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Meanwhile, now that President Trump has found the way to show the public what dimwits Democrats are by televising what are normally “private” White House meetings, he should look for resources to replace Twitter

Make TRUMP TV a Permanent Feature, Mr. President!


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Make TRUMP TV a Permanent Feature, Mr. President!
Trump TV—showcasing the desperation of Democrats-in-Exile—transcends Fake News and is what the social media identifies as “trending” to boot.

Seemingly piqued and panicked, reuters.com called President Donald Trump “bringing cameras into normally private White House talks with lawmakers that feature sharp debates and, seemingly, policy-making on the fly”, “a case of reality TV meets Washington”.

The Reuters story, worked on by three reporters Jeff Mason, Steve Holland and Richard Cowan, made it to the top of the popular Drudge Report, not to mention grouses from dozens of online conservative political pundits taking the bait that the president had stabbed the Second Amendment in the back.

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“The meetings make Trump look engaged and interested, countering critics who have questioned his mental acuity, but they have done little to advance policy. (Reuters.com, March 1, 2018)

“Democrats, who keep attending despite seeing few actual results, increasingly question whether these sessions are merely a repackaging of Trump’s star turn on The Apprentice, a TV show he hosted for 14 seasons.”

When The Apprentice lays out the cheese Democrats keep coming.

“It’s always good to talk, but it strikes me as a presidential show more than anything,” Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat who attended a trade meeting with Trump, told Reuters.

“More presidential shows, less Fake News”! is the shout from the Dem-ignored peanut gallery.

“The problem is the president agreed with everything everybody said when I was there. We were saying opposite things sometimes,” Brown said.” (Reuters)

The president rattled the media and Dems when he announced during the meeting that the United States will impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum.

For sure he knows that Dems are lost without their talking points.

“At a meeting about gun laws on Wednesday, Trump presided over a free-wheeling discussion and endorsed stricter gun regulations than Republicans typically support. (Reuters)

“So, will that lead to anything?

“Senator Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat who was present for a similar meeting with Trump about immigration, advised caution. “My advice is hope for the best; don’t be surprised if he changes his mind in 48 hours,” Durbin told reporters on Wednesday.

“People close to Trump said the idea of opening up such meetings lets him transmit his message directly to the public and contrast his style with that of Republicans and Democrats from Capitol Hill.”

 

But transmitting his message directly to the public, contrasting his style with that of Republicans and Democrats from Capitol Hill is precisely what the MSM and social media don’t want him to be able to do.

“He comes out of 15 years of a reality TV show, and part of the show is, you show every aspect of your business activities,” said Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend.“It’s great. He has U.S. senators as his cast.” (Reuters)

From the social media-suppressed conservative corner: a loud WOOHOO!

“Still, that cast is aware that the cameras are rolling, which can affect how they behave.” (Reuters)

Exactly!

“They’re a useful way to make news, they’re not a useful way to negotiate policy,” said Republican strategist Charlie Black about the open discussions, adding that participants were less likely to negotiate seriously on live TV.”

Participants are not just less likely to negotiate seriously on TV, Mr. Black, they’re not likely to negotiate seriously period on anything for the general good of America.

It’s laughable that Trump already snookered the Democrats on Immigration at televised White House meetings.

 

“A White House official said the decision to open up the typically private meetings was “100 percent Trump.” Trump was pleased when the press stayed for the meeting on immigration and decided, at least for some meetings, to continue the practice. (Reuters)

“He loved it, he thought it was fabulous. He said that worked out well, let’s do more of that,” the official said.

“Since that gathering, Congress has failed to pass any immigration legislation, and Trump’s own legislative proposal was trounced in the Senate.”

Reuter reporters should have ended the paragraph above with the words ‘as expected’.

“Republican lawmakers, who have had to correct or clarify Trump’s policy positions at such confabs in real time with cameras rolling, like their Democratic colleagues have had to get used to discussing policy positions publicly.”

(Poor sods)!

“Then there is the follow-through. (Reuters)

“The upside is it’s fascinating television. It actually shows Trump in an authentic and real-life situation where he’s trying to hash out policy,” said Republican strategist Ryan Williams, a former spokesman for one-time presidential candidate and current Senate candidate from Utah Mitt Romney.

“The downside is they turn into events that are wildly off script from generally accepted Republican Party policy, and he rarely follows up on the items that are discussed in the meetings,” Williams said.”

 

Nobody who was a former spokesman for one-time presidential candidate and current Senate candidate Mitt Romney, parachuted into Utah, should be taken seriously on the subject of “downside”.

“Matt Dallek, an associate professor of political management at George Washington University, said the meetings were “fundamentally deceptive” because Trump frequently espouses views in front of the cameras that “he has not held previously and that he does not stick with.”(Reuters)

But isn’t that what most politicians do, Professor Dallek?

Meanwhile, now that President Trump has found the way to show the public what dimwits Democrats are by televising what are normally “private” White House meetings, he should look for resources to replace Twitter.

Before long Twitter could become ‘Trumpet’ and millions would follow the president there.


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