Cardinal Dolan: Trump shouldn’t be tweeting

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday that President Trump shouldn’t be tweeting, comparing the potential of a post on social media to road rage.

“I don’t think so,” said Dolan when asked by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto whether the president should be tweeting. “I tweet but in a carefully orchestrated way where other people read it before it goes out. Tweets tend to be the subject of impetuosity. When you write a letter, you let it sit for a little while, then you mail it. When you get a tweet, when you get mad, it’s like driving a car. You say things driving a car you wouldn’t say at a dinner table. That’s what a tweet can be.”

Since President Trump’s inauguration in January — at which Dolan read a prayer during the ceremony — he has continued to be active on Twitter, suggesting any terrorist attacks would be the fault of a “so-called” judge who ruled against his travel ban, saying “any negative polls are fake news,” and calling the New York Times, NBC News, ABC News , CBS News and CNN “the enemy of the American people. Trump also accused former President Barack Obama of ordering a wiretap and declared there were millions of illegal votes in the 2016 election, without providing evidence for either claim.

Dolan also said that most presidencies do not start smoothly, citing the early days of former presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton’s terms in office as examples.

“That we’ve got a rocky start, I don’t think that should shock us as Americans,” said Dolan. “That we do have a rather unprecedented style? That could be shocking, but some people find it refreshing.”

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  1. Chandler says:

    Hasn’t learned the separation of State and Religion.
    He ought to stick to what he knows and keep his nose out of politics.
    There are things that need to be taken care of in religions conflicts.
    That is where he has expertise should be practiced, not in Politics.
    Just my thoughts on this matter.

  2. DonRS says:

    Let me suggest Cardinal Dolan has bigger fish to fry.

    His POPE is running his mouth in opposition to the virtually ALL the bedrock principles of the Catholic Church, including support for One World Government, Socialism, anti-Nationalism, Islam, Unlimited Muslim refugees, Priest Marriage, Marriage after Divorce!

    The Catholic Church is dissolving in front of our very eyes.

  3. Original Anna says:

    I get the feeling Cardinal Dolan likes Trump and is trying to encourage Trump to be a little more careful and make sure he doesn’t say something that Trump’s enemies can scream about. These two come from different backgrounds, the priest learning how to be careful so as not to lose followers, Trump learning how to be rough enough so as to attract and keep his followers. We are use to presidents who hide stuff from us and this out in the openness of Trump takes some getting use to. These men are friends and will remain so. Trump is already addressing some of the anti Christian attitudes of our courts, judges and gov’t agencies, he has Pence for that reason. Cardinal Dolan wants Trump to be able to keep addressing this anti Christian baloney going on in this country and doesn’t want Trump stopped because of something he tweets.

  4. RufusVonDufus says:

    Cardinal Dolan should definitely stick to talking about his religion and the catholic church rather than sticking his big nose into American politics. Go out and hunt down all the priests who are causing your church so much grief and leave politics to the politicians!

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