Why use a dog whistle when you can whistle Dixie out loud for everyone to hear? That seems to be the new strategy of the President's reelection campaign, which placed ads in social media blatantly displaying images used by the Nazis to identify political prisoners.
The President's reelection campaign teased its newest spot with an email subject line guaranteed to generate opens and views: "Watch this new ad before it gets banned." It's unlikely it will be banned, but it should definitely get fact-checked for its assertion: "The great American comeback has begun -- a record 2.5 million new jobs in May. And we're just getting started." Starting what, lying?
As bad as this past week of social unrest was, I'm preparing for a long hot summer, because chaos is the only strategy a despotic President has left for holding onto power. I fear he wants to spark a modern day Civil War, and a new spot from The Lincoln Projects underscores that.
Twitter has its rule-making backwards. It is precisely because they hold so much power that world leaders should be held to an even higher standard to be allowed to publish their missives on an open social media platform, not that they are immune from it.