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Pack Up Those Two Trumps and Take Them Away

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/pack-up-those-two-trumps-and-take-them.html

"Remember the days when presidents secured national attention with the Address-From-The-Oval-Office? The President, accompanied only by the spare, somber dignity of that setting, stared right into the living rooms of America, and gravely informed the nation of the business at hand – calm, resolute, decisive. JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bush 43 after 9/11. Reagan on the Challenger disaster. Carter on the crisis of confidence. No matter your party….did anyone doubt the gravity of the issue? The magnitude of the message? The utter sincerity of the president?

Is anyone really fooled by all these Trumps? Of course not. Not those who support him, who love Trump One. Not those who despise him, who see right through Trump Two. Not even those who are “open-minded” to him – they are the ones who have dismissed him during his presidency, those on-the-fencers who have caused Trump’s approval rating to sink by eight points since January.

How about Paul Ryan? Does he get it? I watched his Town Hall, which immediately followed Trump’s Afghanistan speech. Ryan expressed complete satisfaction with Trump Two in the aftermath of his post-Boston statement, believing that performance more than offset Trump One’s press conference performance and the initial statement. Is that how it works in Wisconsin, Paul? It’s OK to be an utter shit-heel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as long as you pretend to be a pious soul on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday? Is that what you teach the children in your Sunday school class? "

Pack Up Those Two Trumps and Take Them Away

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/pack-up-those-two-trumps-and-take-them.html

"Remember the days when presidents secured national attention with the Address-From-The-Oval-Office? The President, accompanied only by the spare, somber dignity of that setting, stared right into the living rooms of America, and gravely informed the nation of the business at hand – calm, resolute, decisive. JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bush 43 after 9/11. Reagan on the Challenger disaster. Carter on the crisis of confidence. No matter your party….did anyone doubt the gravity of the issue? The magnitude of the message? The utter sincerity of the president?

Is anyone really fooled by all these Trumps? Of course not. Not those who support him, who love Trump One. Not those who despise him, who see right through Trump Two. Not even those who are “open-minded” to him – they are the ones who have dismissed him during his presidency, those on-the-fencers who have caused Trump’s approval rating to sink by eight points since January.

How about Paul Ryan? Does he get it? I watched his Town Hall, which immediately followed Trump’s Afghanistan speech. Ryan expressed complete satisfaction with Trump Two in the aftermath of his post-Boston statement, believing that performance more than offset Trump One’s press conference performance and the initial statement. Is that how it works in Wisconsin, Paul? It’s OK to be an utter shit-heel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as long as you pretend to be a pious soul on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday? Is that what you teach the children in your Sunday school class? "

Charlottesville's Web: We Finally See #RealDonaldTrump

Three different statements in four days, and three entirely different versions of Donald Trump. BTRTN on the carnage in Charlottesville, and on which Trump is the #RealDonaldTrump.
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/charlottesvilles-web-we-finally-see.html

Charlottesville's Web: We Finally See #RealDonaldTrump

Three different statements in four days, and three entirely different versions of Donald Trump. BTRTN on the carnage in Charlottesville, and on which Trump is the #RealDonaldTrump.
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/charlottesvilles-web-we-finally-see.html

"We can all say that the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and anti-semites that made up the alt right rally in Charlottesville are heinous, despicable, and sick people, but Donald Trump looks at them and sees fanatic, crazed loyalty to the Trump brand.

These are the people will stick with him even if 'he shoots somebody on Fifth Avenue.'

And for every neo-Nazi vigilante who spewed racist filth in Charlottesville, in Donald Trump’s view of America, there are millions more voters just like them. Donald Trump believes, deep in his heart, that these are the people that constitute his most loyal base.

Donald Trump looks at every single decision as a calculus about what will help him personally. Trump saw the videotape from Charlottesville, and determined that an unalloyed, unilateral indictment of the alt right rioters would be a risk to his political base..."

A Call To Action: Step Down! A Letter to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

Join the other CEO's who have renounced Trump...
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/a-call-to-action-step-down-letter-to.html

"...While your success is not related to either your gender or minority status, those attributes give you a platform from which to provide an example for those of us who do not have as much visibility.

CEOs of six major US companies have resigned from presidential advisory councils in protest of Trump's statements about Charlottesville. Yet you remain a member of the Trump Strategy and Policy Forum. Your presence on that council is an affront to women and minorities, and it is a lost opportunity to make a strong statement on the right side of history."

A Call To Action: Step Down! A Letter to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

Join the other CEO's who have renounced Trump...
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/a-call-to-action-step-down-letter-to.html

"...While your success is not related to either your gender or minority status, those attributes give you a platform from which to provide an example for those of us who do not have as much visibility.

CEOs of six major US companies have resigned from presidential advisory councils in protest of Trump's statements about Charlottesville. Yet you remain a member of the Trump Strategy and Policy Forum. Your presence on that council is an affront to women and minorities, and it is a lost opportunity to make a strong statement on the right side of history."

I Wrote This Exactly Two Years Ago....Read What I Say About Trump and Hillary in August 2015

It was called: "July 2015 Election Review: One High-Speed Train Wreck...Another in Slow Motion?" Trump was the brand new high-speed train wreck, obliterating convention...Hillary was the one in slow motion, way ahead and getting more dents everyday, her own worst enemy. The whole first section is wild to read two years later:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2015/08/july-2015-election-review-one-high.html

"Trump could dominate events for months, particularly if he scores well at the August 6 debates, an event tailor-made for his sound-bite skill set. With no voting whatsoever until February, and Trump’s own billions in the mix (he’s the only candidate that needs no Adelson-esque billionaire to carry him through), he is built to last."

"While all this is going on, another race is underway, that is, Hillary Clinton against herself. The Hillary Clinton who by any standard is an exceptional candidate is running against her own propensity for secrecy and obfuscation, a working press starved for stories on the Democratic side, and an array of GOP billionaires obsessed with bringing her down. Every month brings another revelation in the email story. Hillary can probably survive what has been revealed thus far, but are there still others out there that could add up to the proverbial thousand cuts?"

I Wrote This Exactly Two Years Ago....Read What I Say About Trump and Hillary in August 2015

It was called: "July 2015 Election Review: One High-Speed Train Wreck...Another in Slow Motion?" Trump was the brand new high-speed train wreck, obliterating convention...Hillary was the one in slow motion, way ahead and getting more dents everyday, her own worst enemy. The whole first section is wild to read two years later:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2015/08/july-2015-election-review-one-high.html

BTRTN July 2017 Month in Review: GOP Discontent With Trump Boils Over

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/btrtn-july-2017-month-in-review-gop.html

"July began on a discordant note, ended on a number of other discordant notes, and in between was an entire symphony of discordant notes. Such is the state of the Trump Administration, which has struck only one positive sound in its six-month life, and that was Trump’s uplifting remarks of unity after the Steve Scalise shooting. I am exhausting non-superlatives in describing the Trump White House; today’s word will be 'execrable.'"

BTRTN July 2017 Month in Review: GOP Discontent With Trump Boils Over

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/btrtn-july-2017-month-in-review-gop.html

"July began on a discordant note, ended on a number of other discordant notes, and in between was an entire symphony of discordant notes. Such is the state of the Trump Administration, which has struck only one positive sound in its six-month life, and that was Trump’s uplifting remarks of unity after the Steve Scalise shooting. I am exhausting non-superlatives in describing the Trump White House; today’s word will be 'execrable.'"
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