Trumpian twitter catches on Down Under – our PM and Foreign Minister are tweeting to transmit their thoughts on the big issues

It looks like our government leaders have decided there’s one thing the disgraced US President Donald Trump can teach them.  It’s to turn to the Twitosphere  for communicating with their people.

Press statements have been spurned in recent days and they are tweeting to tell us what they think – for example – on mob rule in Washington and the dismantling of democracy in Hong Kong.

Their disapproval (as it happens) is disappointingly lacking in outrage.

On the positive side, their tweeting means they could dispense with the services of their press secretaries and trim the executive wage bill.

On the negative side, it means their official positions on the big issues of the day are not being recorded at Beehive.govt.nz, a website which claims to be and should be

… the best place to find Government initiatives, policies and Ministerial information

Not any more. Continue reading “Trumpian twitter catches on Down Under – our PM and Foreign Minister are tweeting to transmit their thoughts on the big issues”

Clamour grows for Trump to go after mob takes over the Capitol – but his days are numbered officially regardless

By the time Donald Trump leaves office on January 20, assuming he lasts that long, he will depart the White House as the most despised US president in more than a century. The appalling scenes at the Capitol on Wednesday epitomised his time in office, shocking western leaders let alone the US population.

Tweeting on what happened, PM Jacinda Adern said:

“Like so many others, I’ve been watching what’s happening in the United States. I share the sentiment of friends in the US – what is happening is wrong.

“Democracy – the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully should never be undone by a mob. Our thoughts are with everyone who is as devastated as we are by the events of today. I have no doubt democracy will prevail.”

Calls grow by the hour for Trump to be impeached or removed from office. The Constitution’s 25th Amendment provide for the vice-president, the Cabinet or others to march on the White House and demand a president’s departure.  Republican Party vultures are pecking away at the carcass of the Trump administration. Continue reading “Clamour grows for Trump to go after mob takes over the Capitol – but his days are numbered officially regardless”