Senator Jeff Flake’s twitter and the day to day life of a US Senator

Recently, following an episode of NPR’s This American Life on the Senator Jeff Flake’s attempt to pass a bill through Congress, I have decided to follow the man on Twitter.

The man is a United State’s Senator and provides a window into a congressman’s view on the world and day to day life.

Flake’s tweets mostly pertain to US politics, but also offer a personal insight into what he does for fun as well.

Recently the Senator made a speech to Congress condemning the President’s actions in perpetuating the “fake news” attack on journalism.  In it he compares Trump’s assault on the media to Stalin’s, and blames him for third world Dictators adopting the technique. Coming from a Republican, the statements are hard hitting and poignant.


Michael Cohen raids and the Sean Hannity controversy

As many are aware, the FBI raided former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s house, hotel room and office in search of documents linking Cohen to possible bank fraud. Trump lashed out after the raids calling them a “witch hunt.”

Following the raids more news has come out involving Cohen and Fox news commentator Sean Hannity. Hannity, who formerly claimed he was not a client of Cohen’s, was revealed in a hearing to have been in business with the lawyer.

Sean Hannity had been a heavy supporter of the president, and following the FBI raids agreed with Trump’s claim that the raids were unfair, a “with hunt.”

Now his ties to the lawyer are calling into question his integrity as a new’s commentator for not disclosing his conflict of interest to his audience.

The rise of racism and political divide in America

The rising trend of racism in America is an idea that many seem to be aware of, yet any proof that racism is again experiencing growth is based mostly on anecdotal evidence. A rise in news reports on racist cops, the Charlottesville incident, and Trump’s inauguration all point to the idea that racism is making a revival in this country, but racism is a hard thing to track.

Add to that the fact that the left and the right can’t even agree on whether or not racism is a big issue makes finding concrete facts about the revival of white supremacy hard to come by.

Whether or not racism is experiencing a revival, many on the left seem to believe that it is happening. That belief, even on its own, can have ramifications.

However there is some evidence to support the claim. For one, hate crimes have been on the rise in the past two years, since 2015. As well, the KKK has claimed they are experiencing a revival in membership.

Even Fox News acknowledges that there is a problem, however the cause, they say, is debatable.

Trump v.s. DACA and the Democrats

Earlier today, The New York Times wrote a report about the latest of President Trumps infamous tweets. These tweets were about the DACA program and how the Democrats are not supporting him and his administrations plans for Border control.

I enjoyed reading this article due to the aggregation and curation this article provided.

For example, they did not just link the President’s twitter account, but they also posted his tweets for the readers to see, and helps readers to digest the President’s own words.

The article also links to the website about a bipartisan proposal to help immigrant children for those who may not be aware of his previous statements.

Trump for Tax Cuts – Donnie Takes to Twitter

3.5M Americans , getting paid after companies giving bonuses and benefits!

President Trump , takes twitter announcing his huge accomplishment of getting companies to take larger tax cuts; allowing 3.5 million Americans to get benefits and other monies from their employers. This has not only been a major deal for people that work for these companies , but also has boost the job market by adding an additional 200,000 jobs for people. Trump hash tagging his infamous ” MAGA” slogan , or ” Make American Great Again” , is Donnie really up for the challenge? 

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View the rest of President Trumps TWEETS to see whats next!

Definitely taking American to the next level, as far employment goes, by dropping the unemployment rate to a staggering 4.1% before his term of office at 9.3% during the Obama administration. In hopes that this number can continue to decrease, stay tuned to see what else “Donnie” does for the United States of America.