What’s on my mind today is not about rapidly changing technology, it’s about its effect on communications, messaging and politics. Where am I going with this, you ask? Presidential tweeting.
I voted for Donald Trump, but I’m not too happy about his tweets – many of them so ill-timed and ringing around the world instantaneously. I am not alone in saying neither the president nor the nation is well served by tweets bordering on public policy, investigations, and personalities.
I’m dreaming. It’s unlikely the president will change, but it sure would be good if he agreed to some input before his mini-messages go out to millions of followers and enemies of the U.S. It’s not a good idea to tweet anything that could be interpreted as policy.
We have seen that many of the Trump administration’s accomplishments were submerged by those late night tweets and the immediate media attention. Wouldn’t it be more productive and better for his “ratings” if President Trump utilized the communications experts he hired and stayed on message – whatever it is? -PW