I last night took our son out to dinner. I thought it would be a great way to chat before he and his a cappella group go on their winter tour before they go back to college.
With his permission, I’m writing about a topic we discussed: “Trump’s Tweets.” In particular, our son thought that tweeting is a very smart thing for Trump to do. The President-elect reacts to something early in the morning, sometimes as early as 3 a.m. By the time people are up and reading the news, Trump has already set the tone on a topic and has garnered air time.
My son’s observation is that politicians used to take their time and ponder their responses. They then would do a press conference. But, he thought that Trump’s Tweets up-end all this. They pre-empt everyone, frame the debate, and force everyone else to catch up.
I last night learned a great deal from our son about many topics. It was fun, and I’m hoping we regularly will do these meals before he heads back to college.