If I still spent my evenings in the company of various and sundry fine spirits, I imagine I wouldn’t find Donald Trump’s Twitter feed so deplorable.
Alcohol is great at making otherwise insufferable people (so, most people) not only sufferable, but exceedingly entertaining. Thus I imagine that with the help of say, five or six neat bourbons, I could find some pleasure in reading the real-time Mad Libs of a raving megalomaniac who just happens to be the President-elect of the United States.
As it stands however, I find myself perusing Trump’s Twitter feed with either not enough coffee in my system (i.e. while I’m penning the Heisenberg daily kickstart before dawn) or too much coffee in my system (i.e. in the evenings when the day’s espresso shots are still telling my brain there’s more to write about if only I’ll just keep looking). As such, Trump’s tweets are aggravating.
So assuming I don’t find myself swimming at the bottom of an empty Woodford Reserve bottle looking for entertainment anytime soon, count me among those who wishes Trump would just get rid of that god-forsaken feed once and for all.
And two-thirds of Americans apparently agree. In a new national poll from Quinnipiac University, some 64% of those surveyed said the incoming commander-in-chief should stop it with the tweeting. Here’s the breakdown:
American voters, especially young voters, say 64 — 32 percent that Trump should close his personal Twitter account. Republicans say 49 — 45 percent Trump should keep his Twitter account. Voters in every other party, gender, age and racial group say close the account. Voters 18 to 34 years old say 71 — 26 percent that Trump should close the Twitter account, higher than any other age group.
“140 characters may not be enough to tell Donald Trump just how much Americans want him to knock off the tweeting,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said (in less than 140 characters).
“While the president-elect argues his missives inform, many say stow the phone.” From January 5 — 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 899 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.
So there you go. Proof that around 64% of American voters are “losers”.
Just as Trump suspected all along.