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Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:06 PM

A breakdown of trust between Donald Trump and Americas spy chiefs

The president-elect’s attacks on his eyes and ears around the globe could prove to be self-defeating.


“I WON”. It is hard to overstate the psychological weight carried by those two words, offered by President-elect Donald Trump as evidence that “the American public” does not care that he has not released his tax returns. The defiant words were flung out near the start of a rowdy press conference in the marble and brass lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan—the businessman’s first formal question-and-answer session with reporters in half a year.

Many mainstream Republicans, including members of Congress or business types excited by the chance to advance a conservative agenda of tax cuts and deregulation once they control the White House and both chambers of Congress, had hoped that by this moment, nine days from his inauguration, victory might make Mr Trump more magnanimous.

Snip: A man constantly in campaign mode will struggle to make America great again.


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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:11 PM

1. We'll see...


These are the guys who, as we saw during the election, can use their information and power to shape politics and bring down politicians.

If their relationship with him is really that strained I'm sure they'll have no problem getting information out there that will make him look bad.

I can be forgiven if I don't hold my breath waiting for that. Like a lot of the groups that support him, they'll overlook the insults and the flaws and everything else because.....I don't know.....he'll throw them a few bones like letting them "take the gloves off" or whatever else they want.

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