Skip to comments.The art of getting to know Trump
Posted on 01/02/2017 5:14:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In the fall of 2006 right after then Sen. Barack Obama announced to Tim Russert on Meet the Press he was seriously considering a run for the nomination of the Democratic Party for president, thousands of reporters, journalists, bloggers and intellectuals flooded book stores for copies of his two books, "Dreams of my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
For two years they intellectualized about his life story and world view, picked apart every carefully crafted sentence, and marveled at their ability to really get inside the head of this exotic man who might become president.
They wrote breathlessly of the stories he has recounted in his books and "how much it told them about him."
They praised his political ascent "an impression of ease, if not exactly effortlessness, that obscures a more complex amalgam of drive, ambition, timing and the ability to recognize an opportunity and to do what it takes to seize it," wrote the New York Times....
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Okay, I'm dreaming, I admit it.
Point of Information.
You really think we don't expect it, Zito?
Perhaps for your next column you can write "The art of getting to know Trump Voters."
It is slightly amusing though. Donald Trump’s approach is an open source secret... so is the bible.
And yet when people who don’t want to bother with either, because they “know better,” get caught with their intellectual or spiritual pants down... it’s like how did that maverick ever do that?
He wasn’t a maverick; he was obeying a different drummer than the world. And it is the world’s fault if it has ignored that drummer.
Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal"? Not so much. Which is a shame because any reporter who read the book before embarking on covering this presidential candidate, eventual nominee and now president-elect would have a much deeper understanding of who he is, how he operates and how he'll behave going forward.
The reason most have not read the book is that they feel Trump is beneath them. They will never try to learn from him, because in their minds there is nothing to learn from him.
What the wall is made of, might still be up for grabs. Virtual wall? Cement blocks? By Donald’s own philosophy, that isn’t set in stone, so to speak. Whatever will serve the best, will be what Donald will go after.
Oh they’ve damaged so much. They gaslighted their own voters into thinking they had it in the bag. We couldn’t have done a better job ourselves. THAT’s why they’re so dead to so many people, left AND right.
A wall alone will not do it and is not what Americans expect.
Yeah that was McCain. 8>)
Trump was a campaigner who said what the people want to hear. That American citizens have rights, while illegal aliens do not. Another difference is that people believe him, whereas we have history with McCain, and had he uttered the same message everyone would have known it was a lie. But of course McCain wouldn't and didn't vocalize that message, because he only cares about power for himself. Screw all the other Americans, and let me pander to the Hispanic population to get their vote.
Such a funny maverick he is, I just can't understand why he lost to a real nobody.
There’s gonna be some wall though. There’s gonna be a lot of wall. Mr. Trump is going to build big beautiful walls, just like he said. He’s a builder. That one he can take on right away. There will be enough wall that I don’t think anybody will complain.
Trump was very positive. He focused on what we could and would do. He’s an optimist - every great salesman is. You could see the Trump train coming from the moment he rode down his escalators. It’s just been sheer poetry ever since. This is a man, I’m confident, who spent years mulling it over, if he ever did it, this is how he would do it. That’s the part people don’t see, beyond the tweets.
They deserve everything they are going to get, which is a career of diminishing returns that is quickly headed for extinction.
Mr Trump builds a physical wall on the border or he will be a failed one term President.
And he did, and now he is President Trump...a wall, jobs for Americans (done more as President Elect on jobs than Barky has done in 8 years), better care of our Veterans, healthcare we can afford, giving schools back to States and demolish Common Core, run out the ‘illegal immigrants’, and destroy ‘safe cities’...
That will probably be the first 100 days...I have a feeling that President Trump has his 4 years all mapped out and has had for quite some time, and only the people needed to be appointed...
But by August he had become my candidate of choice over Cruz, and I never looked back or regretted nor doubted my choice.
During the primary I ran around all over FR screaming, “Read his book! Read his book! Read his book and you will know what he will do.” Nobody was paying any attention to me. It was so frustrating. I was loving Trump and everybody was trying to figure him out. The one comment he made in the book convinced me that he was the “true” candidate for the U.S. He commented on one of his deals that didn’t go as he planned and he wrote, “I could have done (whatever it was), but that would not have been the moral choice.” When have you ever heard anyone talk about making moral choices? I was hooked by those very words and he has never disappointed me.
Who are you, and what did you do with HTRN?
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