Tag Archives: Trumphirate

Enumerati

Trump Has Gone Almost a Year Without Giving a Press Conference

365

Phillip Bump: “Trump mocked Clinton for going 235 days without giving a news conference. As of Friday, it will have been 365 days — a year — since he has given one as president.”

Poetic Justice

Alone with The Memo

Trump released The Memo at the behest of The Hannity,
But that numbnuts Nunes has created a bit of a mystery.
We know Trump received it,
But did he indeed read it?
All we know is he was left alone for hours with a copy.

Enumerati

Trump Rules Social Media Attention

17

Echelon Insights finds that there were only 17 days in 2017 where Donald Trump was not the top topic of conversation on social media, and he was the number one story every week for every audience.

Verbatim

Trump’s First Year Worse than We Anticipated

“Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018. … Many of us began 2017 with the consoling thought that the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t possibly be as bad as we feared. It turned out to be worse.”

Eugene Robinson

Verbatim

Pence Knows Something We Don’t

“It has been a year of accomplishments.”

— Vice President Mike Pence, writing in USA Today.

Enumerati

Trump Has Attacked One in Five GOP Senators

1 in 5

Chris Cillizza: “By my count, Trump has personally attacked 11 senators — or, roughly, 21% of the entire 52 person GOP conference between his time as a candidate and his nine months in the White House.”

Enumerati

Republicans Want More Cooperation Between GOP Congress and Trump

39%

“A CBS News Tracker survey published Sunday showed that majorities want more cooperation between Congress and Trump, especially the president’s strongest backers and most Republicans. The most fascinating nugget from the poll: 39% of Republicans feel that their party’s congressional representatives ‘don’t like’ the president and are actively trying to undermine him, while another 37% think congressional Republicans don’t like Trump ‘but pretend to’ in order to try passing their own agenda.”

News & Comment

Perfesser Trump’s Ineffective President Course

Courtesy Pixabay
Courtesy Pixabay
Charlie Cook points out that Donald Trump is not just President of the Electoral College, he’s also qualified to teach a course in presidential ineffectiveness:

“If you wanted to offer a graduate-school class in how not to be an effective president of the United States, Donald Trump could write the textbook and teach the course.”

“The first lesson would be to cater myopically to your base, alienating those in your party who are not in your core constituency—particularly the congressional leadership and power players who would be the ones instrumental to actually getting anything done. The second lesson would be to offend independent voters, those not married to either party who are at least theoretically open to the arguments from both sides. Finally, the third lesson would be to do everything possible to eliminate any chance of getting defections from the ranks of the other party while riling up the other party’s base, giving them an intensity that they may have lacked when they lost last year’s election.”

“That’s pretty much how you would do it—and it’s what Trump has done.”

Verbatim

Is This the End of the Trump Government?

“It doesn’t mean the end of the Trump presidency but it may mean the end of Trump government. It’s going to be impossible for Donald Trump now to attract good people to government.”

— GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, in an ABC News interview.

Verbatim

Trump Aides Are Saving Our Bacon

“You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill.”

— An unnamed White House staffer to Mike Allen, on why many Trump aides are not resigning despite their disappointment.