There are many things I am thankful for, including family, friends, having a job, a warm roof over my head, church, volleyball, NFPW and IPW, and so much more.
It occurred to me after a quick perusal of Twitter that I am thankful for that social media site and our President Donald J. Trump. I'm thankful for the latter for his use of Twitter, so that we can see gems such as this:
Where is the mute button on this guy? It seems so unpresidential to continually attack the news media because you don't like what they say about you. Can you imagine President Obama doing that? Or the leader of another country? It's OK to disagree with what the media says about you, but enough is enough.We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017
Then again, why am I surprised? It's only been a few days since another of the president's priceless tweets:
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
I first saw a spoof of this tweet before uncovering the actual tweet it was based on, and the spoof came from British tennis star Andy Murray. Perhaps part of the reason the president continues to trump along on Twitter is because of the attention he receives from his tweets.
To reiterate my earlier thought, I'm thankful the president tweets because it shows his true colors and where he stands on issues and entities such as the mainstream news media. I'd rather know the truth about his beliefs than be fed fake news about it.
One final thought:
NPFW called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named "President" like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
I will stick with Immediate Past President and Education Fund Director, thank you very much!