This is truly a sad complaint from senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer. It’s working and doing more for the American people than he has!
From The Daily Caller:
During a panel discussion on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Special Report,” Charles Krauthammer called Chuck Schumer a sore loser for complaining about Donald Trump’s “Twitter presidency.”
The tweets are working. I mean, if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be using them. As Chuck indicated, Trump has used it on North Korea, Ford, General Motors, on this issue and it works. It has a lot of effect. He’s not even in office.”
Later in the interview, Krauthammer noted that “right now, Trump is wielding a two-by-four, and he certainly had to do it in the case of the House because these guys are mules.”
Still, he clarified that when Trump is in office, “it will be a little more problematic because people will be presuming policy out of this.”
“It’s hard to be detailed or specific enough in a tweet to actually make coherent policy periods.”
Here’s some more of the interview:
BRET BAIER: On the Senate side, the top Democrat there, Chuck Schumer, took to the floor for his first speech talking about the president-elect’s communication.
SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER: These issues are too important for mere words. Our challenge is too entrenched for mere tweeting. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Sore loser. The tweets are working. I mean if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be using them. As Chuck [Lane] indicated, Trump has used it on North Korea, he’s used it on Ford, on General Motors, on this issue, which he won within hours. It works. It has a lot of effect. And he’s not even in office. I think when he is in office, it will be a little more problematic because people will be presuming policy out of this, and it’s hard to be — it’s hard to be either detailed or specific enough in a tweet to actually make coherent policies.
BAIER: Nuance is tough in 140 characters.
KRAUTHAMMER: What Trump is doing is wielding a two-by-four. And he certainly had to do it in the case of the House because these guys are mules. That was about the dumbest first step you could ever make. Particularly because as we just heard this is an issue on which Democrats agree there are real problems with this office they wanted to abolish.
The idea of sort of procedure giving people a chance to defend themselves openly is really quite weak in this. It really should be reformed. But you don’t do it in the middle of the night. You don’t do it as a first act, and you don’t do it without Democratic support. It’s just plain stupid.
H/T: The Daily Caller