Donald Trump

Trump should step back from Twitter, for the sake of America and the Republicans

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 September, 2018, 8:04pm
UPDATED : Friday, 21 September, 2018, 8:03pm

I refer to the article “‘I fell asleep’: Donald Trump shrugs off speech by Barack Obama attacking him” (September 8). This was not the only questionable remark the US president has made since entering the White House. Before the election, he claimed Mexico was bringing drugs and violence into America, among other controversial comments. Many of these were incredibly “meme-able”, such as “No, no get those lights off!

This didn’t stop even after his inauguration, with his infamous tweets and relentless call-outs against media such as CNN and The New York Times.

On its own, it doesn’t matter what this 72-year-old overgrown child says. But you would think he would watch his mouth when he is not only representing the Republican Party, but an entire country.

This ultimately undermines the achievements made by the GOP, as people seem to have forgotten the bipartisan support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme and ignored Trump’s ability to bring industrial jobs back to America. Instead, his mistakes were all amplified by the media. Ask yourself: if he wasn’t being unnecessarily belligerent, would “fake news” be on his back all the time?

If Twitter must ban Alex Jones, how about Donald Trump first?

It is distressing to see Trump polarise the country with his blatant and often baseless, non-constructive criticism. It is really hard to take him seriously when he’s tweeting like a cynical teenager every day.

The US midterm election is regarded as a vote of approval or distrust vis-à-vis Washington. Whether Trump is capable of “making America great again” is up to debate, but he should take a step back from the internet for the sake of the Republican Party and the US.

Andy Lau, Tsuen Wan