Opinion Trump keeps killing his own momentum. It’s a tragedy.

19:12  09 february  2018
19:12  09 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Donald Trump ’ s big mouth keeps killing his own directives. “Indeed, the president recently confirmed his assessment that it is the ‘countries’ that are inherently dangerous, rather than the 180 million individual nationals of those countries,” the court wrote in its June opinion.

“ It ’ s not so much about Trump or his actual positions, it is the fact that he speaks his mind and channels anti-Washington, anti-politician anger.” Lewandowski, who would not comment on Kelly, said Washington insiders continue to prematurely count out Trump .

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Last week, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. Normally, presidents try to ride the wave from a successful State of the Union as long as they can.

Not Trump. What have we been talking about for the past week? Russia.

Why? Because within days, Trump changed the topic when he released a declassified memo prepared by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses of the FISA process by the FBI. The media and Democrats could not believe their luck. They were more than happy to stop talking about Trump’s speech and go with wall-to-wall coverage of the memo. Soon Trump’s powerful address, and the agenda he laid out, were a distant memory — supplanted by a fierce debate over the GOP’s “partisan” attack on the FBI and whether Trump would fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

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In the immediate aftermath of Trump ’ s Charlottesville tirade—which aides say reflected his true feelings about the matter— it is tempting to think that the impeachment calculus has changed. And the momentum has certainly shifted, if only slightly, in that direction.

Trump sparked the controversy during an interview Tuesday with Fox News Radio. Asked whether he’d called the families of Americans killed in Niger nearly × Recommended For You Powered by Sailthru. John Kelly kept his tragedy out of politics, and it ' s not clear if he knew Trump would bring it up.

What was Trump thinking? He tweeted that the GOP memo “totally vindicates” him. No, it doesn’t. Even Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the only member of the committee to review the intelligence behind the memo, said that it had nothing to do with the Russia probe. The memo demonstrated potential FBI malfeasance in using a dossier partially funded by Democrats to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to spy on a marginal former Trump campaign adviser. If true, that is serious. But it’s not proof that there was no collusion.

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So why would Trump release that information right after his State of the Union and thus bring the momentum he had gained to a grinding halt? He should know better. Recall that in 2017, after Trump delivered his first, also highly praised, address to Congress, the subject changed to Russia within 24 hours when The Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had not disclosed in his confirmation hearing that he met twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. It was a well-timed leak designed to step on Trump’s story.

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He should keep his stupid Opinions to his ignorant self. Who Gives a fat rats ass who these people I guess since he thinks that all the 59 people who were killed were Trump supporters so their lives So by this liberal idiots own mouth it appears that shooting down conservitives in cold blood is ok, if

This kills momentum on legislating, and unifies Democrats in opposition to everything they want to do. But mainly it reinforces their greatest fear: Trump will never change. They keep praying he’ll discipline himself enough Forget Davos Elites: Trump ’ s Protectionism is a Threat to His Own Voters.

The attack on Sessions was malicious and not Trump’s fault. This time, however, Trump intentionally changed the subject from his speech to Russia. This is a self-inflicted wound.

Then, to add to the PR disaster, Trump declared at what was supposed to be an event highlighting his tax reform success that Democrats who refused to stand and applaud during his State of the Union were “un-American” and “treasonous.” He was joking, of course, but it was a really bad joke — and gave the media the excuse to gin up the outrage machine over Trump’s comment. Again, Democrats quietly celebrated. Until that moment, they had been widely criticized for their disrespectful performance on the House floor, which had alienated millions of Americans watching the president. Even my liberal Post colleague Dana Milbank called the Democrats’ behavior “embarrassing.” Now, with a single misbegotten turn of phrase, Trump had turned them from petulant protesters into principled defenders of the First Amendment.

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Trump , for example, used last year’ s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando — previously the most deadly shooting in American history, with 49 killed — as a reason to push his virulent brand of anti-immigrant and But it wasn’t just liberal California, the site of the tragedy , that was moved to action.

It ’ s not even close. So Trump has finally decided to pitch in a few dollars of his own money: Donald Trump , seeking to boost momentum in the If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation so we can keep on doing the type of journalism that 2018 demands.

These mistakes were tragic, because Trump’s address seemed to reach and win the approval of many Americans who like his first year’s accomplishments but don’t approve of him, including millions of independents and Democrats. With his speech, he got them to give him a second look. In the days that followed, he needed to stay on message and keep winning them over with smart speeches putting detail onto the policies he laid out in his State of the Union. He could have hit the hustings to talk about his very generous immigration plan to give 1.8 million “dreamers” a path to citizenship and challenged reluctant Democrats to come to the table. He could have given speeches about his proposals for education, tackling the opioid crisis, and “right to try” legislation he endorsed to give dying Americans a chance to save their lives using experimental treatments. He could have won over independents, and even some Democrats, and expanded his base of support. Instead, he changed the topic to Russia and made a cringe-inducing joke about “treason,” and millions thought to themselves: There he goes again.

The Trump presidency is like a “Peanuts” cartoon, with Trump as Lucy with the football. Every time you think this time will be different — this time he’ll stay on message, this time he’ll show some discipline, this time he’ll realize how much more powerful it is to be presidential — he pulls the football away.

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