Democrats are suggesting people flip the script in response to Trump's racially-charged tweets - unfollow and ignore
- High-ranking Democrats are starting to suggest that, rather than indulge President Donald Trump in his Twitter rants, the media and his political opponents should ignore and even unfollow him.
- In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, New York Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Democrats feed into Trump's "bait and switch" tactics on Twitter.
- Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut announced he was unfollowing the president on Twitter Sunday after Trump tweeted more attacks on Representative Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco district, on Sunday.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
After another round of President Donald Trump's tweets attacking the city of Baltimore and Representative Elijah Cummings, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco district, some high-ranking politicians are suggesting it's time to ignore the president.
In an interview Sunday morning with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, New York Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Trump uses a "bait and switch" tactic on Twitter that Democrats "fall into," when the party should be talking about issues affecting working Americans, such as Trump's tax cuts that most Americans believe benefit the wealthy and corporations.
"He wants to keep attention off that, so with the racial appeal, the constant controversy with something that we all go chasing after," de Blasio, who is polling at less than 1 percent, told Stephanopoulos. "Democrats do it as much as Republicans, media, everyone goes chasing after those tweets. He keeps the attention off the thing we should be talking about. Democrats can't fall into the trap. And sometimes, bluntly, George, we are too much."
The mayor isn't the only prominent Democrat suggesting that ignoring Trump's Twitter presence may be the right path forward. Democratic US Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut tweeted Sunday morning that he was unfollowing Trump.
"I'm unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I'm just going to stop," Murphy tweeted. "I can't believe I just typed that."
Murphy and de Blasio join a chorus of Democrats who have denounced Trump's tweets over the past month, which include racist rhetoric directed at freshman Democratic congresswomen, who Trump tweeted should "go back" to their countries, despite three out of four being born in the US.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Pres. Trump is "trying to distract people" with his tweets.- ABC News (@ABC) July 28, 2019
"Everyone goes chasing after those tweets, he keeps the attention off the thing we should be talking about." https://t.co/J6DE7piwlz pic.twitter.com/v2fGOODoBV
I'm unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I'm just going to stop.- Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2019
I can't believe I just typed that.
NOW WATCH: 7 lesser-known benefits of Amazon Prime
- Elon Musk sparks another Shiba Inu rally ‘to the moon’ — other Shiba coins follow suit
- A renowned female crime novelist who won a million-euro prize in Spain turned out to be three middle-aged men
- Microsoft President Brad Smith reportedly told Bill Gates more than a decade ago to stop emailing female employees
- Ad fraud rates decrease in desktop and mobile web display in India: Report
- Cryptocurrency miners are taking a toll on power grids worldwide — Russia and Belarus join other countries look to separate them from other power users
- Surcharge on power bills of 30,000 consumers to be waived in Gurugram, say officials
- IEX, L&T Infotech, TTK Prestige and two other stocks that have ignored the market mood to hit a one-year high
- Bad loans of India's banks to rise to 8-9% this year, says CRISIL
- India T20 World cup Jersey
- Photo Editors Apps
- Google Pixel 6 series
- CBSE examdate sheet
- Tata Punch Price
- Punit Goenka
- Motorola Edge 20 Mobile
- Google TV stick vs Amazon Fire TV stick
- Oneplus 9rt smartphone
- Samsung Galaxy M52 review
- vodafone Idea News
- India Coal Crisis
- iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 mini
- IRCTC Share price
- Maximum Sixes
- Tata Sons