I have heard that in private Dick Cheney is a very funny, frank, direct, and politically incorrect guy. He is also very funny, frank, direct, and politically incorrect in public.
Watch as Cheney offers a dose of truth to CNN’s Barbara Starr who is interviewing Cheney and Leon Panetta on the challenges ahead for Donald Trump.
Starr attempts to poke Trump in the eye by making fun of his near-constant use of social media, especially Twitter, to speak directly to the American people, where his words could stand on their own, uncensored and not subject to the biased interpretation of a liberal talking head like her, often intentionally taking his remarks out of context to paint a biased and dishonest picture.
Starr, who I suppose is an expert on foreign policy (yeah, right), looking down her nose at Dick Cheney, who happens to actually be an expert on foreign policy, warns of the rude awakening President-elect Trump is in for, as she declares, “The language of tweets is not necessarily as nuanced and contextual as U.S. foreign policy is.”
Newsflash, Barbara! Twitter can be “as nuanced and contextual” as the author cares to make it in 140 character spaces or less. Brevity is the soul of wit and the heart of clear communication (he says as he writes a 500-word intro to a video).
Trump’s reliance upon social media demonstrates his simple genius. He used Twitter as a tool when he needed it. He may continue to use it to get around the prejudice of the mainstream media, which has been no friend to The Donald. I look for his Press Secretary to take no crap from reporters like you during White House press briefings. He may ban reporters altogether who demonstrate clear bias against the Trump administration, putting the mainstream media on notice that they are invited to the White House at the President’s pleasure, and as surely as he invited them he can uninvite them, so their reporting had better be fair and objective.
Following is the transcript of the video segment from Real Clear Politics. The video will start at the appropriate mark. Just click and enjoy as Cheney tells Starr frankly and honestly, “He (Trump) is at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.” BOOM!