If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that Mock handles our Twitter, and I handle our Instagram feed. I have a general disdain for Twitter – it’s as if Facebook was too cumbersome of a platform to let everyone know you were taking a crap, so Twitter was born.
Yaaaaay human race.
Anywho, I’ve tried – successfully, so far – to stay off Twitter until someone drags me kicking and screaming. And I figure by then, I’ll be super old, so I’ll be almost as offensive by design, because my filter will be completely nonexistent by that point (it fades by the day – aging is awesome that way).
The thing about the Tweet machine, though, is that our President-elect is on it. And he seems to really enjoy it. And I happen to like the President-elect. I feel as though I’m the Chick out here who has consistently supported the guy over the past couple of years. I’ve always appreciated his candor and #givenocraps attitude and #tellitlikeitis and the fact that his Twitter account really is, well, quite transparent.
Mock, on the other hand, would like a bit more decorum and formality and presidential-ity (yes, that’s a made up word) and whatnot. We’ve gone back and forth about this on our radio show. And you should be listening to that, if you’re not, by the way.
She thinks that he should ditch the Twitter a bit. Me? I’ve been saying that he’s probably NOT going to stop tweeting anytime soon – just like he’s not going to stop being Trumptastic anytime soon. And people need to quit trying to change the guy already. Frankly, it’s like the woman who marries the guy knowing full well that he’s rough around the edges, and then she tries to change him into something he’s not. Lady – you’re destined for the divorce lawyer. Staaaaahp it already.
Which brings me to yesterday. I think it was the first time in history that I was a little irritated that Trump tweeted. When he fired back to Meryl Streep about her stupid comments about him at the first of what will be an obscene amount of celebridiot awards shows this year. I did feel a twinge of, “why is he firing back to this idiot? Her pettiness and out-of-touch-ness is beneath his response! That woman is a loon!”
It was a first. And my response surprised even me, so it made me wonder – what do y’all think, clever and competent readers? Do you think he should ditch the Tweet machine? Or should he keep on letting his fingers fly?
I’d love to hear what you think about this, because many of his supporters are asking him to STOP tweeting. A few examples:
These are people who love him and think he’s great, and they’re just a teeny-tiny sampling of many. They want him to put it away once he’s sworn in.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens.