Many who like Trump and his agenda’s goals are still not on the Trump Train, and by that I mean they still believe that Trump’s actions are spontaneous and perhaps even erratic. They don’t buy into the notion that Trump is playing “4D Chess” or by this point “sixty-seventh dimensional snakes & ladders”. I am of the view that he is. Sure he makes mistakes, but Trump understands that more than half of the federal government and all of Washington hate him and the people he represents, so he knows the existential nature of the game being played. To protect himself Trump has adopted a ‘tribune of the people’ role, and always ensures the ideological and cultures battles are fought when and where he wants.
You can see this in the manner by which he distanced himself from the Republicans in Congress, he anticipated that Senator McCain would betray the Republicans at the eleventh hour, thereby preventing the repeal of Obamacare and the realization of a significant Republican electoral promise. He is clearly communicating to his enemies and friends alike that the failures of the congressional Republicans are not his failings, thereby energizing his base to drain the swamp of the establishment whilst confusing his enemies, who aren’t sure if they hate Trump or the Republican establishment more.
I also believe that Trump’s ban on Transgender persons in the military was 4D chess, as literally the day before, Democrats had been talking up a big pivot away from social justice issues dear to the Left and back towards economic issues that relate to the working class. Trump took the opportunity to prevent that pivot and make the battleground an area where the right is fully united, and the left is hamstrung by the intersectionality of its “coalition” of supporters and opposing special interests.
Trump’s twitter account is a key part of his 4D chess strategy, and wielded as it is by the “God Emperor” it is absolutely wreaking havoc.
His latest take down of Richard Blumenthal was a thing of beauty:
Richard Blumenthal is a member of that ruling cosmopolitan class whom Trump’s base despises. Blumenthal is a Harvard graduate with a background in family wealth earned from finance. Blumenthal had five draft deferments before securing a posting to the Washington DC and Connecticut Marine corps reserve units during the Vietnam era. He had a summer internship at the Leftist Washington Post. His resume seems to feature nothing but roles where the taxpayer was on the hook for his salary. He also volunteered as counsel for the leftist quasi-NGO “NAACP Legal Defense Fund”. Eventually Blumenthal would be elected to office as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and then went onward to the Federal Senate.
Now some might just say that this Trump twitter attack is simply a retaliation against an enemy, but then Trump tweeted this:
Trump knew that his takedown of a fake military veteran would be all the more meaningful on Purple heart day. He chose from among his enemies the weakest point in their armor and then struck with perfect timing.
Trump even followed it up with this rhetorical flourish, adding insult to injury:
Trump is truly /our/ guy, and I think we should have faith in his 7D monopoly skills.
PS. Naturally the ABC has made efforts to ensure that only a biased interpretation reaches Australians.
Their summary included the following:
- Donald Trump says Richard Blumenthal lied and defrauded voters
- Senator Blumenthal is part of a push to stop Robert Mueller being sacked
- Mr Mueller is investigating potential Russian interference in the US election”
Really it should read:
- “Richard Blumenthal lied and defrauded voters and got called out by Trump”
It would appear to me that the Deep State and the subservient media (of which the ABC, unimportant as it is, is a member of) are trying to imply that any criticism of the Russia-Trump Witch-hunt is tantamount to Trump trying to prevent justice. Given the overwhelming stench around the Clintons, Democrats and the Awan brothers, they’d better be careful before firing up the masses to go looking for corrupt politicians….