"And the press? They will continue to excoriate Trump and his entire staff. But as Steve Bannon put earlier this week, the press, the lap dog media, the group who was once known as the 'Fourth Estate', have turned into the opposition. Not the Democrats - the media."
For those who love Trump, this past week was like no other week in memory. It was fantastic! For those who hate Trump, this past week was nails on the chalkboard. And for those who were neutral on Donald Trump, they are probably experiencing a combination of dizziness and confusion. Since I fall into the first camp, I am well pleased with how President Trump's first term is going so far.
The biggest shocker to many people is simply this - we are not used to a President who does not renege on campaign promises. Nope - not this guy (so far). He told us what he was going to do, and now he is signing executive orders as fast as his hand can write to make his promises happen.
Many of us can remember the whopper that Bill Clinton told us. On the campaign trail, Slick Willie promised over and over and over again to give the middle class a much needed tax break. He was only going to go after the "big cigars" in society. Well, not too long after he was sworn in, a somber looking President Clinton looked into the camera and said (and I will paraphrase), "The economy I inherited from President Bush (41) is much worse than I thought. As much as I would love to, I can't give any tax relief to the middle class."
And then we have our latest former President, who left office with sky high approval ratings (don't ask me why). How did his campaign promises do? Just about every one was broken. And the campaign promises alone for the Un-Affordable Care Act are legion. Keeping you own doctor, to having a $2,500 per year premium reduction, and on and on and on. But even after seriously mucking up our nation's health care system, we sent him out of here with hugs and kisses. Go figure.
In the coming weeks, all I can see ahead is more of the same. Our "horse of a different color" will be out in front, trailblazing with (as Obama put it), "pen and phone" in hand. And the press? They will continue to excoriate Trump and his entire staff. But as Steve Bannon put earlier this week, the press, the lap dog media, the group who was once known as the "Fourth Estate", has turned into the opposition. Not the Democrats - the media.
My only counsel I would give President Trump is to keep it up. Everyone - the press, the Democrats and the protesters, are way behind the pack trying to catch up. And at this pace, they are also getting very dizzy.