I propose a new cabinet post: Secretary of Tweets.
I thought that, once the election was over, Donald Trump wouldn’t find it necessary to tweet as much. It’s not the number of tweets, though, it’s the fact that Mr. Trump is, like many people, not careful with his word choice and tone.
With all due respect, I would suggest to him that he’s going to be very busy as President and, therefore, have even less time to choose the wording of his tweets. At the same time, what he says and how he says it is important to Americans as well as to foreigners, like heads of state and world-wide military leaders. So often he has to backtrack on what he tweets, because he meant it as a joke, for example, or came across in a troublesome way.
Mr. Trump will want to take advantage of every tool possible to accomplish the good he intends. But what if one of those tools insults an important world-stage player he’s trying to make a deal with or creates misunderstanding, animosity, or mistrust among people or countries he needs to work with? He minimizes his chance of success.
Think how much work this would save poor Kellyanne Conway, who is showing visible signs of exhaustion from trying to interpret Trump’s tweets for us and make the message more palatable on camera.
Here’s where the Secretary of Tweets comes in. Trump could tweet all he likes, but only to the Secretary, who might be his favorite retired English teacher or writer. The Secretary, a word-smith who knows the President well, can “translate” those tweets into ones that make the important point but do no harm, then send them out.
I think it’s a good idea. But, no, I WILL NOT apply for the position!