Skip to comments.This Is How You Got Trump
Posted on 12/06/2017 9:29:08 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Ive said it many times before, and it remains true today: If Donald Trump were up against anyone other than the people hes up against, hed be in trouble. As it is, the presidents opponents (or enemies, depending on how they classify themselves) are his greatest asset.
The professional pearl-clutching class has engaged their fainting couches too often in fits of faux outrage that their screams and protestations now fall on ears that arent deaf, theyre indifferent.
When Brian Ross of ABC News reported former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was prepared to testify Trump had ordered him to make contact with the Russians during the campaign, it was greeted as a bombshell; a smoking gun. It turned out it was AFTER the election, which is a perfectly normal part of a presidential transition and, most importantly (and embarrassingly for ABC News) would make it impossible to collude to steal the election unless theyd developed a time machine.
When the Wall Street Journal reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Trumps bank records from Deutsche Bank, all presses were stopped then the update came, and all the air was, once again, let out of the balloon.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
This comes as no surprise to anyone whos been paying attention, but most people dont pay attention, and they rarely read the corrections.
But every once in a while, you get the opportunity to see how the sausage is made (something you never want to do in real life, by the way), and you see the chaos, as it is called, actually has some order to it.
Such is the case with the new book Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story Of His Rise To The Presidency by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie. They were there, from the start and through it all, on the inside.
Thats what makes Let Trump Be Trump more interesting than the other post-mortems already written by others and those coming soon. Its as close as were likely to get to a What Happened from the winning side.
If you wondered how a billionaire real estate developer ended up the 45th President of the United States, there are plenty of people willing to tell you Trump won because he ran against Hillary Rodham Clinton and her 747 full of baggage. There is truth to that, she was a once-in-a-generation-awful candidate, but theres a lot more to winning the White House than running against lying pantsuit.
Let Trump Be Trump is a quick read too quick in some parts. There are parts of everything you remember, but not enough of some of them. The New Hampshire primary win, for example, was a pivotal make-or-break moment where, after a second-place finish in Iowa, was as important as any moment in the campaign. Yet this crucial comeback gets only casual mention in the book, more of an afterthought than a tide-turner, with only a couple of paragraphs about how it came to be. There should have been more on this win, especially considering its importance.
Given more ink is the Access Hollywood tape. The moment that was the death-blow of all the media-proclaimed death-blows gets its own chapter, called The Hurricane, and much more. Its an interesting look inside an event almost everyone involved in the campaign thought would be the end, and how they survived it all.
Overall the book gives the reader a peek inside how Donald Trump won. It wouldve been better had it delved deeper into some of the details, but it is written by the people who were in the room at the time and not filtered through leaks and second-hand anecdotes. That sets it apart from other books on 2016.
Lewandowski and Bossie put a lot on the page but seem to leave some things on the table. But no book will ever be the definitive book on a campaign. These firsthand accounts may be as close as the general public will ever get. Amid an ever-growing list of false stories, anonymous sources, and fake news, you wouldnt be alone if you find yourself wondering why President Trump does some of the things he does in the White House. This book will give you insights, if only a few, into how he works. After all, you cant know why someone does what they do if you dont know how they got there in the first place, and Corey and David, more than almost anyone else, helped Donald Trump get there.
I think that Trump won, and HRC lost, because Trump was saying “bring back American jobs”
I also think voters are expecting that.
If your aunt had nuts she'd be your uncle.
This is a lot of hot air. This is always the case against a losing opponent. Think about it.
If Obama had run against someone else...
If Bush had run againt other people...
If Clinton had run against other people...
If papa Bush had run against other people...
If Reagan had run against other people...
If Carter had run against other people...
Like who knew?
Such an astute observation, for a third grade mentality.
After eight years of economic stagnation, transgender bathrooms just didn’t resonant with most citizens. Who could have guessed?
I think Trump won because he sounded so much like most of the people in flyover country.I voted for Trump and nobody else down ticket.The naysayers were nonstop and we had heard it all before and we said screw them,Trump is our guy.
Yeah, it's like when low-life prison inmates yell at the C.O.s, saying "you'd never talk to me like that if you met me in the outside world."
Transgender bathrooms didn’t resonate period.
Trump was on a different track. He electrified the winning segment of the voters, including most particularly, yours truly. Ask me about it and I’ll tell you.
I have to remember that come-back.... so many times it could be used.
President Trump is of the WWII generational mold.
A no nonsense Patton like figure who I believe favors general Patton. Certainly has his style.
Americans like, love him.
I would like to know
Just for the background, I was always kind of leery of Trump, from the AC Casino days. Then he kind of turned me with his renovation of Doral, just by reputation, that is. Not that I knew anything about it.
Then, there was a moment in his “Apprentice” TV show, when a female apprentice was challenging a male apprentice on his choice of water bottles set out for a meeting. He had chosen full-sized bottles instead of small bottles, and she was calling him on it, giving a brief explanation that they were awkward, or whatever.
Trump was listening intently, and at the end he announced, “You know you’re right!” ... and to the hapless ( male ) victim ... “YOU’RE FIRED?”
Well, I know it’s just a show, but I took that to heart as an exemplar of Trump’s ability to make a fair and decisive judgement. So that turned me.
Maybe thin! It was just a show! ... but that was enough for me.
My work environment precludes me from crossing paths with this type of person, but I'd love to be able to observe one first-hand.
For what it’s worth, I have a dear friend, my wife’s best friend, who maintained Trump’s unfitness for President base on his making a qualified, inconsequential, claim that turned out to be incorrect.
Apparently, my cross-examination of her grievance caused her to cry, and I’m no longer allowed to challenge her on that level: on orders from my wife ;-)
Oh, this is not at work. I would NEVER bring up anything like this at work.
The “lady” that I serve under has nothing but disgust for Trump because of his lack of intelligence. I sometimes desperately want to ask her how she made her “billions” but I know how that would go over.
And they all hammer Judge Moore and the charges, never once equating their love for so many of their political heroes who did and do far worse than what Moore was charged with.
Theres a reason every scandalous accusation leveled at republicans centers around women.....
Just wondering if your wife is still hanging out with this woman...
Just Dessert (pun intended)
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