The media are up in arms today following President Trump’s first flight on Air Force One because he didn’t follow the tradition of turning and waving to the press.
The President was leaving Joint Base Andrews and flying to Philadelphia to address the 2017 GOP retreat when he committed this oversight. Twenty minutes later when he landed in Philadelphia he gave a thumbs up and a wave as he descended the stairs.
This didn’t keep angry liberals from taking to Twitter to complain about what they are implying is proof that Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to be president.
Pres Trump boards Air Force One, but doesn’t turn around to wave – as presidents have done for decades. pic.twitter.com/pUOPtB0V0w
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 26, 2017
— ZN Rhodes (@znrhodes28) January 26, 2017
Thankfully many Americans also took this for what it was; a small misstep in tradition by a man who has spent his life getting things done, not posing for photos.
wow trump didn’t wave after getting on Air Force One? grounds for impeachment! #DumpTrump
— Jacob Michael Gerard (@Jacob_Gerhard) January 26, 2017
3rd world problems: I’m starving
2nd: my Lada won’t start
1st: this espresso isn’t soy
beltway problems: Trump didn’t wave https://t.co/lwTZVQn4ix
— Welcome To The Oort (@ClarkHat) January 26, 2017
After less than a week in office, President Trump has signed 8 presidential memorandums and 4 executive orders fulfilling promises that he made to the American people while on the campaign trail. That’s not even mentioning all the domestic jobs that he saved or all the money that he kept in our economy based on the deals he brokered before he took office. I think we can forgive him if his mind was on something more important than waving to the cameras.
Hopefully, the media will spend its time in the future reporting issues that really impact people’s lives, and not use valuable resources undermining the new President.
Do you think the Media over reacted? Let us know in the comments.