Donald Trump, alpha male extraordinaire, slayer of political correctness, physical example of excellence, isn't fazed at all by the childish insults of the snowflake left. Sorry, wait, there was a typo there. What I meant to say was that he is EXTREMELY triggered by the childish insults of the very mean media, to the point where his aides have to put news that says he's doing a good job in front of him to prevent him from having Twitter meltdowns. Pretty cool, having a giant baby president.
Politico reports that former campaign officials with the Trump team say that "the key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control...is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise." Which, you know, is fine, because part of the job of being president definitely doesn't involve huge chunks of the country telling you what a huge piece of shit you are. And Trump definitely doesn't tweet his way into situations where people just respond with pig poop balls and calling him Tronald Dump.
In order to combat Trump sitting in the Oval Office crying like a big baby, tweeting through the tears brought on by the allegedly tolerant left, sources told Politico that the Trump campaign would reach out to friendly media outlets like Breitbart, Fox News and the Daily Caller in order to plant stories making Trump look good, on the theory that he would see them.
For example, when Trump engaged in a Twitter war with the father of a slain Muslim U.S. soldier in Iraq, Khizr Khan, the team set up a meeting with Gold Star Mothers of Florida and made sure to plant the story in conservative media. Breitbart also wrote stories about Khan's relationships with the Democratic Party. "We made sure that conservative media was aware of it, they connected the echo chamber," the former official said.
Elsewhere in the article, a source told Politico that White House aides can't leave Trump alone for even a couple of hours, because he watches too much TV and then calls people who don't work at the White House in order to carp about what the biased media is saying about him.
The White House wouldn't talk to Politico about the story, but it conforms exactly to earlier reports about Sean Spicer being seen as weak in Trump's eyes because a woman played him on television, and the observable reality of Trump tweeting weird shit about a voter fraud conspiracist after watching him on television and that time all of America watched him watching TV at a deafening volume to drown out the noisy loser demons in his head:
CNN cuts to Trump. TV is blasting 588-2300 Empire jingle in background. pic.twitter.com/C5hRxeWg8H
— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) January 26, 2017
Aside from Trump's TV and Twitter habit apparently turning aides into caretakers for a baby who has nuclear launch authorizations, the TV obsession has real consequences for aides. There have been the constant rumors of Spicer being on the hot seat, and now after too many shitty TV appearances, Kellyanne Conway has been sidelined from appearing on TV for the foreseeable future.
Conway, who is scheduled to appear on Fox News on Wednesday night, has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she told MSNBC that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president's "full confidence." Hours later, Flynn resigned.
The following day, Conway claimed Flynn had offered to resign, even though White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had asked Flynn for his resignation.
She has not given a television interview since then.
Anyway, just remember tweeting "Hey you're a piece of shit, mate" at the president of the United States apparently actually makes him mad. What a world.