President Trump abandoned the populist message that he and former chief strategist Steve Bannon crafted, and that helped him fell Hillary Clinton last November. The one populist thing Trump has done has been to break the mainstream media. Trump called them out as “fake news” and the description has stuck ever since. However, when he has been the tropic Trump has stymied investigators and news reporters. He fired former FBI Director James Comey after Comey refused to give Trump his loyalty and refused to stop investigation former national security advisor Steve Flynn.
Trump later fired Flynn after Flynn had been weakened by evidence he colluded with the Russians on behalf of Trump. Last month Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI after being questioned about such Russian collusion. Trump sent now former strategist Steve Bannon a cease-and-desist letter demanding Bannon stop defaming him. Apparently, Bannon was mouthing off about Trump and Russia collusion. Now the president wants to stop a tell-all book about him by Michael Wolff – Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House – from seeing the light of day:
The President’s legal team has sent a “cease and desist” letter to author Michael Wolff and his publisher, threatening libel action.
But the book’s publishers Henry Holt & Co have announced they are bringing publication forward from next week to tomorrow “due to unprecedented demand”.
The upcoming book, Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House, caused a storm of interest when excerpts were released.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has told reporters that Mr Trump and his family “would not have put themselves through” the campaign if they did not believe they could win, or want to win.
Calling the claims in the book “ridiculous”, she added: “Donald Trump is a winner.”
The tell-all book about the President includes revelations that his former chief strategist Steve Bannon questioned his fitness for office.
US defamation and media lawyer, Charles Harder, sent Mr. Wolff the letter, which added that claims in the book from Bannon gave rise to legal claims such as defamation, slander and breach of confidentiality. Such confidentiality also called for Bannon not to disparage Trump clients, which apparently he has done.
Excerpts from the book suggest Bannon called a meeting between Donald Trump Jr and a bunch of Russians as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Trump clapped back that Bannon was losing his mind. Nonetheless, Trump wants the book banned from bookshelves. His alarmist behavior suggests that maybe the president has something to hide. Any allegations from Bannon could be particularly damning given their former close relationship. The two seemed like Batman and Robin on the campaign trail, and for the first nine months of Trump’s presidential administration. To attempt to distance himself from Bannon and downplay Bannon’s role could make Trump appear delusional and small.
You can also guarantee any suggestions of Russia collusion will be picked up by the democrats who are desperate to retake Congress and the White House. The democrats are still seething over Trump’s victory and refuse to admit President Obama’s time in the White House was a complete and utter disaster. He spent $30 trillion bailing out his donors. When he wasn’t acting like a sycophant and a “yes-man” he was prancing around the country talking about his progress. Secondly, nobody wanted Hillary … nobody except the mainstream media who she paid handsomely for promotion.
Trump might not last two terms regardless of what he does. He has mimicked Obama by bailing out corporations and trumpeting the stock market. Democrats and the public will have a field day with any details of Trump’s insanity or little idiosyncrasies that would be unflattering. Trump is the master of reality TV and now it appears the behind-the-scenes human camera – Steve Bannon – has captured footage that could help take down a presidency.
On Trump And The Global Economy
Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.
The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?