a campaign tactic geared towards turning a president’s online behavior into a liability; though rarely has a president’s reliance on—and use of—a media bullhorn been such a defining personality trait. Those pushing it have offered new polling data to bolster the idea that the argument will move voters.
Indeed, Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, told the Daily Beast that he thinks "only the hardest core Trump believers think he should spend more time on Twitter. But that is the reality of his presidency. For better or worse people think he spends most of his time on Twitter and the way he engages on it is mostly negative."
"Juxtaposing that becomes a very powerful way of underscoring how he has not accomplished anything economically for the American people," Nayak added. "Going after that is an effective way of attacking Trump without impugning the motives of anyone who voted for him."
True, the president tweets a lot. But the idea he hasn't been effective in the real world doesn't really add up. He's basically reshaped the judiciary, deregulated massive parts of the economy, and has had consistent real wage and job growth throughout his presidency. Likewise, Trump's Twitter feed does a lot of good for the presidency. He's pretty funny on it.
Leah covered his latest joke on Twitter in regard to Greenland:
I promise not to do this to Greenland! pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
So what? I’m addicted to FR.
Too bizee tweeting to rug the country?
I call his tweets...."The Daily Bone".
Says the same people who are addicted to reading Twitter and producing Propaganda.
Hasn’t that been their pitch since November of 2016?
I don’t think they like these new, young whippersnapper presidents using that newfangled technology to speak directly to the people. :)
Gayle King, Oprahs friend tried this approach during CBS This Morning interview with sect'y of state.
His tweeting is effective.
Therefore they are trying to do one of the following:
Scare him off of Twitter (not going to happen).
Convince Melania or Ivanka his tweets are uncouth and he should knock it off.
Convince Twitter to disable his account.
Anything to stop him from using it as an effective campaign weapon.
Are the democrats obsessively tweeting this to everyone they know?
Left, which claims to be so educated and smart compared to the average “mouth breather who votes republican” still haven’t figured out that Trump has been playing them like a fiddle for the last 4 years.....
It annoys them no end, he eliminated the need for press conferences and news reporters. They can no longer easily twist the meaning of his statements, it's an end around.
What bothers the Left is that the President has a voice.
He shoots them down constantly.
They can’t get a big mem going, because he jumps in and just pulverizes it.
This is an attempt at PC like intimidation, to get the president to adopt the Bush policy of allowing anyone to trash him, the party, Conservatives, and policy without so much as a whimper.
Hey democRats, those days are gone!
They can’t control the narrative if he talks to the public.
They’ve been complaining about his tweets from day 1.
*sigh*....XXX is bad, vote for me.
But if they did, tens of millions of people will simply follow Trump to another platform that is NOT Twitter.
Which is why Twitter will never ban him.
Trump is addicted to telling us the truth
BEFORE the left-wing media can change it.
Translation: Trump's addicted to talking to the American people.
We must put a stop to this.
Trump Tweets because it makes Dem Heads explode ,LOL
“...Convince Twitter to disable his account....”
Can anyone imagine the BACKLASH if Twitter did that??? Hard to imagine....what a campaign tool!
As if Trump actually posts the tweets. My guess is that somebody writes them, prints them out for him to okay, then posts them. Addicted? Like the ultra high-tech Obama was “addicted” to his Blackberry? Blackberry? Seriously?
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