Business Insider is upset that people are calling the Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account a hero saying that it could have been disastrous.
Yes, no fucking shit. The problem here is Trump himself who should be using official government channels to disseminate policy. He also has been so reckless with his twitter account in the past that if a hacker or rogue employee did do something nefarious it would be completely believable. This is all on Trump.
But the fact that the US president was able to be silenced, even just for 11 minutes, by a Twitter support staffer is not a reassuring sign. It suggests that whatever safeguards Twitter has in place for Trump’s account suffer from some major deficiencies.
We don’t really know what level of access various Twitter employees have to user accounts. Hopefully this staffer had only the ability to suspend the account and not to actually access it. But we have no idea.
Just think, what if the rogue support staffer on his last day decided to do something different. What if, instead of taking Trump’s account offline, the staffer decided to fire off a tweet on Trump’s account? Perhaps the staffer might have had Trump say something idiotic or embarrassing. Perhaps the staffer might have had Trump bash a company’s stock, in hopes of trading ahead of it and make a quick buck.
Or perhaps the departing Twitter employee might have composed a tweet declaring that missiles had been fired at an enemy regime like North Korea.
I want to hang it in my living room.
That’s an interesting addition to the lunch table:
President Trump on Monday is scheduled to have lunch with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, just hours after Trump’s former campaign chairman was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Sessions was invited to join Trump’s weekly lunch with Vice President Pence, which is closed to press coverage.
It’s likely Trump will raise the indictment of Paul Manafort, which represents a significant escalation of the special counsel probe that has loomed over his presidency for months.
The president in the past has criticized Sessions for his handling of the Russia investigation, blaming his decision to recuse himself for Mueller’s appointment.
Mueller’s team charged Manafort with 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering related to his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.
They seem to be in full meltdown mode. Corey Lewandowski is in arms against the “Clinton Administration.”
Roger Stone was in full meltdown mode:
Hannity is confused.
And all the other surrogates are visibly worried as they halfheartedly try to keep saying “But her uranium.”
I guess the smart money would be that it would be Manafort or Flynn. We were already tipped that Manafort would be indicted within the next few weeks and that was over a month ago. A long shot would be Kushner or Donny Jr.
They all know that Trump is incompetent and unfit for the job but will keep turning a blind eye so that they can try to force their agenda.
While Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once described President Donald Trump as a “jackass” and an “idiot,” the South Carolina senior senator has recently become rather chummy with Trump, bonding over their shared efforts to repeal Obamacare with the Graham-Cassidy bill. The pair even played golf together twice in the same week.
The newly forged friendship may have something to do with Graham’s lukewarm reaction to Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker’s (R-TN) highly critical and public condemnation of Trump, his behavior and his policies in recent days.
Saying he likes Flake “a lot” and his impending retirement will be a “loss to the Senate,” Graham admitted he does share Flake’s “concerns about what the President said, about the way he behaves,” according to Vanity Fair’s Hive.
“The election is over. I’m focused on results, and that’s why I’m here. I’d rather not be a constant critic. I’ll stand up when I need to, but I’m trying to get taxes cut,” he said.
Here’s the thing, if you have to say that you’re smart, you’re most likely a fucking moron.