Skip to comments.Trump Holds Happy Cabinet Meeting, Media Despondent
Posted on 03/08/2018 5:08:34 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Well, Im thinking right about right now the Drive-By Media is once again depressed and angry, combination of the two. Because every day they get up, as you know, and they think theyre gonna find the silver bullet thats gonna send Trump packing that day, not six months from now. They think theyre gonna wind up with something thats gonna send Trump packing, resigning, being frog-marched out of the White House, whatever, that day.
And yet every day they look at Trump, and they see a guy having fun, they see a guy enjoying the job, they see a guy enjoying his life, and they see everybody around Trump laughing and joking and having a great time, and its just gotta dispirit them.
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You know how you get dispirited when it seems like the left is triumphing and winning and the media gets away with what they get away with? They go through the same stuff. Do not doubt me. Im telling you that it just happened. Trump convened a cabinet meeting moments ago just before the broadcast began, and he ended the media coverage of the cabinet meeting right as this programs theme music was beginning. It was an awesome coordination that we put together there.
So the president kicked the media out and began the cabinet meeting right as this program was beginning. The media was in there probably 10 minutes. And Trump is just lapping it up and yukking it up and hes congratulating Gary Cohn, the economic adviser whos resigned. And everybodys congratulating Cohn and shaking his hand, and Trump is complimenting him.
And Cohn is just beaming sitting back there. Hes not at the cabinet table because his positions not cabinet level, but hes sitting right behind Trump, just over Trumps right shoulder. Hes beaming cause everybodys praising the job that he did on the tax cuts, on the corporate rate side. There was no indication that the guys mad. There was no indication that Cohns refusing to be happy, refusing to play ball.
You see a bunch of people, Trump and his cabinet, genuinely happy, genuinely in a good mood with genuine good spirits, and they were enjoying being there, and they were enjoying doing what they were doing. And then Trump went around and talked about various people. He talked about the tariffs. And he talked about all of the private sector investment that is taking over jobs the government used to do and how theyre doing it much better and how theyre doing it much cheaper and how much he admires it.
And the one thing he cited was rockets and space. He said he loves these rich guys launching their rockets. He said its more amazing to watch these rich guys be able to land their rockets back down on the launch pad and use them again. He said its almost as exciting to see the rockets come down like they used to in the old science fiction movies instead of perishing in the atmosphere during reentry. He said its amazing, these rich guys are launching their rockets, we got rockets going up everywhere.
And you know how much it costs? He gave a figure of what it costs for an average rich guy rocket launch and he said the government couldnt come close to this. The government couldnt launch a single rocket for what these guys are doing launching five or six. These rich guys and their rockets, you gotta love it. And Im just sitting here marveling at this. Because Trump, whether he knows it or not, hes just jamming it right back down the medias throat with these televised sessions, I dont care what they are, cabinet meetings or health care meetings or immigration meetings or what have you.
And its just not supposed to be this way. Remember, now, the media think that theyre being effective. We had stories last week, Thursday and Friday, Trump in chaos, administration in chaos, White House in chaos. They try to tell us that Trump is wandering aimlessly at night through the darkened halls of the White House. Hes looking at various photos, portraits, asking, What would you do, General Washington? What would you do, President Jackson? What would you do?
Trumps not talking to portraits. The only person we know of that ever tried to talk to a portrait was Hillary, and she came out and told everybody she was actually talking to Eleanor Roosevelt. Everybody thought, Well, thats normal. And then Hillary told us what Eleanor Roosevelt told her. And of course it was all about feminism and Undeniable Truth of Life number 24 and all this other stuff. Trumps not talking to the portraits. Hes not wandering the halls aimlessly. Hes getting his agenda passed. Hes getting his agenda done.
And he says (imitating Trump), These tax cuts, these tax cuts are better than anybody thought. These may be the best tax cuts in the history of tax cuts. These tax cuts, Gary was talking about, Gary cant believe how successful. Its very bad for the Democrats, folks, its very, very bad for the Democrats. These tax cuts are worse for the Democrats than you can believe. And the table starts laughing and yukking it up, including Cohn, whos a Democrat.
Im just saying that when the media watches this cabinet meeting before Trump kicks them out Im putting myself in the position, say, of being at CNN and watching this, and they get up and they think theyve destroyed Trump again all morning. Theyve destroyed Trump on Stormy Daniels and the Make America Horny Again Tour. Theyve been all over that today, cant let go of it. They think theyve destroyed Trump with the latest Mueller revelations. They think theyve destroyed Trump with George Nader. And then they see Trump totally unaffected by what theyre doing, and Im telling you, it bums them out, and it makes em mad, and it probably makes em redouble their efforts
RUSH: We got audio sound bites from Trump. I mentioned that he let the media in prior to the cabinet meeting getting underway and that it was a raucous good time, and Ive got the audio sound bites here as some evidence. I told you about Gary Cohn and Trump was laughing it up with Cohn and everybody in there having a great time. But what this bite does, if youre really wondering why did Trump get rid of Cohn, and the Drive-Bys have their theory.
Well, Cohn quit because he hates Trump, because he knows Trumps a white supremacist and he doesnt agree with Trump on tariffs. He knows that Trumps an idiot and hes lost his ability to influence Trump. So hes throwing his hands up in abject frustration saying, I cant control this lunatic anymore so Im leaving.' Thats the Drive-By explanation for why Gary Cohns leaving. Heres Donald Trump talking about it.
Trump holds cabinet meeting ahead of tariff announcement
THE PRESIDENT: This is Gary Cohns last meeting in the cabinet, and hes been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him. (laughter) He is seriously a globalist. Theres no question. But, you know what, in his own way hes a nationalist because he loves our country. (applause) You love our country.
COHN: I do.
THE PRESIDENT: Hes gonna go out and make another couple of hundred million and then (laughter) then hes gonna maybe come back.
THE PRESIDENT: Well be here another seven years hopefully and I have a feeling youll be back. I dont know if I can put him in the same position. Hes not quite as strong on those tariffs.
RUSH: You heard the answer why Gary Cohns gone right there in that bite, what do you think it is? What do you think it is? Whats the answer? Hes a globalist. Hes a globalist. Trump made the point at least two different times. Hes been terrific, he may be a globalist, but I still like him. He is seriously a globalist. Theres no question. But, you know, in a way hes also a nationalist. But hes a globalist. Had to go. Tariffs, last straw, had to go. Not compatible with what Trump wants to do. But, you note Trump didnt throw him overboard here.
Speaking of Trump serving another seven years, there is polling data today that is not only not good at all for the Democrats in the midterms, it is excellent for Trump in his reelection bid for 2020.
Now, I know, Im the one that says that polls this far out dont mean anything and to me, thats true. But to the left and the Drive-Bys who live and die by em, Ill take a poll thats advantageous for Trump 2-1/2 years out, fine and dandy. If it ticks them off, if it upsets them, Ill take it. Here, by the way, is Trump and NAFTA and so forth. By the way, this is a prediction I made either yesterday or the day before that I thought what this tariff business really was all about was trying to force favorable terms, renegotiation with Mexico and Canada. Heres Trump a little bit on that.
THE PRESIDENT: Were negotiating with Mexico, were negotiating with Canada, the NAFTA and depending on whether or not we reach a deal, also very much involved with that is national defense. But if we reach a deal, its most likely that we wont be charging those two countries the tariffs.
RUSH: Bingo! Did I not predict this? It was yesterday or the day before. I think it was yesterday. This was To people that know Trump, have read The Art of the Deal, and are conversant in Trumpism, this was not hard to predict. And there he is confirming it. [I]f we reach a deal, its most likely that we wont be charging those two countries the tariffs. By the way, I have another theory and explanation for why there are tariffs be imposed in the first place, and it constitutes Trump being a couple of moves ahead of people on the chessboard. We have more sound bites from the pre-cabinet meeting coming up after this.
RUSH: Welcome back. Rush Limbaugh. In all four corners of the world, I and this program are a household name. Heres Trump talking about rockets and the rich guys that fire em and how much he likes it.
THE PRESIDENT: NASAs making tremendous strides, and were using a lot of private money. A lot of people that love They love rockets, and theyre rich. So theyre gonna be a little less rich probably, but a lot of rockets are going up, and were really at the forefront. Nobodys doing what were doing. I dont know if you saw last with Elon with the rocket boosters where theyre coming back down. To me, that was more amazing than watching the rocket go up, cause Ive never seen that before. Nobodys seen that before, where theyre saving the boosters and they came back. Without wings, without anything, they landed so beautifully.
Falcon Heavy first landing
RUSH: Trumps not supposed to know all this! Hes not supposed to know who Elon Musk is, and Elon Musk is not supposed to like Trump, and Trumps not supposed to be praising Elon Musk because the left loves Elon Musk and if Trump does, too, thats problem and the left might have to start hating Elon Musk. Same thing with Peter Thiel. Trump said, Nobodys doing what were doing.
See, heres the thing. Trump is getting government out of all these things, and the private sector picks up the slack, does it, does it well, and much more efficiently and much more cheaply much more cheaply, by definition. It always happens, and Trump is the impetus behind this and hes simply calling out the success of it.
It is fascinating to watch Elon Musks booster land back down on the launch pad or on a ship at sea. They have enough fuel After boosting the payload into orbit, they have enough fuel to plummet for miles in the atmosphere and land (snorts) in the same position they were at takeoff! Youve never seen this except in old science fiction movies, and its been working almost routinely well. It is kind of great to see.
Heres Trump praising Florida for passing concealed-carry for teachers. This is an interesting subject. Its a bill in the Florida legislature that some people think Governor Scott should veto but that he wont because everybody in Floridas clamoring to Do something! We have to do something! So theres a four-pronged bill here, and one of the prongs in the bill allows concealed carry for teachers. Thats the primary reason opponents want Scott, the governor, to veto it.
But they dont think he will because hes running for the Senate against Bill Nelson in November, and after the shooting at the high school, the first piece of work come out of the legislature veto it? Thats just Even if its the right thing to do it probably is the right thing to do to veto it may be politically suicidal, given the fever pitch emotions. But heres Trump talking about one part of it.
THE PRESIDENT: I want to congratulate the state of Florida and your representatives on some very good legislation thats been passed. I guess theyve been listening to me a lot more because unexpectedly, they passed concealed-carry for some very special teachers that have a great ability with weapons and with guns. And they passed that. It was somewhat surprisingly to people because they didnt go in thinking about that, but I guess they liked what I said. And a certain group of people have great talent. Theyre in the school, they love their students. Its concealed, and I think it brings great safety.
RUSH: Okay. Now, there are three other elements of this piece of legislation, of which I will inform you in the next hour. But there is the concealed-carry element to this. And its got a lot of people fit to be tied, as you can imagine. But its kind of a Catch-22, because were here in south Florida, Do something! Gotta do something! So theyve produced a bill thats got this thing in it that the do-something crowd doesnt like. And if the governor vetoes it, hes gonna be in heap big doo-doo, politically, he thinks. Finally, heres Trump on the sanctuary cities and the mayor of Oakland who is a walking disgrace.
THE PRESIDENT: The justice department has done a fantastic job. I do think we should have legislation where you put an extra line in the money that we give em. You want the money, you cant have the sanctuary cities. Thats why we avoid the court battles all the time, which we probably will win, but who needs it. They want the money? They should give up on the sanctuary cities. It harbors horrible criminals. What the mayor of Oakland did the other day was a disgrace. Its certainly something that were looking at with respect her individually. What she did is incredible and very dangerous from the standpoint of ICE and Border Patrol.
RUSH: Now, if youre just tuning in, what she did was give the criminal element in Oakland the illegal-immigrant criminal element a heads-up that ICE was coming to do a roundup. She essentially went on TV and started shouting, Five-0! for a half-hour to let the criminal element know that ICE was coming. They were able to hide a significant number of them, and it is a disgrace, and it is eerily similar. You know, theres another similarity. I mentioned this yesterday. These people like Governor Brown calling Sessions and Trump white supremacists, and the media picks that all up.
And it reminds me that they hate Joe McCarthy, cause Joe McCarthy found communists everywhere in the government. Finally, one day, somebody said, Senator, have been have you no shame? Can you not give this up? Well, you know, were at about that stage with this sanctuary city business and this whole Russia investigation. So I see the Democrats becoming what they profess to despise. Theyre becoming the equivalent of slave states in the old South and the equivalent of Joe McCarthy on this stupid Russia-collusion business.
Hey, I heard this today! Plus the rich guy rockets thing. Are we on a roll? ... or headed for a dive? Naturally, I'm hoping for the first possibility.
Well the main booster crashed in the sea...so 2 out of 3 ain’t bad!
DjT is a great salesman...he WILL close the deal sooner ...or later.. he's surely winning over nevertrumpers every day.
He hit on violent video games today. Duh. His common sense will win the day. (An enthusiastic MSNBC foreign affairs reporter was jubilant and loudly crediting DjT this evening for the Korean developments,) which we know wouldn't have happened if Trump had not stood strong.. Even Chris Mathews grudgingly admitted Trump has succeeded, although I sensed a producer wanted to cut short the Trump loving reporter.
Old Media tries to stain DjT with the Stormy Daniels trash, but we know and knew DjT was not an angel. It was understood he was a hustling NY cad in an earlier life, so we don't care what he may have done (or not) with Stormy Daniels 10 or 12 years ago. He's saving the friggin' country from liberalism !
He's several steps ahead of Dems on the tariff issues. The tariffs will benefit many swing states where coal and steel will create jobs in The Rust Belt. Reelection 2020. Dems are screwed. I think they now know it.
Good job Mr President.
“He may be a globalist, but I still like him. (laughter)”
Best president evah!
My God, does this country need more of that attitude !
It will never be as satisfying to vote for anyone again after Trump. He’s really broken the mold.
Didn't know that! But honestly, I remain skeptical of the economic utility of booster recovery.
It seems to me that everything works against it. Here it is boosting away, when ... oops! gotta stop so I can land.
So, obviously, you've got to have a much bigger self landing booster to provide the same utility as an expendable booster, so it seems to me that all the factors tilt in favor of the expendable booster. All the factors, that is, except the visuals.
How can the media still be making money, when they are always wrong? Trump has them totally off balance. It is almost like the media went off the deep end. The hate and resentment has poisoned the networks.