President-elect Donald Trump is using his "spare time" during the transition to Twitter-punch anyone who criticizes him. Does he even realize he's turning America into a banana republic?
While on CNN, Robert Reich was given the news that Trump had responded, via Twitter of course, to the criticism from Carrier Union President Chuck Jones that Trump lied about the number of Carrier jobs he "saved." It's important to always note the the Union was not invited to the table in all the concession meetings Indiana Governor/Trump Vice Mike Pence held with the owners.
Robert Reich knew Trump was watching, and addressed him directly:
"Let me just say with all due respect, Mr. Trump: you are President-elect of the United States. You are looking and acting as if you are mean and petty, thin-skinned and vindictive. Stop this! This is not a fireside chat. This is not what F.D.R. did. This isn’t lifting people up.”
...You are going to be president very shortly. You are going to have at your command not just Twitter, but also the CIA, the IRS, the FBI. If you have this kind of thin-skinned vindictiveness attitude towards anyone who criticizes you, we are in very deep trouble.”
We are in very deep trouble indeed.