NEWWorthy is about what’s new and interesting. In the past it’s been mostly about technology and science with a touch of entertainment, sports, weather, finance, and other issues. It will continue to be mostly about tech and science. But the political landscape has become so full of NEWWorthy news, we felt it was time to include a category for Politics.
As many would probably agree, no matter their party affiliation, this last year’s campaign was extremely uncomfortable to watch. But now that it’s over and a president has been selected, many would also probably agree that it is in the best interest of our country to give the new administration a chance.
But that requires support from not only voters, but also the new administration. For example, just as people in the U.S. are trying to deal with or sort out their feelings about the newly elected president Trump, we get this tweet from him: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
From Wikipedia, “Freedom of speech is the right to articulate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship, or societal sanction.” I hope President Trump remembers that when he takes office next year.
To be fair, he did follow up that tweet 9 hours later saying “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”
I will openly admit here that I did not vote for President Trump, but I hope only for the best for our country over the next four years. In the meantime, I will comment on what’s NEWWorthy in politics. In this particular case, President Trump set a new recent low for commentary from a person in his position as incoming president. Perhaps he should give up his Twitter account.