Stream of consciousness Tweets finally scared me into worrying about Trump as President

Donald Trump Tweetstorm

There are times when Donald Trump’s Tweets cause mainstream media and political enemies to go insane in their attempts to discern what evil intentions he communicated in 140-characters or less. Then, there are Tweets that will go mostly unnoticed by the media but that actually worry me greatly. This morning was such an occasion.

In a 45-minute Tweetstorm that started before most Americans were awake, Trump unloaded a stream of consciousness that makes me wonder about him. I’ve never hid the fact that I’ve opposed him for a long time, nor have I tried to hide my mild surprise that many of his actions since winning the election have been positive. I’ve taken on the mindset that when he does good things, I’ll praise him, and when he does bad things, I’ll oppose.

What he Tweeted this morning wasn’t really anything new. Here’s the Tweetstorm in question:

Trump Tweetstorm

None of it seems too bad, right? Individually, any of these Tweets are harmless repeats of things he’s said in the past. Taken as a whole, I’m suddenly concerned. Is this really how he thinks? He came out with kudos for his cabinet, a humblebrag of sorts. Then, he alerted everyone about the source of fake news that hit him this week, making sure to continue his attacks on the intelligence community. Hillary Clinton was the next target – “guilty as hell.” He ends it with an attempt to be clever by calling Obamacare the “Unaffordable” Care Act.

Again, it seems like no big deal, but consider one thing: this was 45-minutes worth of thoughts that the next President felt needed to be said. Set aside the grammatical errors that make George W. Bush seem like the 2nd least intelligent President in the modern era. Consider the fact that Trump needs to be focused if we’re going to get out of the mess that Barack Obama has put us in.

That’s what worries me. It’s not the attacks. At this point, we just have to accept that our President has thinner skin than Kim Jong-un. It’s not the inability to communicate coherently. Twitter allows communication blemishes to be excused away in this modern era of emojis and hashtags. The thing that worries me the most is that his stream of consciousness is undisciplined. It reveals that Trump can’t keep a coherent thought in place long enough to make the tough decisions.

His Tweets have given us an unprecedented glimpse into the thought processes of a President. It’s much easier to see how he failed so miserably at dozens of endeavors outside of real estate, entertainment, and political campaigning. My concerns of the past that have been repressed recently are creeping back very quickly. This guy really is an idiot and he’s about to be running the nation. The only solace I have left is knowing that at least he’s not Hillary.

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5 comments

  1. Bobo

    I would have to agree mostly. Only thing of note to me is that at this point the “at least he’s not Hillary” thoughts (from myself or others) doesn’t really comfort me anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t and don’t want another Clinton in office, but there is simply no comfort in that the best, most positive comment I can think of in regards to Trump being President is “at least he’s not Hillary”. That is almost like getting stabbed and saying “at least the knife wasn’t bigger” or “at least you only needed 4 stitches instead of 5”.

  2. Patrick

    I don’t understand how you can condemn or praise the man on the basis of his tweets. His competence can be assessed by the way he ran his campaign for election. He is the most capable politician out there. He might just be a competent leader. We will know soon.

  3. Steve D

    ‘The thing that worries me the most is that his stream of consciousness is undisciplined. It reveals that Trump can’t keep a coherent thought in place long enough to make the tough decisions.’

    Wait, isn’t that why we elected him?

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  4. grokker

    I think you meant “coherently” not “cohesively”.

    Trump was able to succeed at entertainment because everything he did was scripted and taped – WHEN he screwed up, they simply did a “retake” and none of the viewers was the wiser. He’s now live 24/7 and it’s clear he is not mentally or morally up to the task just as so many #NEVERTRUMP conservatives predicted.

  5. JD Rucker

    Yes, and yes.

    I seem to have my own problem speaking coherently. Good thing I’m not President-elect.