The Pope: 0 for 2 against Trump.
Saturday, 26 May(Weekend Edition):
You may not hear this much on the mainstream media, but Donald Trump didn't just have a good week. He had THE week of his young presidency.
With every day being a whirlwind of
sorts, making any concrete assessments isn't easy. Everyone is hanging on the next tidbit, or 'Breaking News' coming out of FOX or CNN.
Let's take a step back and look at this most amazing week in a most unusual Presidency.
When he left for the
Middle East, he was embroiled in what his opposition gleefully called 'a crisis of disaster after disaster', and the progressive propaganda organs called daily for his impeachment.
Michael Flynn was bandied about as a combination of Alger Hiss, Benedict
Arnold and Satan's wanton stepchild.
Son in law Jared Kushner was a 'person of interest' in the FBI probe. Trump 'lawyered up' to deal with the Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation. The EU/NATO leg of his trip would be a trap where the elite
would embarrass the blundering Trump.
It was all set. He would have a disaster, be the joke of the world and come back to the jeers of impeachment.
Something happened on the Road to Rome. In what will be considered the inspired, turning
point of his adminstration, he went to the Heart of Islam.
Saudi Arabia. Home of the two holiest of sites, Mecca and Medina. After a welcome that bordered on ecstasy, before 60 Muslim nations in attendance, Trump gave a speech that content wise easily
eclipsed ANY speech the long winded Previous Occupant gave.
He told the whole lot of them what the lay of the land is. This cancer of radical Islam is eating your countries from the inside out, and YOU had better take care of them or else. Don't look
to the US to fight your wars for you.
Coming from a politician they would be but words. Coming from a world class businessman, something these people truly can relate to is another thing altogether.
They want a DEAL. They understand
business, unlike the moneyed elite of Europe. And they see Trump as a real solution maker. From there he went to Rome, where he also told the Pope that his left wing world view is fine and good.
For him, not the United States. We may care about the
climate, but we're not about to commit financial suicide in order to reduce CO2 by a tenth of a percent.
The pontiff came out of the meeting clearly unhappy with it, which is EXCELLENT. The worldview of a left wing Jesuit has nothing to do with American
exceptionalism. From there he went to Brussels.
'Six foot two and full of muscles' to paraphrase the old song,
In front of the entire assemblage of NATO bureaucrats he gave them a public scolding befitting a bunch of fifth grade miscreants caught
stealing brownies from the lunch room. Telling them they need to 'pay up', that the US won't fight their wars for them as well, and they need to think about taking care of themselves.
The rush of Montenegro to join exposes the game; we'll be part of
the alliance if YOU guarantee our security. We may hire a couple of unarmed guards, but the rest is up to Uncle Sucker.
When Trump brushed that leader out of the way when photo time came might have been rude, but it was hugely emblematic. This is what
happens when you suborn your security to a foreign power.
You become a vassal state, and will be treated like one. Ugly but true, and it's about time someone pointed out what the TRUTH really is.
This wasn't just a good road trip. This was the
best foreign trip by a US president since Eisenhower went back to Europe in the mid 50's. He remade ME foreign policy, put the EU/NATO on notice, and made the meeting of Merkel and the former POTUS look like the engineered cheap shot it was.
NOBODY paid attention to. Trump has succeeded in one major thing, and that is to reduce the inflated status of the Previous Occupant to the spoiled and perturbed shadow of his former self.
You don't accuse your successor of 'hiding behind a wall' when
you are behind the Brandenburg Gate. That contrast wasn't missed by many. Lacking the bully pulpit, his excoriations sound small and petty.
Then the whole of the Russiagate thing started falling apart. The appearance of John Brennan, the political hack
who was former CIA head gave the left absolutely NOTHING. They were hoping for some 'fire' among the smoke.
Once again, he said there wasn't any. Just some 'feelings' about this or that. The Bob Mueller appointment all of a sudden came crashing down
on them as well. They never wanted a special counsel, they wanted a SHOW TRIAL.
In public. And realizing that James Comey now has to consider testifying in front of Mueller he has to be far more circumspect about his Cheshire Cat smirks, hints, and
'that's classified' answers.
Now he has to explain how he can suggest obstruction of justice when he said it NEVER HAPPENED. His notes be damned. You can't keep detailed notes of a crime and not report it.
Comey is in a box, plain and simple.
The leakers in his White House, drunk on the raw intel corrupt officials in the IC provided, made a BIG mistake. They released tasty bits on the Manchester terror attack because their pals at the Times and the Post wanted them.
Ooops. This caused
a major rift with the UK; PM Teresa May excoriated the US for leaking this and ordered MI-5 to stop data sharing. This gave Trump a 'YUUUGE' window to walk through. He sent Reice Priebus and Steve Bannon back to the US to coordinate the apprehension
of the leaker(s) who they know.
He can turn the Russiagate investigation right around; make it about the criminal leaks as opposed to the silly rumors of Russian agents. The progressives are in a full bore panic about this turn of events.
are slow, true. But not clay brick stupid. They now see the hold they had over Trump fading like a morning fog, and the likes of Adam Schiff are now whining about the investigation 'not being public'.
Mueller's findings may NEVER be made public, particularly
if he finds nothing criminal.
What a week. And he isn't even back home yet...