“Look,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris, “let’s be honest. . . .”
When a politician talks about being honest — presumably “for a change” — it’s gonna be a doozy.
President Trump’s “Twitter account should be suspended.”
“What?” the reader will likely object, “Trump’s Twitter account is the second-best thing about the his presidency!”
The reader wouldn’t be wrong.
We may disagree about the actual best thing, but the presidential Twitter account is indeed one of the things that makes the current chaos bearable. Sure, it is the cause of much of the chaos, but, well, we take our chuckles where we can get them. At least Trump’s tweets are not articulated in standard insiderese.
So, what did Trump tweet that so upset the former California prosecutor?
This: he had come to the “conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!”
Harris publicly called upon Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, to “do something” about the tweet.
He did nothing.
Suspending the account of the United States President because a failing opposition candidate was offended by typical Trumpian hyperbole would br idiotic. Mr. Dorsey has a lot to answer for, sure. But complete and utter idiocy? Not that.
For he knows something: Donald Trump has it within his powers to command every federal agency to cease using Twitter. Trump himself could switch to Gab or Minds or even MeWe — perhaps he should.
The federal government is not required to use a particular social media platform over another, is it?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.