Shut up, Mr. President. Why things would be so much better for President Trump if he’d just keep his mouth shut.

What if one day soon…  President Trump tweets out the usual crazy in the early morning hours….and almost no one noticed or cared?

Already… the conservative Wall street journal editorial page has blasted our President for his constant lies… …saying quote…if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.

Perhaps…but I’d argue that for Trump its not just about being believed…. …he also craves our attention…and of course…headlines.

But as Trump the showman should already know—headlines vanish when your act wears thin.

See, Donald Trump’s greatest strength is that he plays to voter emotions—what he says doesn’t have to make sense because it feels good. ‘Build a wall.. Lock her up!!.  And the crowd goes wild.  Problem is that’s also his greatest weakness because emotions are notoriously fickle. In other words, there is a limit to how long people can get worked up by the same old shtick. That’s just human nature.  Simply put…We just get tired of stuff.  Remember how much you used to dig…Gangnam Style?

So then..sooner or later even the most insane White House tweet…. Will be brushed aside…. Eh..that’s just Trump being Trump we’ll say.  All sound and fury signifying nothing.

Sound farfetched? Well just this past weekend…even Trump’s own UN ambassador Nikki Haley was asked about the implications of her bosses’ tweets for her job..and she said this: “I don’t hear about them. I don’t talk about them. I don’t have them interfere in everything that I’m doing. And so, to me, it’s chatter I don’t focus on.

Wow. So then what’s worse than a president no one believes?  That would be a president most Americans simply ignore.



By | 2017-08-22T20:41:47+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on Shut up, Mr. President. Why things would be so much better for President Trump if he’d just keep his mouth shut.

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Derek McGinty is a journalist, an award-winning interviewer and a commentator. He got his first job on the air back in 1984 at WHUR radio in Washington DC. From there he went to WAMU-FM where he launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on NPR. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.