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Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Obsession -- The domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire.

Obsession is the best way to describe the media’s fixation on the destruction of President Donald Trump. They still cannot believe Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. They just know Trump stole the election through collusion. It is still Russia, Russia, Russia. Their hatred for Trump has become their obsession blinding them to who he is, what he has achieved, and how he will make his next move. They don’t have a clue. They are stuck in their own bubble living inside the geographical and intellectual confines of Washington D.C.

In his day President Ronald Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator” because he spoke directly to the American people. In his tweeting President Trump is doing the same thing. He is able to bypass the mainstream median and take his message directly to the people in a succinct soundbite form. Add to this the fact that Trump is also baiting the media and he is in fact driving the news cycle. The media falls prey to his trap every time.

The media invariably makes every story about Trump. It is seldom about North Korean or Iranian nuclear weapons, reasonable immigration reform, jobs, tax cuts, health care, or Afghanistan. It is about Trump and how “unpresidential” he is 24/7. So, why should he not tweet his version of events? But he is cleverer than that. He is demonstrating the fake news generators for who they are.

Trump has not changed. He is the same brash, unfiltered, unorthodox person as he was on the campaign trail. He does not fit in the media’s mold. When he tweets all they can conclude is that he is unfit and instable for the office. All of his tweeting is in no way “presidential” enough for them.

People did not elect Trump because he was a politician delivering on some panacea. They elected him because they saw him in the foxhole along with them. The media still does not get it.

Trump is playing the media like a fiddle. He is playing them off each other because he knows how to push their buttons. Media leaders think that today they will “get Trump.” In fact, Trump is telling them to jump and, in their ignorance, all they can respond is “how high?” Trump’s tweeting instantly generates an unthinking media response showing them as fools.

The media believes everything they say about Trump and they believe that all of America does, too. Highlighting their own blindness they conduct poll after poll reinforcing their own misbegotten belief that America hates Trump not understanding their own disconnectedness from reality and the rest of America. CNN says that 6 in 10 people believe Trump should stop tweeting. Furthermore, more Republicans thought he should stop tweeting than believe he should keep it up. Then there was the NPR poll. Only 1 out of 5 thought Trump’s tweets were effective.

This begs the obvious question: If these polls, and others, were at all accurate about Trump’s tweeting, then why is the media trying so hard to thwart him?

The truth is that the President of the United States is leading the media by the nose every time he tweets. He tweets and they reflexively react. They do not understand that the Trump movement transcends Trump. And for the great American public that is saddled with a biased, partisan, and corrupt media, that is a great and vindicating thing. Trump thumbing his nose at the mainstream media is freedom personified.


Dennis M. Patrick can be contacted at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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