Why the GOP is embracing the Tea Party’s agenda and ignoring the GOP’s core values
By David Wallechinsky and David WeigelPublished February 12, 201712:01:16While some conservatives have praised President Donald Trump’s recent moves to roll back some Obama-era regulations, others have decried the move as “Obamacare Lite” and an assault on individual freedoms.
While Trump has been a frequent target of conservative ire, the GOP has been particularly vocal on issues like the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and he is now expected to sign a number of executive orders to rollback regulations.
The tea party movement, which began in the early 1990s, has become the fastest growing conservative movement in the country, as conservatives have used social media to promote their agenda and rally around candidates.
They are increasingly using social media, video games and the Internet to push their political views and messaging, and have increasingly taken to social media in recent months to voice their concerns and grievances about the Trump administration.
For example, during the Republican convention in Cleveland in July, many conservative activists began using Twitter to communicate directly with their followers, often to the point of being offensive and upsetting.
They also have used Facebook to amplify their message, creating an echo chamber and a space for the alt-right movement to rally around, as well as spreading false and misleading information about the president and his administration.
Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that he had asked the White House to remove the term “Obama Lite” from the title of a piece of legislation that he has proposed to eliminate regulations.
“I think that was the wrong way to go about it,” Trump said.
“We should be more focused on creating jobs and rebuilding our country.”
The White House, in a statement to Politico, said it did not see the tweets as an endorsement of the president.
“The White of the United States is committed to advancing the interests of all Americans, and it has not endorsed any candidate or agenda,” the White the White of, said.