By Hannah Barron Gambrell
President Donald J. Trump – Those words are not something many people ever expected to hear. Yet, even after his raging Tweets and other bizarre things he has done publicly, he was still elected our president.
For many, his Tweeting and other forms of social media are a good laugh. Some think it is good he is not sheltering who he is or hiding his thoughts. Others see his words as demeaning, offensive and disrespectful. Trump isn’t doing a great job dealing with the media while also serving as president of the United States and commander and chief.
Many wonder what he’ll say next on Twitter – not because it might seem wise or insightful, but because it will be entertaining and give them a reason to poke fun at our new president. Here are some examples of the Tweets I am talking about:
“I have never seen a thin person drinking diet coke.” (@realDonaldTrump)
“Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.” (@realDonaldTrump)
And one of my personal favorites:
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama’s birth certificate is a fraud.” (@realDonaldTrump)
While watching an interview with the FLOTUS, Melania Trump, someone asked if he approved of what Donald was saying on social media. She said she couldn’t control him, and that he is a grown man. I think that says a lot in itself. This is a grown man acting like a child. It is embarrassing to see a grown adult act this way, especially our active president. He easily makes a fool of himself, and is not being held accountable for the things he is saying.
I hope that, as he continues his presidency, he can work on making wiser choices when it comes to expressing his feelings on social media. In 2017, media is everything. Anyone has access to the media, and his words are open for everyone to see. Using the media as a tool would be helpful to get people on his side, but he must work on making his words more mature and clearing his thoughts before he blurts the first 140 characters that come to his mind.
Being the president gives Trump chance to be a good example on social media. The question is: Will he do that?