Eliana Johnson, Politico, 02/13/2019; ; see also
President Trump's national security adviser has become an unlikely social media star.
Image from article, with caption:John Bolton’s tweets have taken on a Trumpian quality, liberally incorporating exhortations and exclamation points. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
He is the unlikeliest social media star of the Trump administration.
At 70 years old, and in one of Washington’s most sensitive jobs, national security adviser John Bolton has started tweeting with the frequency, and often the passion, of his boss.
Trump’s third national security adviser is using Twitter far more often, and more colorfully, than any of his predecessors — making policy pronouncements and lambasting perceived bad guys. His targets range widely, from the Cuban government to Vladimir Putin’s Russia to the “failing” New York Times.
In recent weeks, he has trained his fire on the embattled socialist regime of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. On a single day in F..
Deriq Bernard, The Manila Times, February 10, 2019
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Twitter since 2012 has become the unofficial tool for diplomacy for many leaders. So much so that a social phenomena called “Twiplomacy” or “hashtag diplomacy,” has developed from the use of social network and microblogging websites. …
[H]eads of state and their diplomats conduct diplomatic outreach and public diplomacy on Twitter. As this is happening, the diversity in diplomatic communications happens on the platform. Things from invitations to events, to calls for bilateral cooperation, to innovating to get the public into a discussion, and even town halls utilize Twitter. And in very undiplomatic terms, diplomats also use terse language to push or jab both of friends and enemies of the state. But based on Twitter reports, there are more friendly and casual posts than fiery speech. …
John Feeley, univision.com; John Feeley was US Ambassador to Panama and is a Univision political analyst.
Image from article: President Trump signing a new Cuba policy order in Miami, June 16, 2017. Left to right: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio, Vice President Mike Pence.
Cubans are playing a key role in the Venezuelan crisis, on both sides.
President Trump is bringing the Venezuela road show to Miami on Monday in an attempt to keep the pressure on Nicolas Maduro. He will no doubt repeat his State of the Union dig at Democrats, when he raised the specter of socialism in that long-suffering country and linked it to his domestic political opposition.
“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said in his speech to Congress. “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” he added.
The truth is, Maduro ..
Image from article: Steve Herman, VOA White House Bureau Chief.
Steve Herman is a native Cincinnatian and attended elementary school here, but he’s traveled the world throughout his journalism career.
Now the White House bureau chief for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C., Herman will speak on “Covering the White House and the World” Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the National Voice of America Museum in West Chester.
The free event is the first of the museum’s four-part series, “The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station,” hosted in collaboration with the MidPointe Library System.
Herman will speak about the Voice of America today, what it’s like to cover the White House as a VOA correspondent and the VOA’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis] regarding disinformation campaigns from China and Russia.
Dayton-based law firm Sebaly, Shillito and Dyer, as well as VOA museum board member Jay Adrick, sponsor this event. RSVPs are re..
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