Let me start off by saying that it does not matter if you voted for Clinton or you voted for Trump. The election is over. Donald Trump is the President of the United States. The keyword here is ‘President’. And Presidents have to act, for lack of a better word, presidential.
Today’s headline is how Trump is upset with a picture that contrasts the size of the crowds from Obama’s inauguration with his. He went out of his way in the middle of a speech to the CIA to criticize the media for misreporting the size of the crowds. Even his press secretary blasted the media accusing them of “deliberate false reporting”.
As a points blogger, I write about trivial issues that do not affect the fate of mankind. You might not know that judging by some of the negative comments or tweets about me. Call a lounge ‘yuck’ and be prepared to answer a thousand questions on what the legal definition of yuck is. Give away a MS secret and get ready to have your manhood questioned. My knee-jerk reaction to these comments is to go on a tirade of expletives followed by an invitation to meet me in the parking lot at 3 o’clock. Instead, I show restraint and respond with a comment which may be snarky but is not insulting. Obviously, the right thing to do is to ignore the comments completely but this is a points blog and, in the words of Tom Brady, “This isn’t ISIS.”
Only in the case of President Trump, it is ISIS. It is the world’s largest economy. It is the United States. If President Trump can’t handle the press or Alec Baldwin giving him hell then how will he respond to comments from real adversaries? Will he fire off an angry response like a rash blogger? Will he be a smart ass like TPOL? Or will he, after reading this post, appreciate that he is now the leader of the free world and act accordingly?