Talk about shooting yourself in the foot, the 30 hour access the President gave George Stephanopoulos is still biting him. The MSM is still:
– Replaying his comments on accepting data from foreign governments.
– Showed him embarrassing his chief of staff for coughing!
– Announced he fired three pollsters for showing him trailing.
Wow, what this shows clearly is his ego is truly dangerous to running the country. A key staffer coughs and you berate him because you must look pristine in your interview? The pollster data gets out and you fire them because the data shows you are behind? Really?
This President has policies we agree with and taken some positions that this country has long needed. We applaud that.
But the danger of his ego that needs constant fulfillment and stroking is incredible. He must be told he is “the best”, “the greatest” or “the smartest” constantly. If he thinks you disagree and don’t idolize him he goes off the deep end.
He allowed ABC in thinking he could handle George. He forgot two things.
First, George and his friends are “never Trumpers”. Remember when George’s wife said her kids couldn’t sleep because they were so scared that Trump won. Where did the young kids get that from?
Don’t forget too that his wife Ali had announced they were buying property and moving to Australia if Trump won.
Second, ABC had the power of the edit and time release. The President may well have given as much as he got with George, but the station controlled what people saw, when and how much. His ego may tell him he can control “them”, but he can’t when it’s not live. He got destroyed this past week.
Why give this man and station the access he did? Because he was sure he could handle it. If one of Trump’s advisors had done this, he would fire them and call them “stupid”.
The bigger shame of it was this. He was coming off his Mexico victory. He was riding a high. In the daily Rasmussen poll he was at highs for approval versus disapproval. For one of the few times in his Presidency he was positive and for the first time I remember that positive was four points.
Well in their poll to be released today he is back under the number with disapproval at 50%.
He has no one to blame but himself and as he heads to 2020 has to overcome the economy, world events, and himself to win. He should be hoping beyond anything that the Democrats go far left and people see that candidate a bigger threat than him.
Here’s a quote from today that illustrates his ego.
“If you can believe it, Abraham Lincoln was treated supposedly very badly. But nobody’s been treated badly like me.”
Well, Mr President, I don’t disagree you have had some negative coverage, but believe it or not, your ego has contributed to it.
Some other news
We clearly have a world crisis with Iran and the actions they are taking. You agree right? Now think about this.
Allies like Germany and France are not sure that Iran is acting up or even hit those tankers last week. The Japanese Premier was in Iran for a meeting, and one of his tankers was hit, yet he did not criticize, act or leave.
What does that tell you? Either the U.S. is lying or the world still refuses to stand up for what is right. It means they want and need the oil and are hoping, almost begging Iran to cease the activity. Now think about this too.
The U.S. used to be dependent on middle east oil too. We have made the U.S. energy independent, fighting the left every step of the way to do so.
Any coverage of this on the MSM?
Now there’s another element to this. Congress in both chambers was moving to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
The attacks on the oil tankers have supplied a new sense of urgency to debate.
The President is for the sales. He has argued that the enemy of our enemy is our friend as Saudi Arabia is squaring off against Iran. He also argues that if he cancels the sales, Saudi Arabia will simply turn to Russia and buy from them.
Congress still seething over the Khashoggi murder wants to cut Saudi off.
Let’s see if the events this week makes congress change its stance.
Here’s who made the first Democratic debate:
Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang.
One who didn’t make the debate, and President Trump should be happy he didn’t, is Montana Governor Steve Bullock. He is the middle of the road kind of Democrat who could beat the President.
A question: Why is it that more Americans favor impeachment proceedings today than the day Mueller’s report was released? If it was about collusion and there was none, why have the numbers gone up? From the WSJ this AM: