by Graham Pierrepoint
In a year where US President Donald Trump has continued to polarize and confound both the press and people worldwide – though his followers and supporters still stay strong, his first few months in charge have been nothing less than eye-opening. Continuing to use Twitter on a regular basis to put his opinions to the world (occasionally even risking international crisis) and moving to power on despite allegations regarding Russian collusion during the 2016 election campaign, Trump has never been more confident in his own abilities as Commander in Chief – even if his approval rating dips.
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It’s another type of dip, perhaps, that has got some of the press talking in recent times, however – BBQ dip – as the President’s diet has come under scrutiny and perhaps for good cause!
It’s thought, according to a recent collaboration of various sources and interviews, that Trump may tend to watch up to eight hours of television each day (though we’re fairly sure ‘fake news’ doesn’t fall under that bracket) and it’s also thought that he may be knocking back around 12 cans of diet coke on a daily basis, too. Add these to claims that he chowed down on daily McDonald’s sandwiches and that he allegedly sends most of his angry tweets while sitting in his PJs – and you have a picture that many people find quite amusing. Twitter went into something of a flurry when such news emerged – though Trump’s team were quick to hit back at what they have claimed to be intentionally negative news-spreading.
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Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, backed up his boss and hit back at bias in the media and regarding the ongoing Russian collusion claims. “He feels like there’s an effort to undermine his election and that collusion allegations are unfounded. He believes passionately that the liberal left and the media are out to destroy him. The way he got here is fighting back and counterpunching.”
While the media and those ideologically opposed to Trump may be resorting to tactics such as this particular story to paint a different picture of his leadership to that which he’d prefer, it remains to be said that the President has created quite a stir or two on his own via social media – meaning that it might not just be ‘fake news’ that is the source of all this press interest.