The takeaway: Of course, everyone is missing the real story here—did y’all know Frasier is gone?!
Trump’s New Year’s Resolution
What happened: The internet, inspired by President Trump, drilled down on what the rules are regarding New Year’s resolutions.
What really happened: Before the ball drops, it’s convention for people to make and share their New Year’s resolutions. A resolution in this sense is, as Dictionary.com defines it, “the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.” According to Wikipedia, New Year’s resolutions are “a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life.”
You might be wondering why we’re telling you all this, since most people know how these things work. Well, let’s go back in time to the start of the week, and fly in our minds to the New Year’s party at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate …
You see? Everyone didn’t already know what a New Year’s resolution was! It’s safe to say that social media took some time away from its own festive revelry to digest Trump’s response.
It wasn’t just social media, of course; regular media couldn’t let it go, either. But just because the president doesn’t seem to understand a fairly well-known tradition that predates his birth doesn’t mean people shouldn’t pay attention to what the First Lady was saying.
We’d say, “look, someone had to go there,” if it wasn’t for the fact that, actually, a lot of people made similar remarks. But really, who is to say what Melania Trump said or meant? [Checks the internet and the way it works.] Oh, wait, that’s right; we had a week off and forgot for a second. Carry on, then.