Salon: Many in the Washington power elite are united in their dismay about Trump’s White House. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwg-3omDQ
The establishment cannot handle a foreign policy where Russia is not viewed with hostility. The proof that Russia hacked the DNC is simply not there, but that has not stopped news outlets from reporting that the Russians were behind leaked DNC documents which some think caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election. Instead, reports (here and here) that a disgruntled DNC worker stole the documents and delivered them to Wikileaks does not fit the media/CIA’s story, so they have been ignored. In addition, DNC employee Seth Rich was gunned down early in the morning in Washington D.C.. Wikileaks has offered $20,000 for info leading to an arrest but have not said that he leaked the documents. Makes one think….perhaps Hillary losing wasn’t so bad if this is how problems are handled.
If Trump is correct in his suggestion that the intelligence community leaked the dossier, it would support arguments that the CIA is attempting to undermine his Presidency from the beginning by forcing his hand concerning America’s relationship with Russia. If Americans think that Russia has dirty info regarding Trump that makes him vulnerable to blackmail, Trump cannot cozy up to Russia as much as he might like without appearing like a compromised President. If Americans feel that Russia is controlling Trump and that they helped him steal the election, Trump may take a hard line against Russia to appease the people and prove he is not a puppet. That is exactly what the CIA wants it would seem. The media in this country is worse than any state run media.
Taking the release of the dossier (which Trump blamed on the intelligence community), the blaming of Russia for the DNC hack, and the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey, a picture emerges of an agency hell bent on creating conflicts with Russia.
Trump has motivated me to work on my video editing skills. This is the first fruit of my labor. It basically just strings together some TV clips with some thoughts of my own intertwined.
It isn’t anything special, but I wanted to try and make a few points.
Trump definitely mocked the disabled reporter. Before his impression, he says “you’ve got to see this guy”.
Meryl Streep discussed her concerns at the Golden Globes and Trump responded on Twitter.
Instead of conducting his press conference in a way that would make Meryl Streep appear like an “out of touch liberal” who is a sore loser, he gets in a shouting match with a reporter from CNN and wouldn’t allow him a question. It’s like a kid poking you in the eye on the play ground and then running before you can react.
Trump demonstrates no humility, and I worry that he could never see himself as having done wrong. He has done nothing to bring people together and still rubs his victory in the face of others.
He shows no signs of talking less as President.
I end by drawing a comparison with Nixon who hated the media as well. Trump will have to be very careful as President as his relationship with the press is already strained.