Monday, September 25, 2017

Trump's Big CON: It's All About the Show, North Korea Edition, CONt.

"For many of President Trump’s core supporters, his appeal has always been more about tone than substance.

Commentators often misunderstood his 2016 success by overly focusing on the specific policies he was proposing. To borrow one trite formulation, the media took Trump literally while voters took him seriously. Many Republicans who backed Trump in the primaries were willing to overlook his apostasies on the issues they theoretically cared about most, such as abortion or guns, because they liked his style. The brashness, bellicosity, swagger and machismo — whatever you want to call it — that made so many elder statesmen so uncomfortable was central to his success.

Many conservatives feel like the system — in Washington and the world — is broken. They don’t want leaders to prevaricate or speak the language of diplomacy. They want a streetfighter.

After a week of being angry at Trump for cutting deals with 'Chuck and Nancy,' that’s what a lot of these same people saw in Trump’s maiden speech yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly.

'Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,' the president said in the most memorable sound bite of the day. 'The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.'"

Read the Washington Post, Why conservatives loved Trump’s U.N. speech so much.

Read also Trump's Big CON: It's All About the Show, North Korea Edition.

Trump's Big CON: It's All About the Show, Qu'ils Mangent de la Brioche Edition, CONt. (AKA The Trump Populism CON, CONt.)

First Trump's Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin used, a government plane to fly to Fort Knox with his wife to see the solar eclipse. He also requested a government plane for the couple’s European honeymoon.

Now Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, is using tax payer money to fly by private, chartered jet, all while working hard to take away the health insurance of millions.

Read the Washington Post, How Tom Price decided chartered, private jets were a good use of taxpayer money.

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche.