Monitoring the situation

a phrase used by politicians (popularized by Donald Trump himself) in response to their constituency indicating that, while a grievance has been heard, no tangible action will be taken. Oftentimes, this phrase is used in response to a current event or breaking news story that has recently taken place and is usually at the end of a tweet or thread.

BCU researchers have estimated that ~1/10 situations monitored by politicians are followed up with REAL action or legislation.

Ex. “We hear your concerns and worries about the ongoing riots and are here monitoring the situation. God Bless.”

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