Some things are not to be believed.
Then again, in this highly fractured political and cultural environment right now, maybe this isn’t surprising at all.
Singer, actress and left-wing activist Bette Midler — fearing another victory for President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election — this weekend called for a shutdown of Trump’s Twitter feed until after the presidential election is over.
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Midler declared to Twitter’s CEO and co-founder — billionaire Jack Dorsey — on Sunday that he would “help your country and the planet” if he were to “[kick] Trump off Twitter.”
But if Dorsey couldn’t do that, she went on, maybe he could have Trump “[shut] down [on Twitter] until the next election.”
She added a few other choice comments as well.
Here’s her tweet on the subject:
Dear #JackDorsey, why don’t you help your country & the planet, by kicking #Trump off #Twitter? Or shutting down until the next election? You’ve made more than enough money & Trump is strangling the free world w/his racist bile. Be strong! You can improve the course of history!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 21, 2019
Immediate question: Is she also calling for a “Twitter shutdown” of the country’s most prominent Democrat politicians and/or 2020 candidates?
(Hmm. Why not?)
And this question: Is she also calling for a shutdown of her own Twitter feed?
And this one: How about a Twitter shutdown for other liberal Hollywood celebs — is she calling for that, too?
Of course not.
And that wouldn’t be the answer to her “problems,” anyway.
Clearly this Hollywood celebrity thinks it’s somehow acceptable to try to snuff out a key way that the president — an American citizen and social media user, after all, just like everyone else — communicates with others. It’s utter fantasy.
She just doesn’t like his messages.
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On Twitter, the president shares information, thoughts, insights and more directly with the American people — since, as he’s said so many times in the past, the “fake news” media cannot be trusted to represent his or others’ actions, activities, and statements accurately.
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