Post: “Trump is more interested in NFL protests than the storm in Puerto Rico”

“President Trump has consistently defended his use of Twitter with a simple explanation: It’s his way of speaking directly to the American people, without the filter of the news media,” as the Washington Post is reporting.

“It’s the real Trump, in other words, sharing the news and information that he thinks is important. Granted, most Americans would rather he use the social media tool differently, but Trump is adamant. It’s his voice, untouchable by any handlers who seek to constrain him — and he will keep using it.

“Over the past week, his use of Twitter has been remarkable.

“Since last Friday, he’s tweeted about anti-police violence protests at NFL games some two dozen times — far more than he’s tweeted about North Korea or about health-care revision or about the special election in Alabama. It has consumed him. Four tweets on Saturday. Seven on Sunday. Eight on Monday. Four before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

“The pattern of Trump’s tweeting is clear: He latches on to a subject and then floods the zone (to use an apt analogy) for a few days. Now it’s the NFL protests. Before that, international relations (through the lens of the U.N. General Assembly’s week of meetings). Before that, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

9 thoughts on “Post: “Trump is more interested in NFL protests than the storm in Puerto Rico””

  1. According to a new Morning Consult poll published in the New York Times, only 54 percent of Americans know that Puerto Ricans are US citizens, and the birther in the White House is one of them.

  2. I have heard some of these protesters have stated they are not dissing on the flag instead they are brining attention to social injustices that have gone on for too long and have been fueled in the last couple of years. The point that this should not be done on “company time” is understood.

  3. The “dissing the flag and the country” BS has been an intentional distraction and red herring. It has always been about the murder of young black citizens without any legal repercussions, and racial inequality. Any claim to the contrary just shows the right’s dishonesty, obliviousness and psychopathology. The problem is a government allowing psychopaths with badges and guns to have open season on minorities. That was the point in the beginning, and that’s still the point.

  4. I watched the Raider game on Sunday and during the Nat. Anthem Derek Carr appeared to be praying rather than honoring the flag. I don’t hear anyone complaining about that being a diss.

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