It looks like the president-elect has the "crooked, dishonest" media on a leash, knowing exactly what piece of news to throw at them to distract from issues of "lesser importance."
This week, our Vice President -elect, Mike Pence, went to see one of the most iconic plays of our times, "Hamilton." This is ironic because Pence wants to move money away from HIV treatment to conversion therapies while the lead actor of the musical, Javier Muñoz, is an HIV-positive, openly gay actor.
The diverse cast of Hamilton also had a message for the veep-elect.
Hamilton's message, and Trump's unnecessary response, sparked an intense debate on Twitter.
Donald Trump asking for safe spaces because Mike Pence got booed is the most meta thing yet. https://t.co/I7jLm1YMIX— Arnessa (@Rrrrnessa) November 19, 2016
This means that the stuff that really matters is getting buried even deeper.
People believe Trump's feud with "Hamilton" is nothing but a ploy to distract America from how yhe billionaire business mogul settled his Trump University lawsuit after defrauding millions of poor Americans out of their hard-earned money or how he coaxed foreign diplomats to stay at his hotel in Washington D.C.
Other stories could include how Ivanka Trump sat in during the President-elect's meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Trump's outburst might have also been a tactic to remover attention from the fact that he appointed white nationalist Steve Bannon as his chief strategist or Islamophobe Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.
In fact, Trump’s entire cabinet is made up of a motley crew of racists, chauvinists, philanderers, and spineless opportunists.
Trump sends Pence to Hamilton so we stop freaking out about Ivanka's meeting w/ Japan's Prime Minister. See how easy it is to manipulate us?— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) November 19, 2016
Don't let Trump bury his fraud case with this Hamilton noise. This is what he does every damn time. Stop letting him get away with it.— Calvin (@calvinstowell) November 19, 2016
If I'd just settled a $25 million fraud suit, I'd probably be pretty happy if the news the next morning focused on my associate being booed— jason (@JasonKirkSBN) November 19, 2016
Trump tries to blow up the Hamilton intervention to distract from his $25m settlement on Trump University. https://t.co/9wT0HCnFXw— Martin McCluskey (@martinmccluskey) November 19, 2016
Don't let Trump's thin-skinned Hamilton tweet distract from:— Ken Sofer (@KenSofer) November 19, 2016
- Trump U fraud case
- Racist WH, NSA, AG appointments
- "Stay to play" scandal
So let's condemn Trump for rebuking the Hamilton cast members, but also remember that we, as a nation, still have many other things to be worried about.
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