By Ted Belman
In the last month at least I have been posting articles which herald’s Trump’s decline into captivity. My feelings descended to the nadir when McMaster fired so many Trump people and Trump did nothing.
As we know Trump has abandoned Israel’s interests in Syria. And he wimped out on the Iran deal cancellation.
I believe Bannon will be more effective on the outside than he was on the inside.
I am happy to say, there are still signs of life.
1. Afghanistan. Most feel this speech was a departure from his agenda which was to quit the field. Now in reading the speech, what one thinks of his plan depends on what one focuses on. Trump said “the American people are weary of war without victory.”, our soldiers “deserve the tools they need, and the trust they have earned, to fight and to win.” and “we will defeat them, and we will defeat them handily.” Thus Trump is in it win it. Thus his new plan has victory in mind.
2. I was quite satisfied with what he said about the violence in Charlottesville. He kept doubling down. Unfortunately when he said after the Boston violence, “I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!”. This really upset me as he appeared to have caved entirely.
But he came roaring back in Pheonix and again double down on his remarks about Charlottesville and blasted the MSM. He also attacked McCain and Flake without naming them. He also, all but pardoned Sheriff Joe. All this was unscripted.
Cohn when deciding not to resign admonished Trump to do more to condemn the neo-Nazis and KKK. It seemed to me that he and the liberal-left are pressuring Trump to focus his ire on them and thus to ignore Antifa etc.
He also promised in no uncertain terms, that the wall will get built. He is staking his Presidency on it.
3. Al Sisi refused to meet with Kushner, because the State Department had maintained Obama’s policy of with holding aid, Trump called him and assured him that the US is there for Egypt. Very important break from the past. Al Sisi then met with Kushner.
4. Finally, The State Department refused to endorse a two state solution.
5. As I said before, the litmus test will be when the US must declare Iran is abiding by the Iran deal in two months time. He has intimated he will act differently next time. Of course firing McMaster will mean he is fully recovered and is now in charge.