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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mike Allen: A Trump adviser says that after a tumultuous seven months in office, it had finally dawned on the president: "People really --- hate me." For someone who has spent his life lapping up adulation, however fake, it was a harsh realization. This is a man with an especially acute need for affirmation. This week's bear hug of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer opened Trump's eyes to one solution: Stop doing things that people hate, and start striking deals. Who knows if this will stick. But there's reason to think it might, according to Trump's friends and aides.




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But we can't overstate the level of despair among Republicans. One person very close to Republican leadership told us: "He accepted a shakedown when he was holding all the cards. ... This is quite literally a guy who watches 'ER' trying to perform a surgery."


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... This is a man with an especially acute need for affirmation. ...

Wow, talk about the mother of all understatements...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-09 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-09-09 03:32 PM | Reply

It's funny to see and hear the media gush over this.

He raised the debt limit. Just like everyone else always has.

The last 7 months still happened.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-09-10 11:37 AM | Reply

He may have come to the conclusion that he needs to play nice with Dems because there is an excellent chance that they will be responsible for making the decision to impeach him. It won't last, Drumpf has the attention span and wet diaper temper tantrums of a two-year-old. I have to say, General Kelley is doing a fine job of walling Drumpf off from the rest of the world. The daily headlines of national embarrassment have dropped to a few a week, but that might be the function of two thousand year storms hitting the US mainland back to back. I think the media and America are happy with some non-BLOTUS headlines for awhile. As long as Mueller continues his work, Drumpf will be front and center on the American media scene again before too long.

#4 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-09-10 09:01 PM | Reply

Seems like a no-brainer, but as it turns out, Donald had the list of "don't dos" upside down.

Coincidentally, this solves the mystery of S'OD LNOD at the bottom of the page...

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2017-09-10 10:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I love watching the bitter ramblings of you losers. Bet you strike the keys extra hard when describing your president. hahaha

#6 | Posted by HisRedness at 2017-09-10 10:58 PM | Reply

Reading gunslingers rant is almost orgasmic. hahahah more chubby, mooooorrreeee!!!! hahahah

#7 | Posted by HisRedness at 2017-09-10 11:00 PM | Reply

#6 Right on. They can't handle the truth.

#8 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2017-09-10 11:53 PM | Reply

Well the Nazi crowd has chimed in on the 3 posts before mine.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-09-11 03:13 AM | Reply

The bar can't be low enough for Republicans and it can't be high enough for Democrats.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-09-11 03:34 AM | Reply

Stop doing hateful things?

Nah, it'll never work...

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-09-11 07:31 AM | Reply

Trump has spent too much time thinking that others like him because of who he is and what he owns, and has given little thought to the prospect of people liking him because of what he DOES as president. Playing nice with others will not last long. In fact, the latest Trump Dump is taking place now, so he will place a finger in someone's eye in about 3,2,1...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2017-09-11 08:21 AM | Reply

The haters are just going to hate no matter what - this is the "change" that Obama brought with his group tagging mentality.

#13 | Posted by Gr8Music at 2017-09-11 08:56 AM | Reply

This will last only as long as General Kelly lasts, then Dolt 45 will be back in action.

#14 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-09-11 06:55 PM | Reply

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