Well, like it or not, President Trump has found his place in history. He’ll be forever remembered, not for his policies, but for a late night mis-tweet.
The non-word “COVFEFE” is likely to be written into the law.
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or “COVFEFE” Act. This bill codifies vital guidance from the National Archives by amending the Presidential Records Act to include the term “social media” as a documentary material, ensuring additional preservation of presidential communication and statements while promoting government accountability and transparency.
“In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets,” said Rep. Quigley. “President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: “The President is the President of the United States, so they’re considered official statements by the President of the United States,”
Yes, we may incorporate @realDonaldTrump’s tweets about the ban into our Supreme Court argument.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 5, 2017
First I had automatically assumed that any statements made by the president that are not private are archived. –I guess I was wrong.
But why should the format matter? These are addressed to the general public, so why aren’t they preserved for future reference?
I had a long post outlined, but fact checking and dealing with all the political BS is literally giving me a headache.
So, Fuck ’em all!!!! and goodnight.