We all like to have an audience, don’t we?
I’m starting this new blog hoping that you and your friends will follow it. I go down the hallway to check the weekend’s worship attendance each Sunday – walking away with a smile when the attendance is good and walking away a bit deflated when the size of the crowd didn’t meet my self-imposed desires and expectations. I know some people who still track the number of friends they have on Facebook. I know a woman who obsesses about the number of “followers” she has on Twitter, and who tries to figure-out who stopped following her every time her number drops. We all like to have an audience, don’t we?
Have you been watching Twitter-D’s social media meltdown?
It all started (at least in my own recollection) when Twitter-D started attacking women who had accused him of sexual impropriety. Twitter-D’s meltdown continued as he tweeted outrageous messages about political opponents; and then, moved on to the Press. James Comey came under attack when he publicly stated that the President asked for his loyalty. People all around the world watched Twitter-D’s attack against “crazy” Joe Scarborough and “dumb as a rock” Mika Brzezinski (who according to the President showed up at Mar-a-Lago around New Year’s Eve “bleeding badly from a face-lift”). And now, Twitter-D has tweeted a video that shows him giving a rock-solid body-slam to CNN.
I believe that Twitter-D is being Twitter dumb.
“If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also; though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, and yet it boasts of great things.” (James 3:3-5)
I’ve watched you make yourself into a public spectacle long enough!
You have been elected to be the President of the United States, and the words that you say (or choose to tweet) are important. The entire world’s watching you, and your reckless and inappropriate social media outbursts need to stop.
President Harry Truman once said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Perhaps, Mr. President, you need to simply accept the fact that you will be questioned and criticized. It’s not the job of the American press to be your friend. It’s not the job of the American press to simply sit in silence as you put your own spin on everything that you are doing. Get over it!
You might think that your highly-inappropriate tweets are funny – and you may even be encouraged by the fact that your most loyal followers “like” what you tweet. But your ongoing social media attacks make you look both out-of-control and completely unqualified to serve as the leader of our nation.
Please, Twitter-D, stand up and start leading our nation in the direction that you would like it to move by providing a good example of solid and effective leadership. Your social media rants need to stop, and you need to start showing the world that you’re truly not Twitter dumb.
The American Court Jester