Yes! Someone is actually trying to hold Donald Trump accountable!
The POTUS has made our country an international laughingstock with his backward policies, rudeness with foreign dignitaries, and criminal scandals.
But the most embarrassing aspect of 45’s Presidency has to be his Twitter account.
Now someone in Congress is finally trying to make sure all the inflammatory, contradictory, poorly thought-out social media missives are treated with the same official oversight as any other Presidential statements.
To begin officially preserving Trump’s tweets as presidential records, Illinois Representative Mike Quigley introduced on Monday The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act.
Yep. The COVFEFE Act. Quigley argues:
“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.”
Currently, there is no legal precedent that qualifies social media posts as presidential records, but even the White House has agreed they’re official.
Last week when asked, Press Secretary Sean Spicer responded:
“The president is president of the United States, so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States.”
We’re guessing Spicey wanted to say no, but Trump wouldn’t let him. After all, this is a President who loves his Twitter account more than he loves this country.
What do YOU think of The COVFEFE Act??