Tweetizen Trump - 2017-01-23 "And Now the End Is Near"
Morning, Donald. Here it is, first Monday of your Presidential term, the day you said you'd be actually getting to work (because who works on the weekends, amirite?).
And, hey, you have a brand-new Twitter account, too -- @POTUS is now officially yours. I hope this doesn't mean twice the tweets as usual. Though it's already leading to some weird cases, like the official @WhiteHouse account being retweeted by @RealDonaldTrump about a post in which they reference @POTUS. This might take some careful keeping track of.
Well, at least you're noting which tweets are by you on the @POTUS account, and which are by Dan Scavino, your media guy (who is not really the POTUS, but plays one on Twitter).
I chose the title for this post from the "first dance" song you picked at the Inaugural Balls. While "I Did It My Way" is a surprisingly good thematic choice, it has a rather unfortunate first line. (Also, it was an awful pop cover of the tune, but presumably that wasn't under your control.)
I'm going to skip over the generic "Hey! Inauguration!" tweets. Let's see if you have anything else worthwhile from this weekend.
► Today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring...power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People. #InaugurationDay
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. From this moment on, it’s going to be #AmericaFirst
We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth - and we will bring back our dreams! We will follow two simple rules: BUY AMERICAN & HIRE AMERICAN! #InaugurationDay #MAGA
That was a lot of typing over the course of a very few minutes. And that's not counting the three Facebook messages you put up and linked to (but I only do Twitter, so we'll ignore them.
More interestingly, there's a curly apostrophe in there, which is not something that would come from normal typing into a phone or desktop Twitter account -- but would come from typing in advance into a word processing program, then cutting and pasting into Twitter. It's a lot less spontaneous that way, but, hey, curly apostrophes!
As to the messages themselves, it will be interesting to see what this "transfer of power" actually looks like in reality. Not to say I'm skeptical, Donald, but I'm skeptical.
Also, you really
should look into the past of the phrase and movement "America First." I know it's the sort of phrase that your head ideological czar (or whatever is official title is) Steve Bannon would get down on. Indeed, it's a phrase he uses a lot. Indeed, I think he used it a lot in co-writing your Inauguration speech with Stephan Miller. You know, the one that you assured us you
were officially writing?
► NO DREAM is too big, NO CHALLENGE is too great. Nothing we want for our future is BEYOND OUR REACH. #AmericaFirst
Again, really, you ought to look into that "America First" movement. It's in all the history books (for the moment). Though, to be fair, that tweet at least wasn't written by you.
► Signing documents to allow Mattis and Kelly to be sworn into Cabinet and an executive order on #Obamacare.
We already talked about how eager you were to sign a waiver letting you skip over an inconvenient Federal Law. The ACA executive order looks good for the Twitter stream, but doesn't actually do that much legally  except let HHS back off of enforcing its regulations. Which is the sort of thing the GOP wails about when a Democrat in the White House does it, but, hey, this time it's for a righteous cause, right?
► Had a great meeting at CIA Headquarters yesterday, packed house, paid great respect to Wall, long standing ovations, amazing people. WIN!
Is this where you reassure the American people that the US intelligence community, which you've spent the last two months describing as bunglers who are trying to take down your administration with all their crazy "Russia" talk, are actually swell people who support you overwhelmingly?
Was this the speech that spent less time talking about the CIA and the sacrifices of the agents listed on the Wall, and more time about how the media was lying about your Inauguration attendance numbers, or in creating the impression (by quoting you) that you mistrusted the intelligence community? Where you mentioned again that maybe we should have kept the oil in Iraq? Where you speculated on how many of the people in the room voted for you?  Where the applause seemed to be mostly coming from the folk who came with
Yeah, that speech.
Also, what does it say that you feel the need to assure us (or brag to us) about the "great respect" you paid to the Wall? I mean, doesn't that strike you as a little strange to actually say
► Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
Hey, Donald -- people can actually gather up and "peaceably assemble" even when there's not an election going on. It's such a cool thing, it's actually in the US Constitution, in the Bill of Rights.
Also, what makes you think these people didn't vote? Oh, I know, it's easier to pretend that they're all a bunch of crybabies, but it's also kind of a cheap shot, don't you think?
And, hey, speaking of which, today's gratuitous slam at an "enemy," the "celebs" who, for reasons you don't explain, "hurt cause badly."
Well, at least you came around on that whole protest thing a couple of hours later:
► Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
How gracious of you.
► Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!
Still obsessed with ratings. And still offering a bit of a spin, since the Inauguration 8
years ago had 37.8 million watching. (Ronald Regan, 36 years ago, had 41.8 million.)
So, sorry, Donald. But Number 3 is a perfectly respectable number, especially if you assume that "watched" means "supports".
You also tweeted about the Inauguration (many times), and how Top Executives are coming to meet with you (in both accounts).