Prior to the Address to the Joint Session, all networks had reported the hereunder. Was it FakeNews (btw, Fox New is mostly fake, other than Tucker Carlson. Bush is being rehabilitated. Bimbos and boobs, new ones, proliferate daily. Intellectual content: mostly zero.)? Let’s hope so.
This was what emerged: A promise of a wall and a HUGE admission that immigrants from certain spots CANNOT EVER BE VETTED:
I always cry some when I see these ordinary American victims.
There were some politically correct optics. Americans expect that. What a shame.
“America First” was mentioned, this as plans are purportedly being made to expand meddling into sandpits like Syria and Yemen.
Want a brutally honest watchwoman, you’ve got one. I won’t ever lull you into conformity:
More brutal honesty: those kids
Said President-elect Donald Trump to FoxNews’ Chris Wallace: “I don’t need to be told the same thing every day, every morning, same words. Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again. I don’t need that. … If something should change from this point, immediately call me. I’m available on one minute’s notice”
Economizing always creates outrage among politicians and their hanger-on industries and sycophants. They’re used to creating redundancies and duplication. It’s lucrative. In President-elect Donald Trump they have a different animal. In President-elect Donald Trump, they have someone who’s looking to eliminate redundancies; who’s aware of the cost of a scare resource like time.
MORE of President-elect Trump’s first Sunday show interview since winning the election.
No mention of The Wall, or protections against an ongoing influx of Islam:
* A notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership
* Cancel restriction on the production of American energy, clean coal included.
* For every regulation, two will be eliminated. (Why is the cancellation of bad regulation predicated on creation of new regs?)
* Develop right away a plan to prevent cyber attacks and other attacks on vital infrastructure.
* Immigration: Investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut American workers. (But many of the programs do just that by definition. See “Why Aren’t The H-1B Hogs Satisfied With The O-1 “Extraordinary Ability” Visa?”)
* Five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after they leave office. Lifetime ban on the same sorts lobbying a foreign government.
The New York Slimes is dismissing Donald Trump’s role in Ford’s decision to “keep an automaking plant in Kentucky.” It’s par for the course.
Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter shortly after 9 p.m. that Ford’s chairman, William Clay Ford Jr., had just told him that Ford “will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky — no Mexico.”
Minutes later, Mr. Trump wrote in a second post: “I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!” Mr. Trump won 62.5 percent of the state’s popular vote in the presidential election.
During the campaign, he repeatedly criticized Ford for moving production to Mexico, and he threatened to impose a 35 percent tariff on vehicles made there.
At play, I suspect, is the phenomenon I described in “Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’”:
“… a show of unparalleled strength and patriotism—Mr. Trump’s—extinguished a bad habit [Ford’s]. The biblical proverb (generously paraphrased) worked: Act like a fearless lion before an adversary, and the adversary will retreat.”
The force of Trump, as I ventured in The Trump Revolution, is changing reality on the ground.