Trump v. The Establishment

Major Strasser:
You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he’s just another blundering American.

Captain Renault:
We musn’t underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.

Screenplay, Casablanca



A nice quick summary of the first term of the Trump administration.  I have never been as happy at being so wrong about someone as I was wrong initially about Trump.  Reagan will always be the favorite president of my life time, but Trump is now a close second.  His iconoclastic approach to being President is working, to the joy of his supporters and the despair of the Resistance.  For Trump there are no sacred cows and the conventional wisdom is usually wrong.  Trump is rude, crude and frequently obnoxious and he is also a leader of vision and drive, something this country hasn’t had since Reagan.

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  1. Donald Trp is rude, crude and obnoxious – to the people who so richly deserve it, not to everyone.
    The loser media, Hollyweird, the Swamp – they deserve far more vitriol from Trump than they have received.
    About 20 years ago, the World Wrestling Federation put out a storyline featuring a heel (bad guy) wrestler – Steve Austin – who behaved like a heel against the most hated (in pro wrestling context) WWF wrestlers. In so many words, he treated the other heels like crap. Cheating, dirty tricks, etc….and the fans ate it up. Austin became the outfit’s biggest star – because he treated the bad guys the way the bad guys treated everyone else.
    Trump does a similar thing. He can deliver a well timed insult like only a New Yorker can. Official Washington is not part of that world and had not learned how to react to it.

  2. “Official Washington is not part of that world and had not learned how to react to it.”

    Official Washington never had to learn how to react to such things. They have controlled cause and reactions for decades so they always knew what was coming down the pike. No cause for concern. Not this time and not with Trump. Yes, Trump is from New York City and yes he can deliver a blow only a New Yorker could know how but not as a New Yorker elite that lives in the ivory towers but as a New York street fighter who refuses to play by the rules. If the Left forces him to play the game he will play, but by his rules not theirs.

  3. Without a doubt he will be remembered as the most consequential President of the first quarter of the 21st Century. Maybe even the first third.

  4. I like Donald Trump. He is like a (likeable) member of my family. My husband and I were both reared in large, usually happy, very bright sometimes slightly disfunctional families . Nothing he has said since I office has been terribly shocking or disconcerting … or outside my family-type😂
    I think he has good instincts and a good heart. He is brighter than most anyway and at this stage of his life and with lessons he has learned , I think he wants to do Good.

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