Category: Ethics

Out of control? Or is Trump’s tweeting designed to distract?

Under pressure over links to Russia, the presidential thumbs twitched and out came an extraordinary charge against Obama – but we’ve seen such tactics before.

Some political observers discern a deliberate pattern of distraction and diversion in the early morning tweets that are the product of the president’s prodigious fingers. When the media coverage, or the congressional pressure, gets too tough, a simple tweet is enough to send the press stampeding in the other direction.