The media, liberals and many conservatives are all in an uproar over President Donald Trump’s Twitter war with liberal media personalities and the media in general. Everyone is blaming Trump, but as most of us have told our kids on many occasions, it takes 2 to pick a fight. In other words, the Twitter war with Trump is as much the fault of the liberal media as it is the fault of Trump.
Let me begin by saying that as adults we should all attempt to control our language when dealing with other people. It’s something we attempt to train all of our children to do, and it’s something we expect from the people we deal with on a daily basis. One of the simplest truths of “adulting” is that we sometimes hold our tongue, even when we feel like letting it loose.
So, it should come as no surprise to you when I say that sometimes, I wish our President would refrain from letting loose on Twitter. His comments may be cathartic, for a moment, but they eventually cause a lot more trouble than they’re worth.
The latest example of this came when he chided MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for attacking him again, before then personally attacking Brzezinski…
I agree with most people that Trump should try to use some restraint and tact in his responses, but then again, his unorthodox nature is one of the things that helped him get elected. Years ago, I worked with Sen. Barry Goldwater on a committee and I always admired him because he spoke his mind without worrying about who he offended. If someone needed chastisement, Goldwater was glad to oblige. That honesty made him a rarity in politics and not as well liked as the career baby-kissers.