Trump’s New Secret Plan: Bomb Himself to Popularity
The media has a lot to answer for.
Syria was a STUNT. MOAB is a STUNT. Korea would be a STUNT. From 4/10: Trump has been taught Bombs=Media Applause pic.twitter.com/fLVI1USvqj
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 14, 2017
They have taught Trump the one thing that will get him applause by the media is dropping bombs. Trump’s latest stunt seems to be playing chicken with North Korea.
The Beltway media watches this and marvels over how sane Trump is getting. Wish I was kidding but this is what they’re saying about someone who’s playing chicken with nuclear war:
“The question of the moment is what to make of the normalization of President Trump. Not normalization in the way used by the Trump resistance — to argue against becoming inured to unacceptable behavior. But normalization of Trump in the usual sense of the term: that Trump is, if not behaving normally, at least adopting normal positions.”
Wow the media is easy. And is threatening war in North Korea normal? It hasn’t been since the Korean War. The Mother of all Bombs has never been used before. I guess what makes that normal is Fox News playing country music to the footage.
Now Trump plays chicken with North Korea and Ruth Marcus shakes her head knowingly about how normal that is.
Just so we're all clear: Trump's "maximum pressure doctrine" is "a game of 'chicken' with nuclear weapons." Period. https://t.co/Tes8mqimlj
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 14, 2017
Back to Ruth Marcus:
“NATO is “no longer obsolete.” China was a currency manipulator and would be branded as such in the Trump administration; now, never mind. Syria was not an American problem; now its behavior is America’s, and Trump’s, “responsibility,” and Bashar al-Assad is a “butcher.” The Export-Import Bank, once bad, is now good; same, maybe, with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.”
“These about-faces represent, in part, a Trump Tower-size version of the realities that confront any new president. Campaign trail proclamations yield to Oval Office sobriety. That’s not only to be expected — it should, for the most part, also be welcomed.”
See that? Nothing to worry about now-Ruth Marcus and the Very Serious Media have declared him normal now. Threatening nuclear war in North Korea is normal. Dropping MOAB is normal-though never done before. The fact that Trump is allowing the generals to dominate is normal. Why quibble over civilian control of the military? It’s just so normal.
The FBI is investigating whether or not Trump is guilty of colluding with Russia to even get to the White House. But for the Ruth Marcuses of the world that’s nitpicking.
Can Trump bomb himself to popularity? Based on the media reaction, it’s not a bad strategy.
The Russia investigation didn’t end because he’s dropped a few bombs.
Indeed, according to Guardian sources, there is already enough evidence to impeach Trump.
“Buried in the last paragraph of a Guardian story about British intelligence alerting the U.S. to contact between Trump advisers and Russian officials is this sort-of bombshell:
One source suggested the official [American] investigation was making progress. “They now have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion,” the source said. “This is between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material.”
“That’s a bombshell because evidence that Trump advisers were involved in any way with the release of hacked Hillary Clinton-related emails would be an impeachment-level smoking gun in a scandal that currently involves a lot of reports about sketchy relationships but no proof of clearly illegal conduct. It’s only sort of a bombshell because, well, who is this one random source and why does he/she seem to be the only person anywhere who knows this potentially world-shaking information?”
If we knew who the source was he/she wouldn’t be anonymous. And do you really believe that everything we need to know is part of the public record? In any case, we do have evidence of Trump advisers being involved-Roger Stone. That’s pretty clear. Both Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0.
But, the media isn’t talking about this, they’re too busy oohing and aahing Trump’s normalcy.
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