Adapted from the Twitter feed. Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
In an exclusive interview, Trump backed off of some of his most extreme pledges. He was also fiercely unapologetic. https://t.co/QhXHSv15ET— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 22, 2016
Thing to remember, Trump is first and foremost a salesman. He tells people what he thinks they want to hear in order to sell his product.
And his product is "Donald Trump." Well, it used to be. Now it's "President Donald Trump."
So he told the people in the room at the New York Times today what he thought they wanted to hear. And what they wanted to hear is he's "not that bad."
So nothing said the to Times “moderating” his views and “tempering some of his extreme campaign promises” means anything. It was all just another sales pitch.
Meanwhile he's putting together an administration full of bigots, incompetents, zealots, cronies, kooks, and loons, and planning to sign Paul Ryan’s Punish the Weak and the Poor Budget destroying Medicare and Social Security, take affordable health care away from millions of families, fill the courts with Right Wing idealogues, wreck the EPA so that businesses can poison the rivers and air with out worry or care, start trade wars, turn our backs on our European allies, and cozy up to Vladimir Putin.
So, dear New York Times and the rest of the establishment media, although, I know it's hard for you to get your collective minds around, he's planning to be exactly what he's always been…
and not magically turn into the sensible, sane, moderate Republican President of your dreams.
A wicked, irresponsible, clever and cunning and conniving but not particularly smart man got himself elected President. That's really happened. Deal with it.
Better yet. Report it. With at least half as much zeal as you covered HRC's email "scandal".
Be sure to read the Times’ article, “Trump, in Interview, Moderates Views but Defies Conventions”. It’s not flattering only ingenuous. Trump comes across as the feckless, willfully ignorant egomaniac he is.