If the United States of America were an empire, and Donald Trump its supreme emperor, people would get new rights, the states would get new laws, and foreign office its new policies via tweets or through other social media platforms. Donald Trump is very active on Twitter and “sometimes”- (most of the times maybe) his tweets and other posts get him in trouble. Be it the sexist remarks of Donald Trump to his comments of mockery for his opponents, his Twitter account provides reserves of entertaining content and stuff for news agencies, news channels, and also the meme world on different social media platforms.
While the President is away on holidays at his luxurious Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey, his twitter account takes no break or hiatus. On 2nd June, Trump posted an old WWE video on Twitter, in which he slammed McMahon. The only difference, this time, was that the logo of CNN replaced WWE CEO’s face while Trump’s strike towards the symbolic CNN character remained fierce. The hardcore stance of Trump against CNN has not changed since day one, things have got worse between the two entities. Trump would frequently tease CNN correspondents during Press Conferences and his social media account would often start hashtags trends against the news channel.
The 28-second clip appeared on President’s account at around 6:21 AM on 2nd Jul 2017 with the hashtag of
#FraudNewsCNN #FNN. The tweet has till now accumulated more than 292,000 retweets. Though the sources of production of this short clip remain unknown, the clip has once again reinforced Trump’s claim of media being “the opposition party” and particularly shown his animosity towards CNN by terming it “Fake News Network”.
The clip has met with a lot of criticism from journalism agencies and was generally perceived as a physical threat for the journalists and reporters working in CNN. In response to all the social media chaos, CNN responded by issuing a statement quoting Trump’s behavior as “juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.”
The proponents and lawmakers who support Trump find it extremely difficult to defend his stances and perspectives sometimes. The statements that the President makes are self-destructive in nature and have a negative impact on his standing when it comes to defining America’s role in global politics. Donald Trump has surrounded himself with a team that flatters him no matter how insensible and illogical things may be, like the recent video released which showed Trump flirting with Mika Brzezinski, but he had his spokespersons ready to defend him.
There are certain protocols associated with every designation and failure to follow those protocols only result in inefficient and ineffective results. The post of President demands a certain level of seriousness, intellect, and a vast array of personality traits that Trump seems to lack as his statements are childish and his recent behavior at the climate conference was considered patently absurd and met with strong resistance and criticism from the fractions of America, itself.
If Trump continues to target a particular news channel, it might turn the tables around for the benefit of CNN by giving them the victim card to play.