Why is the President being so quiet on twitter lately? I think I know. Since his approval rating has significantly risen, the last thing he wants to do is inject some controversial commentary on issues such as the porn star scandal.
I am sure he would really like for the whole scandal to fall off the national and cable news cycles. In some ways, the story has become more of a tabloid sex scandal than an important matter effecting many Americans. By deliberately being silent on the issues that can affect the perception of his morals as well as his controversial behavior, he seems to be waiting for the shit storms to pass so that he can get the message out regarding his recent accomplishments as well as getting on with governing. Interestingly, he continues to trot his press staff out to the briefings to defend him. Unfortunatley, they have not been afraid to lie on his behalf, yet by him not personally sending out outrageous tweets, he has been able to avoid some of the blow back.
To me, I think his silence is serving a more personal purpose. We have to remember that he is married with a young child. Whether he acknowledges it or not, his behavior as a father and a husband does have an effect on his day-to-day life. I am sure that he wants to put the wreckage of his past behind him.
His wife, sons and daughters perception of him has a huge impact on his life. Although many in the media portray him as a monster, I am sure he would like to be perceived as someone of high moral character. The problem with family is that you can only bullshit them so long. They will only tolerate his shenanigans until they rub off on them. As with any family, as a group, they together make up the whole of the family culture. As far as Melania is concerned, being humiliated and jilted as a result of his morally bankrupt actions is probably not good for their relationship. People say that she knew what she was getting into when she married him. I don’t care what anyone says, the truth is that she expected him to be faithful and when he wasn’t, she never expected to have her nose rubbed in it. As far as his kids and grandkids go, I am sure he wants to have them look up to him. Given all of that, as any member of a family, when faced with such controversy, it is probably best to be quiet.
For President Trump, he must be worried about the truths that will be unmasked regarding his behavior with Stormy. Remember Stormy is a porn actress, not a librarian. I don’t think he can just say it didn’t happen and make the whole scandal go away. Between the affair and the cover up, he knows the whole thing won’t dissipate with his normal practice of distraction. I also believe that whatever Putin is holding as leverage over him has forced him to be unusually supportive of him. Otherwise I believe he would act like a bull in a china shop and treat Russia the same as he does with any other country. Once again, if and when the truth came out it could further distress his relationship with his family.
No matter what he says, I think that his family and his real friends are more important to him than the current disaster that is his Presidency. I almost believe that if he had his druther, he would rather be running his businesses. At least then, he could control everything that is going on around him. He is far more comfortable and expertly more knowledgable about the realty and hospitality businesses than the government. Even if he fails at that in the short run, he believes that he could work through it without the constant criticism he and his family face everyday while he is the President.
If you think about it…there is so much of a mess he is making as President and as we all know, he has never been silent about anything. Should he fess up, he will believe that he will be percieved as loser. That is not an option for him.
I think that the the walls seem to be closing in on him and he can no longer stop it.