TRUMP’S ‘NA­TIONAL DIS­CUS­SION’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

When he took of­fice, Pres­i­dent Trump brought a valu­able skill set with him, honed dur­ing his pro­duc­tive time in the pri­vate sec­tor, and in the realm of both big busi­ness and show busi­ness.

“Much of what the pres­i­dent says on Twit­ter and dur­ing po­lit­i­cal ral­lies can be in­ter­preted as de­lib­er­ate and de­signed to con­trol the con­ver­sa­tion. The prob­lem with Repub­li­cans has al­ways been they have no fight in them and make no at­tempt to con­trol what peo­ple are dis­cussing in the me­dia — and by me­dia, I do not just mean the main­stream me­dia — I mean all me­dia in­clud­ing Face­book, Twit­ter, and In­sta­gram. Repub­li­cans have al­ways been re­ac­tive, not proac­tive,” writes Amer­i­can Thinker colum­nist William L. Gensert.

“Pres­i­dent Trump has sure changed that, hasn’t he? For the first time in my mem­ory it is a Repub­li­can dic­tat­ing the na­tional dis­cus­sion. He says some­thing on Twit­ter or at a rally, then he steps back and watches as the main­stream me­dia, Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram, strangers on line at Whole Foods (“Thank you, come again”) lose their col­lec­tive minds in hor­ror about the in­sen­si­tiv­ity,” Mr. Gensert con­tin­ues.

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