Watch Your Twitters

When the late Don Drysdale was throwing fastballs for the Los Angeles Dodgers he would say, if the other team’s pitcher threw at the heads of LA Dodger batters, he would throw at the heads of two of the other team’s batters.

Fast forward to today’s political Don Drysdale, who happens to be sitting in the Oval Office in Washington DC.

For every attack against Donald Trump, the President is Twittering back.

News media, get used to it, you aren’t beyond The Donald’s sharp tongue.

When the news media aired doctored photos of his inauguration and said only 250,000 attended, he fired back.  [Daily Mail]  The White House press secretary Sean Spicer launched a complaint directly to the nation’s press corps at the Capitol and one could hear reporters shouting at him as he left the podium. [Daily Mail] Unreal!

When a Time Magazine reporter Twittered that the bust of Martin Luther King had been removed from the White House, Donald Trump fired back at this erroneous bit of misinformation.  [Daily Mail]

Of course, the US has never seen such a backlash after a Presidential election like this.  Rallies against Trump were conducted in cities across the US. [Daily Mail]Who is organizing these protests?

These oppositional rallies simply say they don’t like the man.  They are not issue-oriented.

Frankly, The Pope sounded jealous over Mr. Trump’s inauguration as he warned against seeking a savior in times of crisis. [Daily Mail]  Maybe the Pope ought to start Twittering.

And yet another unprecedented feud broke out between former CIA director John Brennan, who released the following  statement: “Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump’s despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA’s Memorial Wall of Agency heroes. Brennan says that Trump should be ashamed of himself.” [FoxNews]

Make no doubt about it…….. President Trump is story #1, #2, #3, #4 every day in the news.  The news media dare not ignore him or lose their audience.  A polarized America reads Trump-related news stories from two sides.

Twitter “accidentally” dispatched a Twitter to half a million unconsenting followers.  []  Sure, it was a mistake, right?  Hey, Twitter wasn’t going to be left out. 

And one gets the impression this is just the beginning of an in-your-face Presidency. 

The news press is firing back, saying “President Trump is lurching towards radical conservatism.”  Ryan Cooper, posting at THE WEEK, writes “Trump’s populist shtick is an open fraud.”  [The Week] Cooper objects to President Trump’s rescinding executive orders on home loans.  Cooper says home loans will now be more difficult to obtain. 

They better be. The whole home loan industry is a bubble, propped by inordinately low interest rates that rob money from savers.  The best thing that can be done now with the real estate market is let the bubble pop, home values crash by ~30%, and then homes will be more affordable. So much for journalists who attempt to run the economy.