INSIDE TRUMP’S HOUR-BY-HOUR BATTLE FOR SELF-PRESERVATION New York Times ^ | 12/9/17 | MAGGIE HABERMAN, GLENN THRUSH and PETER BAKER Posted on 12/9/2017, 4:38:02 PM by madprof98 As he ends his first year in office, Mr. Trump is redefining what it means to be president. He sees the highest office in the land much as he did the night of his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton — as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, and Twitter is his Excalibur. Despite all his bluster, he views himself less as a titan dominating the world stage than a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously, according to interviews with 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress.

  • INSIDE TRUMP’S HOUR-BY-HOUR BATTLE FOR SELF-PRESERVATION
    New York Times ^ | 12/9/17 | MAGGIE HABERMAN, GLENN THRUSH and PETER BAKER
    Posted on 12/9/2017, 4:38:02 PM by madprof98

    As he ends his first year in office, Mr. Trump is redefining what it means to be president. He sees the highest office in the land much as he did the night of his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton — as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, and Twitter is his Excalibur. Despite all his bluster, he views himself less as a titan dominating the world stage than a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously, according to interviews with 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress.

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    For other presidents, every day is a test of how to lead a country, not just a faction, balancing competing interests. For Mr. Trump, every day is an hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation.

    ***Bracing and refreshing to his alienated-from-the-system political base, Mr. Trump’s uninhibited approach seems erratic to many veterans of both parties in the capital and beyond. Some politicians and pundits lament the instability and, even without medical degrees, feel no compunction about publicly diagnosing various mental maladies.

    ***The growing economy he inherited continues to improve, and stock markets have soared to record heights.

    ***“At first, there was a thread of being an impostor that may have been in his mind,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, who has tried to forge a working relationship with the president.

    “He’s overcome that by now,” she said. “The bigger problem, the thing people need to understand, is that he was utterly unprepared for this. It would be like you or me going into a room and being asked to perform brain surgery. When you have a lack of knowledge as great as his, it can be bewildering.”

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    This really gets you into somebody’s mind–but not the President’s. Instead, the article is about the mind of the typical New York Times Reader. And Trump is driving that reader to the brink of suicide.
    1 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:38:02 PM by madprof98

    To: madprof98

    What bothers the NYT most, is that Trump ignores them.

    It drives them bats—t crazy.

    2 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:39:48 PM by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass Cons legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)

    To: madprof98

    “The growing economy he inherited…”????

    This liberals are stark raving mad!

    3 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:39:56 PM by Redleg Duke (Build KateÂ’s Wall! Never Forget!)

    To: madprof98

    Hysterical: the markets have taught/forced the Left to just ankle-bite instead of nuke our CINC with DOW drops.

    Capitalism reaming them, but good! mwuhahahahahahaha

    4 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:42:11 PM by txhurl (Banana Republicans, as far as the eye can see)

    To: madprof98

    Absolutely delusional. Hilariously so

    5 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:42:34 PM by faithhopecharity (“Politicians arenÂ’t born, theyÂ’re excreted.” – Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))

    To: madprof98

    So Glenn Thrush ‘s suspensions for sexual misconduct is over? That didn’t last long.

    6 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:44:09 PM by ameribbean expat

    To: madprof98
    This is Fake News from a NY Slimes Special Snowflake…..Now for some real news for these Special Snowflakes.A special good night to Special SnowFlakes across America/the world. Sleep well! President Trump will be there, watching over you for the next 7+ years each miserable night in your miserable life!

    7 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:44:10 PM by Grampa Dave (Build Kate’s wall! Keep illegals and illegal murderers/criminals out of America! MAGA! SLAP ACT!!)

    To: madprof98

    Looks like Glenn Thrush is off double secret probation.

    8 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:44:16 PM by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)

    To: madprof98
    The growing economy he inherited continues to improve, and stock markets have soared to record heights.The economy was growing when President Trump took office?

    9 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:45:24 PM by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)

    To: madprof98

    First rule of self preservation

    Aman who buys ink by the barrel best not go to war with a President with a twitter account

    10 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:45:26 PM by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)

    To: madprof98

    Glen Thrush….nonsense. ‘Nough said.

    11 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:45:35 PM by Fungi (Fungi rule the world, no one knows it yet.)

    To: madprof98

    It took three NY Times hacks to write this.

    12 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:47:24 PM by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)

    To: Grampa Dave
    That’s more like 60 million snowflakes melting. 🙂
    13 posted on 12/9/2017, 4:47:32 PM by kitchen (If you are a violin bow maker or restorer please ping me.)

 

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