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Trump gets a folder of good news about himself twice a day

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:58 AM

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https://news.vice.com/story/trump-folder-positive-news-white-house

"Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say.

These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, don’t contain top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, the folders are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful."

"Beginning at 6 a.m. every weekday — the early start is a longtime war room tradition — three staffers arrive at the RNC to begin monitoring the morning shows on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News as they scour the internet and newspapers. Every 30 minutes or so, the staffers send the White House Communications Office an email with chyron screenshots, tweets, news stories, and interview transcripts.

White House staffers then cull the information, send out clips to other officials, and push favorable headlines to a list of journalists. But they also pick out the most positive bits to give to the president. On days when there aren’t enough positive chyrons, communications staffers will ask the RNC staffers for flattering photos of the president.

“Maybe it’s good for the country that the president is in a good mood in the morning,” one former RNC official said."

Spicer disagrees but doesn't provide specifics: "Contacted by VICE News, Spicer disputed the nature of the folder. “While I won’t comment on materials we share with the president, this is not accurate on several levels,” he said in an email. Asked what about the story was inaccurate, Spicer did not respond."

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:28 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!




So far, the only thing Trump needs to be reminded of is that he's in a position to do more good. Inexplicably, he's not doing it. Maybe he thought that, after the election, and once he won, the GOP would put down their personal grudges and do what's right for the country.


That's not happening.


The establishment isn't taking to the new President. He's going to have to make them fall in line.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:46 AM

THGRRI

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:50 AM

THGRRI

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Originally posted by AURaptor:


So far, the only thing Trump needs to be reminded of is that he's in a position to do more good. Inexplicably, he's not doing it. Maybe he thought that, after the election, and once he won, the GOP would put down their personal grudges and do what's right for the country.


That's not happening.


The establishment isn't taking to the new President. He's going to have to make them fall in line.










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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:51 AM

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The establishment isn't taking to the new President. He's going to have to make them fall in line.

He cannot make them fall in line as long as he doesn't care whether his own words are true or false. Lying got him elected in a secret ballot but won't get him obeyed in public. Those are two different sets of people: those with low energy who vote, maybe or maybe not, once every four years and those who can powerfully carry out Trump's policies every day, but only if Trump is convincing. Trump just issuing orders is not enough to force obedience.

After Trump won the election, he began referring to all unflattering or inconvenient journalism as “fake news.” When his approval rating began declining, Trump simply refused to believe it: “Any negative polls” that may appear, the president tweeted at dawn one morning from Mar-a-Lago, “are fake news.”

The people who speak on Trump’s behalf to journalists and the rest of the reality-based world struggle to defend or explain his assertions. Asked about “the president’s statements that are … demonstrably not true,” the White House counselor Kellyanne Conway asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to please remember “the many things that he says that are true.” According to The New York Times, the people around Trump say his baseless certainty “that he was bugged in some way” by Obama in Trump Tower is driven by “a sense of persecution bordering on faith.” And indeed, their most honest defense of his false statements has been to cast them practically as matters of religious conviction—he deeply believes them, so … there. When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked at a press conference about the millions of people who the president insists voted illegally, he earnestly reminded reporters that Trump “has believed that for a while” and “does believe that” and it’s “been a long-standing belief that he’s maintained” and “it’s a belief that he has maintained for a while.”

Which is why nearly half of Americans subscribe to that preposterous belief themselves. And in Trump’s view, that overrides any requirement for facts.

“Do you think that talking about millions of illegal votes is dangerous to this country without presenting the evidence?,” David Muir, the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, asked Trump in January.

“No,” he replied. “Not at all! Not at all—because many people feel the same way that I do.”

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind
/534231
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:48 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


And let us not forget the many, many people Trump knifed in the back after they spoke in defense of him.





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Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

The establishment isn't taking to the new President. He's going to have to make them fall in line.

He cannot make them fall in line as long as he doesn't care whether his own words are true or false. Lying got him elected in a secret ballot but won't get him obeyed in public. Those are two different sets of people: those with low energy who vote, maybe or maybe not, once every four years and those who can powerfully carry out Trump's policies every day, but only if Trump is convincing. Trump just issuing orders is not enough to force obedience.

After Trump won the election, he began referring to all unflattering or inconvenient journalism as “fake news.” When his approval rating began declining, Trump simply refused to believe it: “Any negative polls” that may appear, the president tweeted at dawn one morning from Mar-a-Lago, “are fake news.”

The people who speak on Trump’s behalf to journalists and the rest of the reality-based world struggle to defend or explain his assertions. Asked about “the president’s statements that are … demonstrably not true,” the White House counselor Kellyanne Conway asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to please remember “the many things that he says that are true.” According to The New York Times, the people around Trump say his baseless certainty “that he was bugged in some way” by Obama in Trump Tower is driven by “a sense of persecution bordering on faith.” And indeed, their most honest defense of his false statements has been to cast them practically as matters of religious conviction—he deeply believes them, so … there. When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked at a press conference about the millions of people who the president insists voted illegally, he earnestly reminded reporters that Trump “has believed that for a while” and “does believe that” and it’s “been a long-standing belief that he’s maintained” and “it’s a belief that he has maintained for a while.”

Which is why nearly half of Americans subscribe to that preposterous belief themselves. And in Trump’s view, that overrides any requirement for facts.

“Do you think that talking about millions of illegal votes is dangerous to this country without presenting the evidence?,” David Muir, the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, asked Trump in January.

“No,” he replied. “Not at all! Not at all—because many people feel the same way that I do.”

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind
/534231/






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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:35 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


He's not helped himself, there's no denying that. But if he's got 1 iota of interest in his own brand name, then his ' winning ' is going to have to start cranking up.

No one is going to accept " But he TRIED ! ", or " everyone was mean to him! ". That's not what got him the votes. His loyal followers bought into the idea that he was going to D.C. to drain the swamp, and take a sledge hammer to the establishment.



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