War by tweet

How to shoot yourself in the foot

Posted: December 6, 2017 at 2:59 a.m.

There was a time when a president confronted his critics in the open, personally. But now the country is witnessing a face-off between a free-wheeling, wild shooting chief executive and his own advisers, who keep begging him to stop and think before hitting the SEND button. They have a good point, but His Tweetership Donald J. Trump doesn't seem to be listening. He just goes on firing away, often enough in the middle of the night or before daylight in the morning. Wiser heads in his own party are doing their best to restrain him, but to no avail.

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