“Watch what they do, not what they say.”
Rachel Maddow, American television news program host
I started watching The Rachel Maddow Show regularly in early 2015 as the 2016 presidential election race was just getting underway. Her weeknight show on MSNBC has since become Must See TV for my wife and me.
In the age of Donald Trump, Rachel has urged her viewer to not get distracted by what Trump says. He lies constantly and most of what he says is bullshit designed to divert and distract while he and his Republican enablers go about systematically destroying everything our country has stood for.
She’s warned us to not focus on the word salad and nonsense that he utters anytime someone points a camera and a microphone toward him. She suggests that we not pay too much attention to his crazy tweets, where he comes across like a king whose mind has been muddled by syphilis.
Instead, Rachel reminds us that “There’s no law that says you have to do and think and feel and focus on subjects of the president’s choosing…. Now, more than ever,” she tells us, “watch what they do, not what they say.”
Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.