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cheyanne's Journal
cheyanne's Journal
August 11, 2016

Can Priebus tame the toddler: 70 repugs demand no more money for Trump.


Looks like the end might be near.

Though the whole letter is not available on Politico, the reason given for the denying Trump that he's hurting the party.

August 9, 2016

Trump is not unstable.

That is not to say that there are not other names for his actions.

But for a long time he has had stable relationships with family and run a business. He sets goals and goes after them. This is not instability.

What he has constructed is a way to get what he wants and, guess what, it works.

He says whatever he feels the situation calls for; he can turn on a dime and repudiate his last statement; he attacks others viciously if they disagree with him.

In the small world he has created for himself, this is a winning strategy. On a larger stage, say a presidential campaign, this might not work so well. He can't walk away from situations he doesn't like, he can't silence his critics, he can't view relationships except as real estate deals.

In fact, he is now doubling down on this strategy even though he knows that it doesn't seem to be working.

Oh, and he blames his failures on some one else.

August 5, 2016

Lying about his security briefings before getting them.

The worst of Trump's claim about the Iran money transfer video is that there was some talk that he had seen it in a security briefing:

"There was speculation that perhaps Trump saw the footage during one of the classified security briefings provided to presidential nominees, but Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort said in an interview on Fox News earlier in the day that those briefings have not yet begun."

Not only is Trump capable of revealing classified information, he is capable of lying about what that information is.

This is truly dangerous.

July 28, 2016

Are these the emails that Trump is talking about?

"Investigators with the FBI have recovered a trove of personal and work-related Hillary Clinton emails that had been thought to have been deleted and lost from a private computer server, one source familiar with the investigation tells NPR's Carrie Johnson."


July 17, 2016

Who will do the work if Trump is POTUS??

There is some talk that Pence will do the heavy lifting, but I don't think that he is up to the job of making Trump happy and actually making policy decisions.

So who will be the power behind the throne?

Manafort? It looks as though Trump's choices for cabinet couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag.

May 21, 2016

Why the Democratic nominee should not debate Trump on HIS own terms.

Let's look at how Trump debates: gives only the most vague outlines of policy stances; denies previous statements he has made; and impugns character of opponent. By denying his previous statements were ever made or were suggestions he leaves the democratic nominee with nothing to debate.

So what are the terms under which the democratic nominee can debate Trump?

Trump needs publicly present a list of the policies and how he will implement them that he will debate with the democratic nominee.

It will not make him actually debate his stances but it will give his opponent something that can be attacked.

May 13, 2016

Next up: Can a sitting president run a casino on the side?

Does anyone know what the options are for avoiding conflicts of interest, corruption?

May 7, 2016

I think that Trump will self-destruct before November.

His finances, his health (see dr.'s letter), his businesses are all areas where he will be forced to explain his past and he will finally say something that could put a stake through the heart of his campaign. What about his taxes? Is he going to continue to run his empire from the oval office?

I think that the GOP should be prepared to pull a new nominee out of a hat!

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