Hey, I only heard about it today!
What’s going on?
The White House comment line, which regular folks like you and me can use to call the White House and let the President know (indirectly, I’m sure) what we think of his performance, was closed shortly after Trump took office. But last week, it reopened.
Why is it important?
This is another way of expressing one’s views about Trump, via a channel that’s not that far removed from the man himself. You could always troll him on Twitter, but his feed is probably so filtered, he’d never see anything bad or insulting about himself. I have no doubt that Trump will ever hear anything but fully-vetted praise from this comment line, too, but why not make them sort through tens of thousands of negative messages to find one?
What can I do?
Call the line, obviously! The number is: 202-456-1111.
Again, the number is: 202-456-1111.
One more time: 202-456-1111.
Call early, call often, and be a pain in Trump’s ass (or more likely, a pain in some poor aide or volunteer’s ass, but hey, that’s what they signed up for).
“But James, this is some low-hanging fruit you posted today! Where’s your patented brand of hot takes?” First of all, that’s a very nice thing you said about me. Secondly, I’m sick. Give me a break.