July 15, 2019

MEANWHILE, OVER AT VODKAPUNDIT: Trump Tweets Ignite Firestorm — On the Right. “Trump’s tweets have always been tailored to generate a gut response. The trick — and I admit it took me months longer than it should have to take this to heart — is to allow yourself a brief cooling down period, consider his target audience and their gut response. Instead of luxuriating in an outraged #Resist or a chest-thumping #MAGA insta-reaction, ask yourself what was the purpose of Trump’s tweet, and did he achieve it. Do that, and you’ll find that while Trump takes a lot of flak for his tweets, it’s almost always because he’s directly over his target.”

Read the whole thing, if you don’t mind me saying so myself.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): You absolutely should. And note this deconstruction from Ann Althouse, too. She understands what Trump is doing in a way that few law professors do. Plus, Ernest Tubb.

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