The Mixing of a President and Pop Culture
Tweets and pop culture have been involved in the White House more than ever under President Trump, and to Syracuse VPA Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor Kendall Phillips, this comes as no surprise. In the Huffington Post, Phillips connected POTUS’ actions to reality TV.
“It’s all about the spectacle of conflict. We don’t tune in to ‘Real Housewives’ because we want to see them get along or have a substantive conversation,” he said. “The promos are always ‘Oh my God, you won’t believe what they said next!’ — which is what the White House is now.”