Donald Trump is feelin’ groovy. Once again he has mashed his critics and emerged victorious - at least in the short term. His detente with North Korea is something Presidents Clinton, Bush the Younger and Obama could not secure, yet the bombastic Trump pulled it off, at least temporarily.
Already, two Norwegian lawmakers say they want the President nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Wouldn’t that be something? Mr. Trump swaggering into Oslo to eat a little herring and admire the big Viking statue.
The Bible says that those folks who disobey God will be banished and experience “weeping and the gnashing of teeth.” I can assure you that much gnashing is underway amongst the hate-Trump media. They know the Singapore display was a big win for the President, and despite attempts to diminish the meeting, they could not do it.
So, as I predicted, the press is quickly pivoting back to the Russia deal, its best hope to destroy Trump. Using yet another anonymous source, ABC News is reporting that the President’s long time lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, will turn against Trump and tell all.
We’ll see if this provocative story turns out to be true. If it does not, what will happen to George Stephanopoulos who reported it? Will ABC suspend him like it did with Brian Ross?
The flamboyant writer Hunter Thompson once wrote the following: “The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench ... a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”
Very true. And in America, it is the TV industry that is arrayed against President Trump. All except Fox News which is generally behind him.
The meeting with North Korea and its despot Kim Jung Un was a first step in trying to convince Little Rocket Man to stop being a menace to the world. There must always be first steps to solve any problem.
The American people know this. They also know that the media is generally hateful and dishonest, and that President Trump, himself, is undisciplined in his reactions to criticism.
Finally, most folks know that President Obama left America a far weaker country than it was before he took office. For all his faults, President Trump has already reversed some of that. The chat with Kim was a good thing even if the rotund martinet backs away from denuking.
Hope is usually positive. Hate is always negative. That should be the headline this week around the world.