The American public has been treated to a steady stream of news and commentary since the presidential election, and the first half of 2017 has been nothing short of stunning.
While some of the news outlets have taken advantage of the chaos, others have remained firmly on the sidelines, keeping their distance from the increasingly contentious and polarizing political discourse in the United States.
But there is one place where the American public can no longer sit idly by and watch the unfolding drama unfold.
The Donald is taking a firm stand on the issue of free speech and has gone so far as to take to Twitter to declare that his followers are not free to ignore or criticize him.
On Monday, Trump took to Twitter, declaring that his fans should “never be afraid to speak up.”
“We will all speak up.
And we will all stand together as we all unite,” he wrote.”
We have to speak out.
I have always believed in free speech, but it is a right not a privilege,” he added.
“I am so proud of the fact that we have such great leaders, so many great patriots, who are speaking out and standing up and supporting our president and our country.”
While the tweets were not the only indication of the president’s stance, it is certainly one that drew attention to the issue and led to widespread backlash.
Many of the tweets included criticism of Trump for his response to the Charlottesville protests and his continued attempts to distance himself from the white nationalist rally.
Other tweets by Trump on Monday, however, came in response to a number of articles written by reporters for outlets that have supported Trump’s campaign.
Some of the articles have been published by outlets that are affiliated with the Trump campaign, and several were written by journalists that have previously written for The New York Times and The Washington Post.
The criticism was met with a mixed reaction by Trump supporters, some of whom were quick to defend the president and the outlets that publish his tweets.
“You are the one that keeps coming out with these ridiculous tweets,” one Twitter user said.
“Trump is the president of the united States.
They are just so full of garbage.
He should shut up.”
Some of Trump’s most controversial tweets came from his frequent use of the hashtag “#FraudNews” to refer to the fake news media.
Trump has also been criticized for tweeting that “fake news is fake news,” and that “it is the biggest hoax in the history of the world.”
While Trump’s Twitter feed has been largely dormant for the first few weeks of 2017, his Twitter account has been regularly tweeting since February.
In recent days, Trump has begun using his Twitter feed to attack other media outlets that had published critical coverage of him during the campaign.
While many outlets have not been so willing to take the criticism, many have been forced to take action by the president himself.
Last week, the New York Daily News reported that Trump had ordered the Secret Service to send a team of agents to the White House to protect his wife Melania, who is a prominent member of the media and has also appeared on TV news programs, as well as various news organizations, including The New Yorker.
In the past, Trump’s administration has also gone after publications that have published unfavorable coverage of Trump.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal funds from news organizations that published critical articles about the president.
In that case, the Department of Justice cited the president for violating a law meant to ensure that the freedom of speech and expression is not violated.
The president also has been criticized by some within his own party for using Twitter to attack fellow Republican members of Congress and their staffs, particularly in the wake of the failure of House Speaker Paul Ryan to reach an agreement to pass the American Health Care Act, the most contentious piece of legislation ever passed in the U.S. Congress.
Some have argued that Trump’s tweets were a way for the president to distract from his ongoing legislative efforts.
But critics of the President have pointed out that he has also used Twitter to defend his own agenda, and have suggested that his tweets are a way to create division within the GOP.
For example, during his first week in office, Trump used Twitter on a daily basis to attack Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R, UT), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman and the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, respectively.
The President’s tweets also have sparked outrage among some Republicans who have said they would not vote for him, arguing that he is a divisive figure who would make them vulnerable in the general election.
However, in addition to using Twitter for his own political gain, Trump also has used it to make himself appear to be the legitimate leader of the country.
In addition to his tweets, the President also has an active Twitter account and has used his Twitter platform to address social media users and to respond to