To begin with, Trump's intellectual dishonesty is deeply at odds with Plato and Socrates view that justice and truth are the highest virtue. Also, in contrast to Plato's teachings, Trump focuses on the physical aspects of erotic love, instead of the just man's desires for knowledge and goodness in a relationship. Lastly, Trump's behavior and polices desperately lack the four virtues that make a just city, such as wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice.
By following the Twitter handle @hillaryclinton, one can view live tweets from Clinton, and her team. Since the demographic for Twitter users is more heavily weighted towards young adults, (Journalism.com 11/21/15). After famous baseball player, Yogi Berra, passed away, Clinton took a break from tweeting about politics and recognized his greatness in the game. (Hillary Clinton. Twitter 9/23/15) This tweet shows that in addition to a political agenda, Clinton is also trying to appear more relatable. Because tweets are only 140-characters, Clinton must convey her message in a digestible medium. On September 18th, Clinton tweeted, “the House voting to defund Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health – nothing more, nothing less. Republicans should be ashamed” (Twitter 9/18/15). This clear and bold statement reveals Clinton’s views of defunding Planned Parenthood in a way easy for Twitter users to read, react, and then immediately share. There are thousands of responses to her statements demonstrating Twitter as a forum for people to voice their opinions. Through the medium specificity Twitter brings, Clinton is able to reach a broader range of voters in real-time with her distinct
Trump is using Twitter as his mass media outlet. Trump expresses his views wildly and without a filter. He tends to come off hot headed, uncompassionate, and irrational. In my opinion, the more he tweets the more the American people dislike him.
Today’s political environment, has seen more public dissatisfaction with an incoming president than any other time in recent history. Protests around the country are ongoing as people are voicing their opposition to new immigration policies and presidential actions deemed to be unethical, unconstitutional, and immoral. Although there are those who support President Trump’s view on immigration, there is a large contingent of the population who believe the president’s conduct is morally and ethically wrong. In contrast to what some see as wrong conduct, Geuras and Garofalo (2011) note, “Right conduct refers not only to the honest management of public resources but also to respect for the rights and dignity of persons within and outside of public organizations” (p. 321). Immigration rights groups and activists argue the new rules for deportation violate basic civil rights and harm the dignity of those immigrants
News stations across the world have reported that Trump is being reckless with what he says on Twitter and does not think about the consequences of his words. A correlation between Trump’s tweets and the stock market was observed, resulting in even more criticism against Trump. Many are arguing that Trump should not have the power to affect the stock market with his tweets. The combination of these criticising reports and Trump’s tweets have resulted in some countries publicly speaking out against Trump, such as North Korea and China. This has drastically raised tensions, while worsening existing problems between these countries and the United States. This has led to national security threats over Trump’s twitter account. Many are worried that Trump’s tweets against North Korea and China will spark military action. Trump should not use his Twitter because his tweets have created questions about his power over the stock market, raised tensions with other countries, and claims that his tweets threaten national
Instead of tweeting about important issues that are related to current events, President Trump tweets about topics that make him appear unprofessional. For example, President Trump immediately went to twitter after SNL, a comedy sketch show, performed numerous satire pieces about his actions. He proclaimed that SNL was the worst show of its’ network, NBC. Furthermore, he said that the comedy show is not funny and that the cast is terrible, declaring it “bad television.” These comments from our President are alarming because a newly elected President should not be taking time out of his busy schedule to review a television show while some of the country is still struggling to adjust to his election. Tweets such as this cause the public
When becoming President of the United States, there are a lot of rules and regulations that come with the job. One of these includes the emoluments clause that is located in the U.S. Constitution. The emoluments clause states that, “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State”. With Trump being in business with many foreign countries, he could at some point do something that would violate the emoluments clause. If someone
We arrive at our next author, Nora Young, who discusses the delights and damage of digital life. She believes people are moving from living life as a normal person into becoming your digital persona. “Digital Technology takes us out of where we are” (Young, pg. 85). That we are moving our attitudes along the Elaboration Likelihood Model from more central beings into peripheral. Basically, voters are not dissecting or understanding more information and are beginning to blur the details and not care. With Trump, he seems to be this caricature of the stereotypical white supremacist & sexist but while it’s so exaggerated, it is not a parody. However, regular people want to become spectacles so they keep videos/photos of special places/messages. They try to participate in this media narrative by spreading/acting out ill though out racial messages to gain attention to become a part of the spectacle as Debord explained earlier. Trump manages to utilize twitter to its best ability to still manipulate his constituents by enticing them into a false reality of
Question 1: Trump must consider his loyalties when turning over his business to his family members. Loyalties are dependent upon the occupation. Trump has been a businessman his whole career and now is about to be president. For this reason, Trump’s loyalties will be dependent on two occupations. Many people have the potential of being affected by the situation. In relation to Trump’s business, he owes loyalty to his employees. His employees are both foreign and domestic. He owes loyalty to his investors and the stockholders. He also owes loyalty to the consumers and anyone who uses his businesses services. He owes loyalty to his family and the people that will be taking this business over. His loyalties to these people will have a financial affect on them.
Imagine a world where innocent individuals were fearful of their livelihood and the livelihood of their families, always having to look over their shoulders and stay in the shadows to avoid having everything they know ripped out from underneath them. It has been prevalent in the media lately that the Trump administration has ended the DACA program. The general consensus is that this will positively affect our economy as a nation and decrease our unemployment rates astronomically due to the job market opening back up. However, the opposite might be the case. That is the world Trump will have the power to create if Congress doesn’t make a decision to keep the DACA program within the next
Throughout American history, freedom of speech has been fought for and granted. Consequently, free speech has gone overboard. In America, people tweet about the president like birds all day; unlike, the Chinese who are precocious with how they represent their president. Throughout American society, cynicism is prevalent, and therefore, the media mocks the president.
Expressed by Oppenheim, Chaudhary, Lovelace Jr., Peltz, Kang, and Toosi, Trump’s tweets have affected foreign relations, affected the stock of companies he tweets about, and pose a national security threat. All of these authors discuss how President Trump’s tweets have caused major problems in our country. Both Oppenheim and Chaudhary agree that Trump’s tweets are increasing tensions with other countries. In addition, Lovelace and Peltz express that stock traders have been using Trump’s tweets to buy and sell stock to make a large profit. Kang and Toosi have analyzed how Trump’s tweets are risking our national security. Each one of these writers agree that Trump’s tweets are having a negative effect on our country as a
With the influential power of a leader, it is not difficult to sway the views of citizens with only a few words from behind a screen. An example of social media being used to sway the view of the people against each other can be found on the twitter account of President Donald Trump. “Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change,NOW!”,Donald, (@realDonaldTrump).27 January 2017 5:19 AM.This tweet is unethical and can very easily sway the view of the public to dislike Mexico and the people who reside there,because it could lead American citizens to believe that Mexicans are not hard working people.It is not for a leader to decide who the people should like and who the people should hold animosity towards.It is his job to provide facts and information,and then let the people of the United states of America decide for themselves how they feel about Mexican affairs.Another example of a leader using social media to sway the views of the people against one another can be found on the twitter acount of President Donald Trump, “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.”Donald (@realDonladTrump).22 January 2017 4:47 AM.This tweet shows unethical leadership because it turns the citizens of America against the
Normally, if a President has an issues or needs to make a statement this is not the way it is gone about. I have never seen a president who has time to take to twitter when wanting to address things.
Social media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many more are well used nowadays. I have found most of the news which is known to be fake are spreading hugely in social media. Recently the news was so much viral in the social media. The news was about a “Muslim migrant” who was accused of beating up a boy on crutches. This video was so much viral in the social media and the highlighted thing is the boy was claimed to be immigrant. This news was published in Netherlands where there was a big controversy in many parts of the world. But later the news was found to be fake and not convincing. Even the news broadcaster and the video poster were found to be fake for this news. The most surprising thing was that the president of United States “Donald Trump” has shared this news on a social media without knowing the point. It’s totally shocking that the person which is well reputed and known has shared the fake news without finding the truth. Because of these kinds of a crucial mistake made by such person has affected the society and the people. He mainly accused the boy as an immigrant which was totally false and unexpected. Even most of the people trust this fake news with only with the title which can bring unwanted accident. So, we can say that the people should be concerned about the news and the reality. We should have to point out whether it's fake or not instead of blaming or degrading others without real and truthful news.