Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, July 17, 2017

Americans are highly disapproving of President Donald Trump in personal terms, with his tweeting habit a major irritant: Seventy percent say he's acted in an unpresidential manner since taking office, 68 percent don't see him as a positive role model and 67 percent disapprove of his use of Twitter. Fifty-seven percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll also say that the more they hear about Trump the less they like him, vs. 29 percent who like him more. ... Nearly four in 10 Republicans, 38 percent, say his conduct has been unpresidential rather than "fitting and proper" for a president.

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No, no, no. Keep Tweeting. Very helpful. We follow each Tweet...
-Robert Mueller

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2017-07-17 08:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

No normal person would have to be told this. But Donald Trump is not normal.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2017-07-17 09:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He needs to quit the presidency in shame!

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-07-17 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He needs to quit the presidency in shame!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-07-17 09:49 AM | Reply

Public to Trump: Lay off the Twitter

Judge to Client: Lay off the Meth.

Which do we think is more likely to occur? Seriously. Which is more likely to occur?

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-17 11:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's better that his idiocy and that of his rabid supporters is fully documented for posterity's sake.

#6 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-07-17 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by pumpkinhead

I could not agree more. At this point keep going. Put more torpedoes in your own ship please. His legal team MAY get through to him or they may not. I think he may have a bit of the Alzheimer's and just won't listen. Either that or he has lived his life in such a bubble he doesn't get it...

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-07-17 12:20 PM | Reply

"in shame!"

I've never heard of that word. Go back to Mexico you rapist.

- Donnie Darko.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-07-17 12:51 PM | Reply

Trump to Public: I'm president!

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-17 06:16 PM | Reply

Anyone else notice this?

It's been subtle enough that some casual observers may have missed it, but Donald Trump hasn't been doing any his own tweeting for weeks. Some of the tweets have been written in a manner aimed at sounding like a slightly less manic version of him, but none of it's been him. The wording and phrasing has pointed to a carefully crafted facsimile written by his staffers.

For instance, although it was crafted to sound like him, Trump didn't write this tweet on July 12th: "The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things. I have very little time for watching T.V." Nor did Trump write this tweet this morning: "The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!" That's simply not how Donald Trump refers to those media outlets, or how he abbreviates or capitalizes things. He gets all those things wrong, but he gets them wrong in a specific way. Even this tweet from this morning, which seems to have been purposely riddled with random miscapitalizations to make it look like something Trump would type, doesn't come off as authentically him: "HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?" In fact we can't find one tweet since June 27th, the day he hired an attorney for his son, legitimately reads like something Trump wrote himself.

So who's been ghost-tweeting for Trump these past weeks? We can't prove it, but based on the phrasing and the underlying psychology behind these tweets, they strongly feel like they were crafted by Kellyanne Conway. It may not be a coincidence that she's now rather gleefully reemerged as a Trump surrogate on television after a long absence.

We've all been subjected to Trump's tweets for years and most of his trademark "stylings" have been missing in recent weeks. I think this observer may indeed be correct.

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-07-18 09:27 AM | Reply

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