NBC news reports today that President-elect Donald Trump ditched the press before going to dinner last night.
I shit you not. This is what passes for news these days.
In a highly unusual move, President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday night left his Manhattan residence without notifying the reporters covering him or giving any indication of where he was going.
The maneuver seemed to deliberately limit access to the media.
The only way the press eventually ascertained his whereabouts was after a Bloomberg reporter, who happened to be dining at the 21 Club, tweeted a photo of Trump and some of his transition team in the Midtown steakhouse.
Let me get this straight. These fuckwads actually think that a President-elect should report to the media anytime he steps out for a meal, because TRANSPARENCY? Aren’t we getting a little stupidly desperate to find anything at all to support the narrative of EVIL TRUMP?
Frankly, as a non-Trump supporter, I’m thinking this is a bit creepy.
Should he hold a media conference to inform the public about the transition? Yes.
Should he be transparent about his interactions with foreign leaders? Absolutely. Because otherwise, you get the Russians setting the narrative about the leadership’s relationship with the head of the country that considers the US and NATO to be its primary national security threat.
But should he inform the press every time he steps out for a bite to eat? Come on!
The media are not his mommy and daddy. He doesn’t need to notify them every time he goes to a restaurant, changes a suit, or takes a shit.
Him going out for a bite to eat is not and should not be of public interest unless he’s secretly meeting with the Russians in the restaurant.
We, as a society, have become relentless celebrity hounds. We demand to know what public figures are doing every moment of every day, and somehow we feel entitled to know every detail about their lives. Thanks, stupid reality shows! Thanks a fuck ton!
Next time the media demands he notify them of his dinner plans, he should send them a photo of his morning BM as well. If they want details, give them details!