It’s the subtext that’s so much fun here

‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
Illustration: Nathalie Lees
Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, reveals how Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House

It’s the voice of the permanent ruling class, that deep state of the right people, complaining about the irruption of the rubes. The Beltway Bandits missing why these people from Flyover Country are there. Simply because large portions of the people don’t like the world the Bandits have built.

18 comments on “It’s the subtext that’s so much fun here

  1. The whole gang of CM stooges are desperate to push the “Trump was laughed at by the WORLD” shite in the UN.

    Being laughed at by the vilest collection of murderers, thieves, corrupt vermin and stooges of CM is a glorious badge of honour.

    The other side of the UN’s face approaches. Trump should kick them out lock, stock and barrel.

  2. Imagine how infinitely better things would have been if Trump had been Britain’s Brexit Prime Minister, as compared to the Establishment choice: the treacherous, conniving May.

    Under Trump, America has grown a pair of great big hairy balls.

  3. While preparation makes sense, it’s interesting that Christie’s consolation prize as he sees it (“next best job to the president”) is the position the one where you get to make all the appointments.and rack up the favours owed column.

  4. I watched Trump’s whole speech to the U.N, knowing it would be both important and misrepresented in the msm. That laughter sounded remarkably good natured to me, like an audience settling in to what they knew would be a good show, unlike the usual pablum.

  5. Well, you are no doubt right about the Beltway Bandits and the rest of the Establishment missing the reasons why, but I don’t see why Lewis’s article wouldn’t be right, too.

  6. Re: LJH

    “That laughter sounded remarkably good natured to me,”

    Me too. What’s apparent to me is, despite a rocky start, Trump is really growing into the role.

    He will be unstoppable in 2020.

  7. Trump’s trade war has scarcely begun to bite Americans. Rest assured I’m no supporter of Clinton or Bernie, but they can’t impeach Trump too soon for me.

  8. “This guy doesn’t know anything”, said the rat-faced man who had been eagerly turning his own country into a Third World shithole while simultaneously racking up trillions of dollars of debt and invading countless foreign countries.

  9. Southist–America has already had its arse extensively chewed by bogusly mis-named “free trade deals”. Trump is trying to do something. All you are doing is whining. And kissing the arse of the Party of Slavery/the KK/Jim Croiw etc.

    You can’t wickedly provoke a harmless criminal illegal alien to kill you–in the course of defending himself of course–too soon for me.

  10. “The people have spolen”

    No actually; the States have spoken. The electoral college brought a victory for an arsehole over an unelectable enabler of a sex attacker.

  11. Rest assured I’m no supporter of Clinton or Bernie, but they can’t impeach Trump too soon for me.

    Really?

    Missing Obama’s compassion? Pining for Biden’s intellect? Or Warren’s ethics? Or Booker’s fearlessness?

    Or are you a Romney man now that John McCain has gone to his reward?

    Please do tell us what the chickenshits are thinking they’d want in the way of leadership these days…

  12. No actually; the States have spoken. The electoral college brought a victory for an arsehole over an unelectable enabler of a sex attacker

    Clinton wants to abolish the Electoral College because “our democracy is under attack”. It seems no Democrat saw the incongruity it these statements.

  13. “No actually; the States have spoken. The electoral college brought a victory for an arsehole over an unelectable enabler of a sex attacker.”

    Technically correct – the states have spoken, exactly as per the constitution (wherein lies no direct vote of the people for the presidency). But for a long time now the tradition has been for states to allocate their (college) electors based on the vote of their citizens (most on a winner-takes-all basis).

    So it’s an indirect voice of the people with a healthy dose of respect for the sovereignty of the states.

    The arsehole understood this and paid attention to Wisconsin. The unelectable enabler-of-a-sex-attacker didn’t, and remained unelectable.

  14. “Trump’s trade war has scarcely begun to bite Americans.”

    Overall, that is how it will remain (though obviously some will be worst affected). As shown already, a confident home economy can make the difference. Those really bitten will be the cheating foreigners (especially the ChiComs), and they’ll eventually relent and move to something closer to free trade behaviour.

    Economist types, including our host, will scratch their heads at how the guy who doesn’t know anything somehow knew how to do this.

    “…they can’t impeach Trump too soon for me.”

    I was going to say “for what?” but seeing how the Democunts have behaved this week, it’ll be for “any shit they make up from anytime, anyplace – no corroboration or evidence necessary”.

    Did I say cunts? Ah good, yes I did.

  15. @rusty

    Thankfully Trump only uses his arsehole to excrete shit unlike Obama who welcomes foreign objects in his and yours which you speak from.

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