Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Even The Conservative WSJ Editorial Board Thinks Trump’s Tweets Are A Huge Problem

By Ryan Grenoble

Say what you will about his policy achievements, President Donald Trump is far more efficient than his predecessors in at least one area: alienating others and undermining himself on Twitter.

And The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board is sick of it.

The paper’s generally conservative board laid into Trump on Tuesday, making a strong case for the president to lay off his “pointless personal feuding.” The president is both seriously damaging U.S. interests and undermining his own agenda, the editorial argues. 

Exhibit A in its argument: Trump’s tweets following the terror attack in London over the weekend. He lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, whom he accused of inventing a “pathetic excuse” for the city’s increased police presence. In reality, Khan was merely telling citizens they had “no reason to be alarmed” by the added law enforcement officers.

Khan’s office took the high road and opted not to comment, telling media the mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks.” The Independent, a British newspaper, observed that Trump’s confusion might stem from watching Fox News, which aired only a snippet of Khan’s quote “entirely removed from its context.”

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Source: The Huffington Post

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