Again Tuesday, the president of the United States decided to suggest that a TV morning-show host committed murder.
That is a depressing sentence to type.
But backlash across the spectrum about Donald Trump tweeting baseless conspiracy theories against Joe Scarborough did nothing to dissuade him.
We suppose there are some Trump followers who enjoy this. The libs say horrible things about you, go ahead and say terrible things about them! There is a difference, though, between mocking someone’s ratings and hurting an innocent family with the memories of their tragic daughter because of a petty feud.
A much larger portion of Trump’s support, we’d wager, are people who like his policies and brush off his personality — or try to.
The brashness comes in handy when you make a call like finally moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem — being told “you can’t do that” means little to Trump. So he says some outrageous things on Twitter, who cares?
But is that really the president you want to be, sir? The president for whom people disregard half or even most of what you say as irrelevant?
Tuesday was a good day — the economy showed signs of life, lockdowns were ending. You gave the press something else to talk about, and trust us, you did not look like the bigger man. You might be making your enemies angry, but you’re making allies tune out.
There’s something worse than being hated. It’s being ignored.