"So once again President Trump does an end around the press. I love it! 'Poor me' - what a great idea! This trip caught everyone by surprise, and that is good. Not the safest place in the world to put our President."
He did it again! Nobody on Planet Earth is better at it than Donald Trump is. He plays the press like a pool player plays stripes and solids. The MSM really thought they had him this time. He was after all, becoming almost "Nixonesque". This alienated President sent his wife and youngest son down to Mar A Largo to celebrate Christmas, and this brooding President stayed in the White House all by his lonesome. He became so dour, so down in the dumps, he tweeted out "Poor me". He was all by himself, his government shut down, and his family was gone at Christmas.
One small problem. It was all a rouse. A secret trip to visit the troops in Iraq had been in the planning for some time. Not only Iraq, but stopping by Germany on the way home to give the troops a Commander in Chief's "thumbs up". Just as the MSM was excoriating the President for not only acting like Nixon during Watergate, but also this President never went to visit the troops around Christmas time.
Now he is back in a "shutdown" Washington, and a VERY successful trip is in the rear view mirror. Anything for the MSM press to carp about now? Besides their beloved government being shut down? Oh yes - the MAGA hats. The President had the GALL to autograph some MAGA hats for the troops. The press crying foul as that was "electioneering". The patriots respond with BS, as MAGA is the symbol of this Presidency, not the campaign.
But the real question is, not what the Democrats thought, or what the MSM thought, what did the troops think? You mean besides shouting "USA, USA!" when he walked in the hanger? And the rousing cheers? To say the troops loved having him there is an understatement. This is a President who is not cutting the military (like Obama did for eight years), this is a President who is restoring the military through proper funding. To say this President has the military's back is nothing short of the truth.
So once again President Trump does an end around the press. I love it! "Poor me" - what a great idea! This trip caught everyone by surprise, and that is good. Not the safest place in the world to put our President. But he pulled it off, and the MSM has egg on their collective faces (again). MAGA!