One year ago yesterday, President Trump sent out a tweet explaining a defining part of his legacy as president. He tweeted “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!” Trump knew he needed a new medium to communicate with the American people, so he made the bold move to start the first unfiltered presidential Twitter feed. He says what he wants without any interference from the fake news media, and they can’t stand it. That is why you hear so many pundits talking about how terrible Trump’s Twitter is for the nation. They don’t want the American people to hear the president without their highly editorial interpretation.
When they talk about his social media, the establishment says President Trump is doing something completely different than any president has done before. That is just about the only thing the establishment is saying truthfully. Like Trump said, it’s not presidential, it’s modern day presidential. It’s completely new. Other presidents have set their own precedents throughout the years. George Washington was the first to form a cabinet. John Adams was the first to live in the White House. Thomas Jefferson was the first to address Congress in person. Every president has had their own precedents, but Donald Trump’s will be remembered as one of the most important. He used technology to bring the presidency into the modern age so every American can hear from their commander in chief.
Don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed to support Trump’s twitter feed. It is the new modern day presidential. The media will fight him to the bitter end, but that is only because they know he has gained a foothold in their monopoly on the thoughts of the American people. We need to abolish the double standard that politicians don’t tell the truth but we still criticize them when they choose to speak their minds. We finally have a president who shares his totally unfiltered thoughts with the American people. As far as I’m concerned, that is a precedent worth celebrating.