Being forced to stay inside and away from the golf course seems to be hitting President Donald Trump particularly hard this weekend. On Sunday the president went on an angry Twitter rant that was intense even by Trump’s standards. And in his seething, it looks like the president didn’t really think twice about spelling, criticizing reporters who won “Noble prizes” investigating his administration, and those who say he eats “a hamberger” in his bedroom.
In his rambling outburst on Sunday afternoon, Trump complained that no one applauds him for all the hard work he is doing during the coronavirus crisis. He claimed he hasn’t left the “White House in many months” but then has to “read a phony story” in the New York Times about his work schedule “written by a third rate reporter” who doesn’t know him. “I will often be in the Oval Office late into the night & see that I am angrily eating a hamberger & Diet Coke in my bedroom,” Trump wrote. “People with me are always stunned. Anything to demean!” He later deleted that tweet and reposted it with hamburger spelled correctly. (For the record, this wasn’t the first time the president misspelled “hamburgers”; last year he wrote “hamberders.”) It looks like the president was angry at a story published Thursday in the New York Times that reported on the president’s life during the pandemic. That story focused on how the president seems particularly angry at the coverage of his administration, noting that even Trump’s old ally Fox News isn’t “portraying him as he would like to be seen.”
Spelling wasn’t the only thing wrong with that series of tweets. Trump also claimed he hadn’t left the White House in “many months,” when the truth is that his last rally was on March 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. But, hey, at this point we all feel like we’ve been stuck inside for months.
Trump then went on to continue his anti-media rant by criticizing those who had won awards for their investigations into his campaign’s ties to Russia. But in that rant, which he later deleted, he made two mistakes, first confusing two awards and then misspelling Nobel as “Noble.” He said that the reporters should be “turning back their cherished ‘Nobles.’ ” The Nobel Prize isn’t given to journalists unless they happen to win the literature award. As many were quick to point out on Twitter, Trump was likely referring to the Pulitzer Prize.
Trump then went on to threaten to sue the “Noble committee” if it failed to revoke the awards. And in a threatening tone, the commander in chief wondered when the “Noble Committee” will act. “Better be fast!” he added. Hours after deleting the tweets, Trump tried to play off his spelling mistake and his apparent confusion between the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, claiming he actually meant to write Noble. “Does sarcasm ever work?” he asked on Twitter.
Why would Trump confuse the Pulitzer with the Nobel? Some have theories. Ben Rhodes, a former national security adviser for President Obama, noted that “Trump’s weird obsession with the Nobel Prize seems entirely rooted in the fact that Obama won it.” Regardless, as many pointed out, it is a weird obsession to have right now considering that more than 55,000 people in the United States have died of the coronavirus.
The president’s anger at the media is nothing new, of course. But it comes at a time when he appears particularly focused on the negative coverage of his administration. On Saturday, he wrote a tweet criticizing the “Lamestream Media” for only asking “hostile questions” at his coronavirus briefings. On Friday, a White House official tried to move a CNN reporter from the front row before Trump’s briefing but she refused. The briefing went on as scheduled, but Trump did not take questions.
This post has been updated with new information since it was first published.
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Media Alert: ESG Event for Board Directors Featuring CEO of Bank of America and Founder of World Economic Forum Explores Measurement of Stakeholder Capitalism – Financial Post
Exclusive virtual event on June 16th, hosted by Diligent Corporation, provides insight into ESG, metrics and the board’s role from a powerhouse panel
NEW YORK — As companies continue to focus on long-term value creation in the face of economic recovery, operationalizing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) will be critical. However, with no consistent metrics, disclosures or reporting frameworks, companies and board members struggle to effectively oversee risk, communicate performance, and measure shareholder and stakeholder impact.
Hear directly from the business leaders who are actively seeking to formalize common metrics and how board members can support initiatives for consistent ESG standards. Featuring Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO of Bank of America and Chair of the World Economic Forum International Business Council, and Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, “Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: ESG, Metrics & the Board’s Role” will explore:
- Will the push for stakeholder capitalism accelerate in a post-COVID world?
- What can boards expect with the move towards common metrics and consistent reporting?
- How can boards best navigate the implications for company strategy and governance?
What: Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: ESG, Metrics & the Board’s Role
When: Tuesday, June 16 at 10 AM Eastern
Where: Virtual event link will be sent after registration
RSVP: by Friday, June 12 to confirm participation
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The Media, Entertainment and Culture Industry's Response and Role in a Society in Crisis – World Economic Forum
In collaboration with Accenture
COVID-19 continues to unfold with a profound shock across the media industry. At extraordinary speed, it has disrupted supply and demand, workforce and business operations, monetization, the industry ecosystem, and the emotional and physical health of the industry’s community. The first priorities have been to adapt to ensure business continuity and support society, workers, and customers.
The Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment and Culture, has convened C-level executives from the Media ecosystem to identify leading responses to the crisis in the short term, and help build back better in the mid to long term. In the first of a series of papers on what COVID-19 will mean for the media and entertainment industry, this report, in collaboration with Accenture, explores the role of the industry in a society in crisis and how the companies’ efforts can advance recovery for long-term resilience.
REPEAT – Media Advisory: Wednesday, June 3, Ontarians will demand action during the Ford Failed Us Province-wide Day of Action – GlobeNewswire
TORONTO, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ontarians are fed up with the Ford government’s failure to support the working people of Ontario, and they will be telling him so on Wednesday, June 3 with the Ford Failed Us Province-wide Day of Action, says the Ontario Federation of Labour.
From taking action in their communities, to sending a letter to their MPP, to asking questions of the Premier in a People’s Question Period, the workers of Ontario will tell the PCs that they have failed Ontarians.
“Before COVID-19, Ontarians were already feeling the damaging effects of PC government cuts. Now, COVID-19 has revealed to everyone just how much this government has failed all of us,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Patty Coates. “There is a crisis in long-term care and a shortage of personal protective equipment. Not one worker in Ontario has legislated paid sick days, and the province still has an unlivable minimum wage. There is a deep lack of leadership when it comes to ending racism in this province. It’s time for this government to listen to workers and provide decent work, safe and healthy workplaces and communities, strong public services, and equality and justice. The people of Ontario must come first during this pandemic.”
The labour movement and its allies are calling on the government to fix the crisis in long-term care; prioritize workers’ health and safety; implement the promised pandemic premium pay; expand its eligibility and make it permanent; introduce a livable minimum wage immediately with no exceptions; provide permanent paid sick days plus paid days during an outbreak; respect collective agreements, and listen to workers.
“The PCs cannot miss the onslaught of concern being voiced by Ontarians suffering because of this government’s short-sighted policies,” said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied. “Ontarians know that the way we will get through this pandemic is by supporting each other, not by counting on big business to offer direction on government policies and long-term care homes.”
The OFL has provided activists with information on social distance actions they can take to send a strong message safely during the pandemic. The OFL will also launch The People’s Question Period on Twitter where Ontarians will ask the Premier a question about building an Ontario for all with the hashtags #PowerOfMany, #PeoplesQuestionPeriod, and #OnLab.
“The Ford Conservatives have failed Ontario,” said OFL Executive Vice-President Janice Folk-Dawson. “Calling front-line workers heroes but not ensuring they have access to life-saving personal protective equipment shows just exactly what this government thinks of workers. We also know that refusals of unsafe work are being denied by the Ministry of Labour. It’s time this government took workers’ concerns seriously.”
The OFL Power of Many is a campaign by the Ontario Federation of Labour and its allies in communities across Ontario, working together to protect and win decent work laws, strong public services, along with equality and justice, as well as safe and healthy communities for all.
OFL President Patty Coates will be available for media interviews by phone or on Zoom on June 3, 2020.
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