2018 November 18

Updates – Reflect additions of tweets as well as clerical edits.
Last update: November 18, 2018 | 3:23pm

Author: Nancy Langley.
First Published: November 18, 2018 | 10:15am


1st Tweet | PR Re-Tweet


1st Tweet | PR Tweet

2nd Tweet | U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D – CA)

“So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D – CA) talking about …”

– The president used a common schoolyard bullying behavior that plays with a person’s name in a demeaning way. Yes. The President of the United States just tweeted “little (adam) shit” to a global audience.

The name-calling is neither original nor clever.

Is it dignified for the President to call co-workers names?

What problem does name-calling solve?

What problem does name-calling create?

” … the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate …”

There is a legal process that applies to hiring top officials in federal agencies. The Attorney General is the top official in the agency called the Department of Justice.

For a person to become the Attorney General of that agency, the president is supposed to nominate a person they think would be good for the job.

That nominee is then sent to the Senate for hearings where senators ask the nominee questions. At the conclusion of the hearings, the Senate then votes yes or no on whether they agree that the president’s candidate should get the job.

In the case of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, there have been no Senate hearings or votes to legally place him in the job.

When former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned, the president appointed, not nominated, Matt Whitaker as a temporary replacement. In addition, he also assigned Whitaker to oversee the 2016 Russian Election Interference investigation led by Robert (Bob) Mueller.

However, the president has not since sent any names to the Senate to consider as a permanent Attorney General. Therefore, until such time as a permanent replacement is found, some senators argue that even temporary replacements should still be reviewed by the Senate.

Do you agree or disagree?

Why or why not?

“… but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!”

As a longtime employee in good-standing of the Department of Justice, Mueller was assigned to be Special Counsel of the Russia Investigation by Rod Rosenstein, who was next in succession to make the appointment following the recusal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The assignment of investigations within the Department of Justice is not determined by the Senate. Those assignments are made within the department.

The president makes a nonsense analogy, while calling someone names.

3rd Tweet

“… city is ill-prepared … back-log could last six months …”

When and where did the mayor of Tijuana, Mexico issue this public statement?

Is a city usually larger or smaller than the United States of America?

“Likewise, the U.S. is ill-prepared for this invasion …”

Does the United States of America have more or less resources than the city Tijuana, Mexico?

Is the president saying that despite there being thousands of American troops in place at the border, those well-trained soldiers cannot do more than a small city government?

If so, why does he believe that?

Is it wise to announce to the world that U.S. troops and Border Agents cannot do their jobs?

“…They are causing crime and big problems in Mexico.”

What reports by the Mexican government specify crimes reported by those specific migrants?

If those migrants committed crimes, would they then be arrested?

If they are arrested, would they be in jail?

If they are in jail, would they still be migrating?

And again, what are the numbers provided by Mexico to support the claim that those migrants are committing crimes?

Does the president make a convincing argument against migrants who want to seek U.S. citizenship?

Why or why not?

4th Tweet | PR RE-TWEET

5th Tweet | Immigration

The first several sentences of this tweet suggest:

1. Immigrants are now treated like criminals as they risk being caught and detained.

2. Immigrants are apparently really bad people if they fly flags from their country of origin.

If a person loves their homeland, are they bad?

If yes, does that mean if a person from the U.S. moved to Mexico and flew the U.S. flag there, they are a bad person?

– President commands Congress to approve “Border Security and Wall”. “NOW!”

Does the U.S. Constitution allow a president to command the Congress to make laws?

6th Tweet | Sen. Rick Scott (R – FL)