Keep Tweeting, Mr. President: America Needs The Truth More Than Ever

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President Donald J. Trump is working around the clock to combat the Chinese coronavirus. Mr. High Energy is providing Americans with thorough daily updates. He’s being realistic, yet optimistic. He is being a leader. Instead of focusing on working together, the media, liberals, and other ignoramuses are attacking Trump for more nonsense. As usual, their accusations are frivolous and do not paint the whole picture.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted about the TV ratings of his daily White House briefings. Trump compared the viewership of his briefings to that of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Monday Night Football’. With millions upon millions tuning in to hear the President’s remarks each day, these comparisons are not wrong. In fact, they are very accurate. Enter the Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers among us.

President Trump is under attack on social media for these tweets. They claim he is bragging about ratings, instead of addressing our national emergency. Their accusations couldn’t be further from the truth.

Like usual, Trump haters are taking this out of context. They are not providing any background as to why he would tweet about these types of statistics. Internet tough guys who pride themselves on snarky remarks toward people they are jealous of, merely had to scroll their fat thumbs down just a tad to learn why Trump tweeted these important numbers. Trump comparing the sizes of his audiences to the number of eyeballs on America’s most popular shows has a sensible rationale behind it.

There’s a simple reason why Trump mentioned ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Monday Night Football’ and then followed that sentiment up with hard numbers. There’s a reason why Trump told us that 12.2 million people watched his briefing on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. There’s a reason why he informed us that 6.2 million watched on Fox News alone. There’s a reason why Trump included a CBS News poll that said only 13 percent of Republicans trusted the news media for information about the Chinese coronavirus.

One hour before this thread, Trump tweeted the entire basis for the tweets that would follow. The President tweeted ‘Because the “Ratings” of my News Conference etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!’

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Get it? Trump is assuring the American people that his message is getting out to the masses. The truth is getting out. The whole ‘Bachelor’/’Monday Night Football’ comparison gives everyday citizens a barometer. It’s not braggadocio. It’s fact. Social media users, media members, and politicians have been covering up those pesky facts for a long, long time. Trump has unmasked them all.

When FDR used the radio, he was lauded as a genius by the press. JFK’s TV hits were masterful, they said. BHO and his Blackberry obsession was super cute if you asked the crooked media. So, why is Trump’s use of Twitter so bad to them? “Why is he tweeting?”, they ask. “He should go to bed and stop tweeting,” they contend. Even many Republicans and so-called conservatives, you know the type, preface complimentary comments about DJT with the obligatory “I wish he wouldn’t tweet as much”. Really?

So you’d rather he doesn’t get the message out? Particularly in a time of crisis, Americans want and need the truth. Do you want your information from Jim Acosta and Joy Behar or do you want it from the commander-in-chief?

The press will never give President Trump a fair shake. But, he has a tool to usurp their lies. He uses it very well.

Democrats and many Republicans hated Trump from the start for this very reason. He calls out the bad guys. He tells it like it is. Your criminal ways will no longer be swept under the rug like they always were before Trump.

This latest example is very telling. It proves that those who do not want to put America first will continue to focus on anything except our country’s exceptionalism. The same people that are accusing Trump of taking his eye off of a crisis merely because he mentioned “The Bachelor”, are the very clowns that keep asking him about the name of the virus instead of the impact of it.

America is sick. A very small portion with a virus, a huge swath with a corrupt, deceitful, diabolical media that continues to poison our very fabric. They will stop at nothing to deceive the public because they are jealous of President Trump. Luckily for us, we have the right man in the White House to handle both scourges.


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