While Americans are focused on the economy, healthcare, and other important issues, the media seems to be focused on drama.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson became frustrated when a CNN interviewer asked him a about whether he called Trump a “moron.” Refusing to answer, he said, “These are the games of Washington. These are the destructive games of this town. They’re not helpful to anyone, so my position on it is: I’m not playing. I’m not playing. You want to make a game out of it, I’m not playing.”
Tillerson has come under fire for a supposedly calling the President a “moron,” according to NBC News. It has caused some to question the strength of the relationship between Tillerson and Trump, as well as how that affects the President’s ability to lead.
Yet, Tillerson has refused to engage in the petty debates, saying it’s part of the “destructive” culture of Washington, “This is a town that seems to relish gossip, rumor, innuendo, and they feed on it. They feed on one another in a destructive way. I don’t work that way and I’m not going to dignify the question.”
Tillerson believes part of the obsession is because Trump isn’t your average politician, stating, “He has assembled a very, I think, unconventional team. He himself is an unconventional president. He’s assembled an unconventional cabinet. I’m an unconventional pick as secretary of state. But that’s because he does not accept the status quo with the many threats that we are confronting in the world today.”
This unconventional style is something that voters wanted, even if the media or the left don’t seem to approve. According to The Hill, a few Democrats have started to show concern that their obsession with the drama surrounding Trump is beginning to cost them voters.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) said voters are growing weary of Russia collusion allegations because there are more important issues, claiming, “We can’t just talk about Russia because people back in Ohio aren’t really talking that much about Russia, about Putin, about Michael Flynn. They’re trying to figure out how they’re going to make the mortgage payment, how they’re going to pay for their kids to go to college, what their energy bill looks like.”
According to Politico, Darry Sragow, a Democrat strategist and political commentator, says he believes voters are frustrated with out of touch politicians, “We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia. The more we talk about stuff that voters don’t truly care about in their daily lives… it confirms that the Democratic Party’s brain has been eaten by the elites in Washington who have been sitting fat and happy for a lot of years while working Americans have lost their jobs and lost confidence in the future.”
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Tillerson echoed this sentiment among voters when he reminded the CNN interviewer that Trump’s unconventional approach is something they want, saying, “He is not going to accept the status quo. The American people elected him to change the status quo, and that’s what he’s doing.”
Whenever the media, the left, or established politicians get fired up about the drama surrounding Trump, they ignore the real issues facing the US. Americans care more about the state of the economy than they do an offhand comment the Secretary of State may or may not have made about the President, and the media needs to recognize this.