In Trump’s Latest Margo Lago Visit, He Ditched the Media
Trump came in believing his own hype-that he’s a businessman who will cut through all the bull. What he didn’t get is running a complex government bureaucracy is very different than running the Trump Organization.
He’s still shocked to realize that there are coequal branches-the judiciary, the Congress where Dems have managed to slow down his cabinet appointments.
The GOP complains about this but it’s on Trump: he keeps sending people with very complicated financial positions-and often very troublesome histories.
Then there is the Fourth Estate. While I was very critical of the press coverage during the election, they have-now that the election is over-gotten much more dogged in their coverage of Trump. Many of them are doing good work-of course, facilitated by the leaks Trump is demanding be stopped.
Of course, you wish the media had tried to tease out what a threat to our system of government Trump was before the election but there you are.
During the election the media often made it sound like Hillary Clinton had the real problem with transparency.
Trump is outraged that the media would dare tell the truth and not simply be his court stenographers.
He had another one of his nasty attacks on them Friday.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
And now in the latest, he ditched them in his Margo Lago visit. At Margo Lago he bumped up membership from $100,000 to $200,000 after he ‘won’ the Presidency.
It’s not a bad deal. For $200,000 you might just get to sit in classified information about a North Korea missile launch with Trump and the Japanese Prime Minister.
Straight after Trump’s campaign rally on Saturday-you know he’s done such a great job as President in a month that he’s already running for re-election-he was at Margo Lago again without the prying eyes of the press.
“When he returned from his rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday night, President Trump’s official day was over. The press pool that travels with the president was given a lid about 7:45 p.m., indicating that he wouldn’t be doing anything else that would be worth covering. “Goodnight from Palm Beach,” The Hill’s Jonathan Easley wrote in an email to the White House press corps.”
“But Trump’s night wasn’t over. Unbeknown to reporters, Trump decided to make one more public appearance: at an elegant fundraising gala being held for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property and headlined by musician David Foster.”
“An Instagram video captured Trump’s entrance. “We did not plan this,” an announcer says as the president works his way through the crowd. At the Melbourne event, Trump appeared in a suit without a tie; for the gala, he dressed up a bit.”
“Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the media about Trump’s appearance at the event during a brief press availability Sunday. More than 800 people attended the event, reporters were told, with Trump talking to “quite a few” of them. One reporter asked if Mar-a-Lago guests had special access to the president, prompting Sanders to reply that “the president is extremely accessible to most of America” and is the “most accessible president that [she’s] ever seen.”
Sure, he’s accessible, alright, if you are one of the ‘special people’-ie, those who paid him $200,000 dollars per plate or who voted for him.
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