It is true that journalists occasionally have to pick fights – the act of “speaking truth to power” can mean a battle to put information out into the public domain that someone may not want people to see.
Watching the president of the United States pick a fight is a whole different experience, however. It is something that has become a bit of a tradition during American holidays when Donald Trump takes his leave from Washington and heads to his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
There is usually not much on the president’s public schedule during these visits – as has been the case during this week’s visit for the long Thanksgiving weekend – leaving plenty of time for Mr Trump to think, and so tweet.
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