Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity” Yoel Roth boasts on his LinkedIn that he is in charge of “developing and enforcing Twitter’s rules,” like the one that led Twitter to slap a new “misleading” warning label on two of President Trump’s tweets concerning mail-in balloting on Tuesday.
However, Roth’s own barrage of anti-Trump, politically charged tweets seemingly calls into question whether he should be creating guidelines for the president and other Twitter users, especially when Twitter is under fire for its alleged left-wing bias. Commentators have argued that Trump’s tweets on the risks of mail-in voting were not misleading, and the president accused Twitter of seeking to “interfere” in the upcoming election under the guise of a supposedly neutral “fact-checking” policy.
Here are a few of Yoel’s tweets. Who is policing him?
President Trump and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to back away from tweets President Trump issued suggesting MSNBC host Joe Scarborough killed an intern who worked for the then-congressman in the summer of 2001.
Her death was ruled an accident, and her widower husband has asked Twitter to take down Trump’s tweets. Twitter has refused.
Here are a couple of the tweets, as well as appearances today by Trump and McEnany.
This is the appearance in the Imus show in which Scarborough joked about the intern’s death.
I think President Trump’s instinct not to wear a mask in public is correct, despite the obsession in the press with the issue.
He’s not being vain. He knows it’s a bad look for the leader of the free world. The president should project strength. Hiding behind a mask suggests weakness. It’s a risk, but with the proper precautions, he’s not likely to get sick or make anyone else sick.
President Trump on Thursday brought a mask with him to tour of a Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan but said he didn’t “want to give the press the pleasure of seeing” him wear it while he was on camera.
“I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” he said. “In the back area I did have a mask on. I had goggles and a mask right back there.”
While speaking without a face covering — next to others wearing masks — the president added that masks were not necessary in the front of the plant, where he was standing. “They’re not necessary here. Everybody’s been tested, in fact I was tested this morning so it’s not necessary,” the president said. “I was given a choice and I had one on in an area where they preferred it.”
He continued, “I honestly – I think I look better in the mask, but I am making a speech, so I won’t have it now.”
Someone did sneak a photo of him in the mask. It’s making it’s way around Twitter.
Well, first he’s fat, now he’s a kid who steps in it.
The escalating war of words between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gotten increasingly moronic.
But I will say, I think she has figured out how to get under his skin.
She said during a press conference Wednesday that Trump’s inappropriateness “is almost a given,” saying:
It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants or something if they are outside playing with it. He comes in with doggy-doo on his shoes, and everyone who works with him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come.
This will, of course, be pinned blamed on President Trump. But the fact is that Barack Obama has taken to attacking his predecessor in unprecedentedly vitriolic ways, as have Obama’s various hatchet men.
Trump, of course, has fired back.
And now it appears it’s all too much for Obama, who won’t be found in the same room with the president.
It’s been a White House tradition for decades: A first-term president hosts a ceremony in the East Room for the unveiling of the official portrait of his immediate predecessor that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity.
“We may have our differences politically,” President Barack Obama said when he hosted former President George W. Bush for his portrait unveiling in 2012, “but the presidency transcends those differences.”
Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. And if Trump wins a second term in November, it could be 2025 before Obama returns to the White House to see his portrait displayed among every U.S. president from George Washington to Bush.
Trump is unconcerned about shunning yet another presidential custom, and he has attacked Obama to an extent no other president has done to a predecessor.
Obama, for his part, has no interest in participating in the post-presidency rite of passage so long as Trump is in office, the people familiar with the matter said.
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