Thursday, August 18, 2016

Where’s Obama? Hillary? Trump?

Where’s Obama? Hillary? Trump?
Excerpt: Hillary devoted three times that number of tweets to congratulating US women athletes at the Rio games. Hey, I have no problem with celebrating their victories. But let’s see: over 100,000 people have lost their homes in Louisiana. More than half of them are women, it stands to reason. This is not a secret. If you want to win the attention of the Democratic nominee for president, it’s much better to be a woman athlete than a Louisiana woman made homeless by the flooding, it would appear.

By the way, she devoted seven tweets directly or indirectly to immigration. It wouldn’t be fair to say that immigrants matter to Hillary seven times more than her own countrymen who have lost everything in the floods, would it? Maybe not. But I will say that Mrs. Clinton has an interesting set of priorities.

Let’s check out Donald Trump’s statements in the same period of time. He’s said nothing to the media. On Twitter, where he is famously logorrheic, he has sent out 35 tweets since Friday. Number of tweets that mention the Louisiana disaster: zero. Number of tweets that gripe about media bias: ten.

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