Tuesday, November 21, 2017


"You're The President" is trending on Twitter, after Fox's Neil Cavuto criticized some of President Trump's tweets.
A Fox News host has condemned Donald Trump over his latest attacks on the father of a college basketball player and a Republican senator.

On Saturday, the US President said he should have left three UCLA basketball players “in jail” in China after LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, refused to thank Mr Trump for his son’s release....

Mr Trump then accused Jeff Flake of saying “bad things about your favourite President” after the Republican Senator was caught on camera criticising the billionaire and controversial Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore.

During a three-minute monologue, Fox News host Neil Cavuto said Mr Trump’s remarks “don’t even border on being human”.

Accusing him of using a “bazooka to respond to a peashooter”, Mr Cavuto said the President wanted to see “gratitude bordering on grovelling”.

“Pick your fights because neither of these scenes is worth the fuss,” he added. “You wanted a thank you, you got it. You wanted a reason to go after a Senator you hate, you pounced on it. But last time I checked you are the President of the United States. Why don’t you act like it?”

Is Fox becoming disillusioned with Trump?

Nope. Cavuto is a Fox veteran who's never attained the status of Sean Hannity or, until recently, Bill O'Reilly. He's expressing (to put it mildly) a minority viewpoint at Fox.

Now let's take a look at what a rising young Fox star thinks.

Tomi Lahren: Trump Tweets at LaVar Ball and Mainstream Media Falls All Over Itself

... It all started when 3 UCLA basketball players decided to steal designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store while their team was in China.

Now that’s just pathetic on its own, but instead of rotting in a Chinese prison, they are back in cushy California.

How? Donald Trump is how.

But basketball equivalent of a Kardashian-Father of the Year - LaVar Ball - didn’t see it that way.

See, LaVar Ball doesn’t seem to think Donald Trump was much of a help and LaVar Ball also doesn’t think shoplifting is a big deal. Well Mr. Ball, maybe not in cushy California but in China, it is.
(Lahren herself is based in "cushy California," whose laws she seems to respect less than the laws of China.)
I guess LaVar Ball is not familiar with the case of Otto Warmbier, an American student in North Korea who was tortured and later died after being detained on charges that he tried to steal a poster from his hotel.

Mr. Ball, your klepto kid doesn’t have to worry about that because Donald Trump personally stepped in and made sure he got home.
(Yes, Lahren thinks that China might actually have inflicted mortal injuries on the three basketball players in prison. She believes, I guess, that China worries as little about grievously offending the U.S. as North Korea does.)
... Can you imagine what they would have said if Trump hadn't stepped in?

Oh, the race card would’ve been slapped down so hard our ears would still be ringing.

But he did, and y’all are still not happy and you’re still slapping down the race card! Why? Because Trump sent off another mean tweet.

Get over it. It’s a freakin’ tweet. What are you gonna do about it? Scream at the sky again? Make a sign and stand outside of Trump tower during traditional working hours, again? Wear a dumb hat and resist, again?

Go for it!
(Those scream-at-the-sky events that took place on the anniversary of Trump's election got zero attention in the left-wing and mainstream media, but are mentioned endlessly in the right-wing media. I don't know anyone who participated in them. Do you?)
His tweets offend you, we get it. It’s not “presidential,” we get it.

Well here’s the cold hard truth, we had a “presidential” president for 8 years and it got us nowhere.

Look at diplomatic relations under Obama. All of our enemies got stronger....
("All of our enemies got stronger." At the bottom of the ocean, Osama bin Laden would beg to differ.)
That was President Obama being “presidential. That’s what 8 years of bowing to the world and apologizing for America looks like.

Well the apology tour is over and if your biggest issue with Trump is what he tweets, I think your little snowflake heart will be just fine.

Trump is Trump and I’ve got news for you, he’s not changing. He's effective and quite frankly, he gets a kick out of watching mainstream leftist media hacks lose their minds each time he lays down 280 characters.
(Wait -- what was that list thing you said, Tomi? I missed it because I was laughing so hard after you said, "He's effective.")
If the American people wanted a limp noodle in office we would have voted for low-energy Jeb or full-blown Democrat John Kasich.

Yet, here we are. If Trump didn’t tweet, half of you “journalists” would have to research real stories so thank your lucky stars you just get to sit back and scroll through Twitter and wait to be offended.
That's Fox's superstar of the future calling critics of Trump's tweets "media hacks" and "snowflakes." I think she's talking to you, Neil.

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