I'm going to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt and say that this was Trump's humor gone horribly wrong. I'm guessing Trump was irritated by the media's constant comparison between him and Nixon, he just tweeted what he thought would be a funny joke. Not really sure how I feel about a President joking about a very serious situation like this though.
As for cancelling the Press Briefings....Absolutely, positively, the worst idea possible.
So your concerns is that he possibly has a inappropriate sense of humour here, and that you think that cancelling the Press Briefings are a horrible idea (or it that his inappropriate humour again - not likely consider other rumblings early on about changing things around with Press Briefings).
So are these your utmost concerns here? Leaving completely aside the possible Trump/Trump campaign Russia connections/collusion. You are more concerned about those than:
- the incompetence shown by Trump and his administration has shown this week
(which seems funny until you realize the powers they have, and the consequences of mis-using them)
- their relationship with the truth
(which seems funny until you realize they are suppose to lead or support congress in fixing problems, while communicating as clearly and truthfully as possible to citizens what their plan is, and why they are doing it).
- their relationship to each other
(" ", and using DAG to come up with a pre-text to fire someone, then throwing DAG under the bus, then when that came back to bit him in the ass, throwing his VP & the rest of his press people under the bus. And, related to the incompetence bit, didn't even have to the decent to be professional in Comey's firing, and there was already a review on Comey's behaviour/actions vis-a-vis the email investigation that they did not wait for, if that was the reason for his decision. Which it was not)
- appears that Trump wanted an independent subordinate agency head to pledge complete loyalty to him.
Unspecified/blank-check loyalty pledges really shouldn't be a thing, for anyone….
(which, with the flip flop on kindness to Hillary, seems funny, until you realize that Trump is acting like a King, or even an autocrat, and doesn't care for checks and balances. To create a pretense that there are checks and balances he used DAG to create a letter provided pre-text to fire Comey different from the real reasons Trump fired him).
I mean, Conway even said this week that it was "inappropriate" to question Trump. I rather think it is inappropriate for her to think it is inappropriate. There is no sense in having any trust, or even a pretense of trust, in their decency and/or that they are working for the good of American people. Heck, the Trump administration have dropped the pretense of that this week, which is why it would make no sense that anyone else if giving them any benefit of the doubt on their decency. Entirely sychophantic, all of them, without a moral fibre in-between them.
Edited by sierraleone, 12 May 2017 - 04:07 PM.