I recall how many on the left ridiculed and belittled Trump for his use of Twitter, as though his 140 characters (the original limit on Twitter) was not sufficiently pontifical for a POTUS. Phrases like “twitter king” and “diplomacy in 140 characters” were in use that, at best, damned with faint praise or at worst attempted to delegitimize the president.
And yet, everyone followed Trump. Yep Trump haters and foreign leaders and so called “journalists” became Trump tweet watchers, like a new breed of ornithologist, waiting to confirm their indoctrination classroom education on such creatures or to get advanced warning of a fire burning somewhere in the forest of politics.
This weekend, I think we see the brilliance in diplomacy in such public and succinct form when the US Navy, learning this form of diplomacy from President Trump, replied to the Communist Chinese, who were bragging about their ability to take out our carriers in the South China Sea.
The Navy tweeted:
“And yet, there they are. Two @USNavy aircraft carriers operating in the international waters of the South China Sea. #USSNimitz & #USSRonaldReagan are not intimidated.” It tagged the Global Times report and used the hashtag #AtOurDiscretion.
"And yet, there they are…" to the chagrin of America’s enemies.
Likewise …all the sabre rattling from the left, the inquisitions, the impeachment, the accusations, the lies and psyops created by Brennan to destroy President Trump and drive him from the White House … like the Chinese threaten to destroy our carriers … and yet, there he is.