In defence of Twitter diplomacy trump

It was believed that when Donald trump becomes President, the model of its interaction with people will change. He will begin to think first and then speak. And if he can’t bring himself to do it, it is more wise assistants (or son) will ensure that any of the gadgets used for lightning the published statements, was blocked.

But this is not true, as most predictions about trump. While George Bush — perhaps the first American policy, grounded in the presidency in the era of mobile phones, it was clear this thing to quit, as the habit to send emails, Trump or do not recommend, or it reacted to the warnings with the same disdain with which it treats much more. He continued to publish tweets and irrelevant cues, thereby earning the disapproval of almost universal scale by political and especially diplomatic institutions believe that such careless comments, first, in the highest degree unwise and, secondly, simply tactless.

Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017

“You believe that? The Obama administration has agreed to accept thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I’m going to deal with this stupid deal!”

It is definitely risky. The trump physical entity is not, if ever, were he and the President had always meant something, even if uttered only understandable to specialists of the language. Is it really so bad to say what I think and think what you just said? Could there be the advantage of direct communication not only with your compatriots, but also with the world?

The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite — and she doesn’t use social networks — have allowed themselves the frivolity, when he rejected the offer Theresa may to “bridge” between the EU and the new US President, saying: “I don’t think such a bridge is necessary. With the Americans we communicate on Twitter”. To say that she’s wrong, impossible.

You can argue with the assertion that in our age of instant communication, when everyone is free to like something or not, most politicians have missed something. Their reluctance to take in the Twittersphere deeper than a daily duty, it’s probably saved them and their country from unnecessary problems. But not out of this isolation from the real world beyond the reasonable?

Diplomacy itself from a more straightforward communication can only benefit. Harsh words exchanged between trump and the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull during his first short phone call could prevent misunderstanding in the future. They could not only save you time, but also to keep his composure.

The UK sometimes feels perverse pride in the fact that it is called “perfidious Albion” and the famous aphorism of sir Henry Wotton, says, “Ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country”, only reinforces the notion of diplomacy as a dark art. But what succeeded with the help of this image to achieve, but suspicion?

Even today the British are renowned for their skills of “design”. But this could come back to haunt him. Resolution 1441 of the UN Security Council against Iraq could give or not to give the green light to war; her deliberate ambiguity helped to avoid a veto. But it provoked a new wave of disputes about the need for a “second resolution”. And why can’t I disagree with the first?

Swedish deputy prime minister Isabella Lövin posts picture surrounded by women while she signs climate law legislation.

— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) 3 Feb 2017

“The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Izabella Levin publishes photos surrounded by women, while signs laws on climate”.

Despite all the criticism, the degree of influence of the “trump effect” on the international exchange of views are already visible. We are witnessing a new stage of urgency and straightforwardness, previously characteristic only to Nigel Farage. On the world stage suddenly revealed used by the social networking metaphor, and not the last role among them is Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, surrounded by seven female colleagues during the signing of the bill on climate issues. She obviously made fun of the picture of the tramp, surrounded by seven men, when he signed the “Mexico city policy” regarding reproductive rights.

Some of the debates about the EU exit of the UK is also one called “free and Frank”. The bill gives the UK government the right to invoke article 50, consisting of only 137 words. Why waste words on legislation or something else?

We may be witnessing the end of the myth. Mythmaking and the ensuing degradation of language were the main reasons for distrust of politicians. They don’t like that politicians use words in situations in which the ordinary man will not use them. Perhaps because of his recklessness trump returns the language, politics, and the people again on the same wavelength, opening opportunities such frankness in conversations on the public field, which would be less risky and rough, but as straight as his own way of communicating.

Mary Dejevsky — writer and TV host, former foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Washington; a special correspondent in China and many countries of Europe. She is a member of the club “Valdai”, and every autumn since 2004, she is invited to a meeting with the Russian leaders. Former honorary research fellow at Buckingham University.