COLORADO SPRINGS: Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director, was asked by Bill Hammer today on Fox News, “Why do you think the President misspoke? How did it happen?” His reply, for all those observing the Commander in Chief these past eighteen months, was more than plausible.
He replied that the President probably “brought it” to Vladimir Putin in private, but then wished to end on a conciliatory note.
Has anyone out there ever watched “The Apprentice” Has anyone out there read “The Art of the Deal”? Has anyone out there ever read Emily Post’s words on manners? Or, has anyone out there with a pulse observed Donald Trump in action these past months?
The harmful media misreading of the President
The media’s never-ending and intentional misreading of President Trump has harmed our country, attempted to tie his hands, and fed an entire closet industry of wanna-be impeachers. As Sean Hannity rightly has pointed out,
“There is no media in this country anymore.”
Recently, the president said that “So far (North Korea’s) Kim has dealt with me in an honorable manner.” And the vultures duly reported, “The president says Kim’s an honorable man.”
Or. How about during the campaign when candidate Trump wryly observed, “Perhaps the Russians have all of Hillary’s e-mails. Maybe we should ask them for them.”
That’s called humor, everyone. And, as we know, good humor always comes tinged with a soupcon of reality.
Even that old liberal, Walter Cronkite, back in the fifties and sixties, still dealt in facts. His politics were left out of sight, back at home.
Famed, liberal reporter, the late I.F. Stone, might have foreseen the so-called and self-appointed elite media of today when he said,
“You’ve really got to wear a chastity belt in Washington to preserve your journalistic virginity. Once the secretary of state invites you to lunch and asks your opinion, you’re sunk.”
Donald Trump can take care of President Trump
President Trump needs no defending, certainly not by this self-appointed bunch of “Resist!”-ers. Unlike Stone, Cronkite, and the original Woodward and Bernstein before they Martha Vine-yarded-up, they’ve have long ago lost sight of true reporting. The Georgetown cocktail parties were too much for them, and they have cooperated and graduated. The media has caved to insider Washington, losing all perspective along the way. The interesting question might be, do they even know how far down the rabbit hole they’ve fallen?!
No one can accuse President trump of attending too many parties in Georgetown.
The one thing that ought to be clear by now, given all the major achievements during his short presidency so far, is the fact that the man keeps his head down and keeps working. He eschews the opinions of the elites, having long ago determined what a mess they all have left us in.
Years of wrangling on all sides have only served to land America in safe spaces, covering our tracks with homilies and bumper stickers. Frank talk is so rare in Washington that the prehistoric remnants of the media have mistaken it for hate speech. And we know how much they hate to hear anything swerving from their well-practiced, verging on global, party lines.
Trump a fresh face on a tired political scene
Say what you will about our businessman president, he is nothing if not a fresh face on the scene. He clearly doesn’t give a damn about his future. That, by his own hands, was long ago assured back in Mid-Town. The man already has demonstrated Phoenix-like skills, having risen from the ashes of four bankruptcies to prevail as a very wealthy New York builder and media star.
He has carried that business/media acumen all the way to the White House. He failed to pass “GO,” did not check in with the locals and charged into Washington guns a-blazing. In that effort, and accounting for his decisive Electoral College win over the feckless Obama/Clinton regime, he was joined by a majority of Americans who are fed up by the increasing arrogance of those who no longer serve, but who would rule for life.
The endless dissections by those attempting to restore the old order of liberal insider-politics have been consistent in myopia. One reporter who may be catching on is Roger L. Simon (PJ Media), who on May 27 said,
“One of the many constant criticisms of Donald Trump is that he has no ’official’ foreign policy, no codified theory explaining his endless ad hoc global initiatives. That is correct as far it goes. But is it a bad thing? Official foreign policies have value if you’re a graduate student in international relations or are earning a stipend at a think tank, but for presidents not so much. They have to read a constantly changing landscape and be nimble, unhampered by rigid concepts or yesterday’s ideologies.”
Trump’s good cop / bad cop
Trump has taken this flexible approach to new heights by being his own one-man good cop/bad cop, alternately vilifying and coaxing, even buttering up, his adversaries, often at what appears to be a dizzying pace. The press is ever eager to attack him for this (as they are for everything else), but as of now, his technique seems to be working.
He communicates with Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s leadership as a person, not as some executive branch – State Department construct, spouting the hoary rhetoric of diplomacy.
So, what do you think went on behind those closed doors in Helsinki when Trump confronted the enemy of all time, tyrant and KGB top operative, Vladimir Putin? Was he all tea and biscuits? White napkins, pinkies up? “Tell Vladimir that once I am past the election I’ll be more flexible,”?
The man who wrestled the New York building trades to the ground, the man who dealt inside the most liberal cocoon on planet Earth, the man who came out alive was one of the participants in that room.
Fair money’s on Scaramucci’s guess that: “He brought it.”
Lead Image: President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation hold a joint press conference | July 16, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)