One of the many inappropriate and un-presidential habits that Donald Trump still hasn’t given up on — despite being elected the leader of the free world — is reckless posting on Twitter.
The president-elect still tweets and retweets often factually incorrect information. Most recently, he quoted a 16-year-old boy from California while tweeting a rant against a CNN reporter, Jeff Zeleny.
A lot of Republicans reportedly do not approve of Trump’s tweets but Dick Cheney is one of the few ones who have publicly praised the boorish billionaire’s bouts of sudden lunacy on social media.
At the Forum, Cheney appeared to suggest that Trump’s tweets are enough for American people to rely on for news.
“I do think you need to be careful,” Cheney responded to CNN’s Barbara Starr’s question if Trump’s out-of-control tweeting habit was dangerous.
“But he’ll learn as he goes along. I think he is putting some brains and good people with him. I am a big fan of [Vice President-elect] Mike Pence,” Cheney casually added, forgetting that it is, in fact, Trump and not Pence who would eventually be responsible for running the country.
“I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it’s sort of a way around the press,” Cheney continued. “It’s modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore,” he said referring to mainstream media in general.
(Well, that’s convenient — only it’s been observed that Trump “lies 87 times in just five hours.”)
As the audience laughed, Cheney added: “I apologize.”
Such an answer coming from Cheney, though, is hardly surprising. After all, he someone who, to this day, is unabashedly unapologetic for orchestrating, along with Bush and several others, what turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes committed by the American government in the history of politics: the 2003 Iraq War.