HSIOW. Holy Shit, it’s Only Wednesday!
Distraction versus Disaster.
That’s today’s lesson.
I could go into all of the stuff that happened today like I normally do, but I want to change things up. Plus, after studying Donald Trump for as long as I have, I’ve noticed a few things about his behaviors.
Trump has two settings with people. Friend or Foe. He’s too simple minded for subtleties like a complicated friendship. Anyone that disagrees with him, stops him, gets in his way, or isn’t differential enough to him is an enemy. His father preached revenge as a lifestyle.
So, what does this have to do with disasters and distractions? Everything.
Trump doesn’t play defense. He’s always on the offensive. Think Patton, but with no talent, skill, knowledge, or patience. Trump goes after every enemy with full bluster, and the media eats it up like candy. But it opens Trump up to attacks on several fronts.
This wasn’t a problem for him before. In the private sector, he could bully and sue his way out of almost anything. Now, every move is scrutinized.
Trump is a wounded animal. He attacks when he feels threatened. Many times, he’ll do something outlandish to distract from the disaster he faces. Today is one of those days.
Distraction: Trump’s rally from last night, where he went off-script and blamed everyone from Obama to the Media for his remarks on Charlottesville.
Disaster: Trump getting into a fight with Mitch McConnell about the Russian investigation and the sanctions bill.
Distraction: Picks a fight with both senators from Arizona, John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Disaster: Picks a fight with two of the senators who wrote the Russian Sanctions bill.
Distraction: More members of his administration are leaving.
Disaster: His Deputy Chief of Staff, Rick Dearborn, while working for Jeff Sessions, emailed Russia to set up meetings.
Distraction: Hint about pardoning a racist sheriff who flouted the law.
Disaster: Christopher Steele gives the FBI his sources so that they can follow up and recreate his findings.
Distraction: Trump attacks anyone and everyone who doesn’t do his bidding, including fellow Republicans in Congress.
Disaster: Everyone and anyone is attacking him back, including Republicans in Congress.
Distraction: Trump has Russia on his mind.
Disaster: The Steele Dossier looks more solid by the day.
Things are ramping up. The heat, the vitriol, the fighting. It’s going to get uglier before it gets better.
Something big is about to drop, I just don’t know what yet.