Never in history have we had a direct line to the President of the United States. Although it is only a one-way communication, his tweets give us the real-time thoughts of a man who holds the highest title of the land.
I remind myself that real life happens outside the rectangular rim of my iPad. However, it is sometimes difficult for me to pay attention to other areas of my life when the president impulsively tweets.
October 1, 2017.
7:30am. I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…
7:31am. …Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!
12:01pm. Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.
Keep in mind that Kim Jong Un and millions of others may have read this tweet long before a shocked Rex Tillerson read it.
Just to keep things in perspective:
Total deaths from natural disasters:
Hurricane Harvey: 63.
Hurricane Irma: 72.
Hurricane Maria: 16.
9-19-17. Earthquake. Mexico City: 361.
9-23-17. Earthquake. Oaxaca, Mexico: 6.
Total deaths from man-caused new Korean war:
Pentagon estimates 20,000 deaths daily in South Korea, retired US general says.
Jeff Daniels. CNBC. 9/25/2017.
Total deaths could be millions.