Normally, when you commit multiple mistakes at a job there is some form of punishment or possibly termination. But apparently, Donald Trump rewards his staff for making mistakes. Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer is praised for screwing up because it attracts ratings. Donald Trump stated last month that he is not firing Spencer despite his misleading information.
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” Trump reportedly said during a White House lunch last month. “That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.”
According to NYDN:
The spokesman’s live briefings have, indeed, trumped soap ratings: Attracting an average 4.3 million viewers, Spicer at one point outshined CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” and ABC’s “General Hospital,” per a February New York Times story.
Trump’s reported remarks appear to predate Spicer’s unfortunate April 11 word saladclaiming “someone as despicable as Hitler … didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” while justifying the U.S. airstrike on Syria over President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons.
The glossing-over of millions gassed in Nazi death camps — compounded by Spicer’s coining the phrase “Holocaust center” in place of “concentration camp” — prompted many, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the caps lock-heavy Anne Frank Center, to call for his firing.
These statements by Trump should worry those who take politics serious and look to politicians for insight. The President seems to care more about gaining ratings than he does propelling the truth to the American people. Check out this video below which implies certain news outlets use politics as entertainment television for ratings.
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) April 17, 2017