The Third 30 Days
The Second 30 Days
The Second 30 Days
January 9, 2017, T+60: Obama leaves office knowing that any thoughts of a legacy vaporized when Trump was elected. Even before Trump takes office, Trump has sucked all the oxygen out of the room.
January 8, 2017, T+59: while mainstream media harps on tweets, PEOTUS Trump continues to think big: will rebuild the US Navy to size not seen since Reagan administration.
January 7, 2017, T+58: OPEC cuts will begin to be felt at the beginning of the US summer driving season. President Trump won't wait six years (like his predecessor) to figure out what to do.
January 6, 2017, T+57: if seventeen (17) US intelligence agencies knew about all this Russian interference during the election why did they not warn Hillary? One would think there would have been at least one agency director who "liked" Hillary. As far as I know, FBI Director Comey was not being directed by the Russians. Or was he? Cue in "spooky music."
January 5, 2017, T+56: it looks like Trump was right or certainly worthy of discussion -- the US intelligence agencies have been politicized -- discussion on CNBC this a.m. IRS, DOJ, CIA (Benghazi) all under discussion. Former Senator Mitchell (Maine) blames the internet; says it's human nature for everyone (including spy agencies) to be politicized -- "don't just blame the politicians and bureaucrats."
January 4, 2017, T+55: Trump rally extends to auto sales. December auto sales much stronger than expected; could push annual sales to new record.
January 3, 2017, T+54: Ford announces that it will not build its planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico; it will, instead, build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Michigan [news reports clarified later: apparently not a new plant; this will be an addition to an existing plant in Michigan]. In addition, it was reported that construction spending hit a 10-year record after Trump was elected president.
January 2, 2017, T+53: wow, another holiday. Is President Obama back in town?
January 1, 2017, T+52: Happy New Year. US consumer confidence at a 15-year high.
December 31, 2016, T+51: Washington Post with fake headline about Russia hacking Vermont utility. Fake news. Caught by others. "Off the shelf" malware found on a single laptop used by employee at Vermont utility; laptop not connected to the grid.
December 30, 2016, T+50: without question, Trump is going to come out "smelling like a rose" with regard to the allegation of Russian hacking, the expelling of 35 "diplomats," and the 2016 election.
December 29, 2016, T+49: From The WSJ, US retailers on pace for best holiday season in years. Some chalk it up to US consumer confidence, best since 2001, following the November election.
December 28, 2016, T+48: consumer confidence at 15-year high (highest since 2001); market up 10% after election (for last two years, Dow 30 trading sideways at 18,000; after election, race to 20,000), trillion-dollar Christmas. And yet, the pundits inside-the-Beltway can't connect the dots.
December 27, 2016, T+47: after listening to a dozen mainstream pundits prognosticate on Trump's presidency, all I can do is paraphrase Churchill:
I cannot forecast to you the action of President Trump. He is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is America's national interest.December 26, 2016, T+46: the Iranian rial hit a record low against the dollar; inflow of outside investment in Iran has tapered considerably since Trump's election. Not even in office yet.
December 25, 2016, T+45: a quiet day.
December 24, 2016, T+44: if California's Hillary's supporters were honest with themselves they would admit they were lucky that Hillary did not win in light of Obama's last act "against Israel." How many decades has Israel always been able to count on the US when backed into a corner? Mainstream media says Trump taking a call from Taiwan broke protocol; that pales in comparison to what Obama did to the Israelis. Hillary is a known Palestinian supporter.
December 23, 2016, T+43: after one tweet regarding the cost of the F-35, the Lockheed CEO telephones PEOTUS and promises to bring down the cost of the F-35; and then tweets about it. The media is not happy about "negotiation by tweets" (NBT or "netweetigation)
December 22, 2016, T+42: the mainstream media said it was not "presidential" for Trump to be tweeting; and, yet, the mainstream media has found that the tweets are of immense interest on their talk shows. They don't want to admit it: they don't want Trump to stop tweeting.
December 21, 2016, T+41: serious statesmen (e.g. Kissinger) are impressed with what they've seen from Trump in the first 30 days; the pundits on talking shows (like those on MSNBC) are mostly clowns, making themselves out to be comedians; very juvenile.
December 20, 2016, T+40: President Obama says he will author a new book in the Dummy series -- Politics for Dummies. Chapter One: campaign in every state. Chapter Two: Electoral College Basics. Chapter Three: the Popular Vote Is For Dummies. Chapter Four: Michael Moore is a dummy. Chapter Five: When It's Over, It's Over.
December 19, 2016, T+39: the hypocrisy of the press -- calling Trump a "bully" without basis-in-fact; and then ignoring the "bullies" bombarding GOP electors ("delegates") with e-mails and death threats to not vote for Trump.
December 18, 2016, T+38: first family.
While the media has, as it should, assiduously reported on every official Cabinet appointment made by President-elect Trump, they have yet to vet the next administration’s most significant, powerful player: Ivanka.
She’s not the first woman to sub for a first lady — most notably, Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice did — but none had the influence Ivanka likely will.
Forget adviser: Ivanka, now moving her family to DC, may be co-president.December 17, 2016, T+37: Russian hackers interfered with presidential election, the election that was rigged, the election in which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a landslide, winning by more than 2.5 million votes. But failed to note that it was the Electoral Vote counts, not the popular vote (a nominee for the 2016 Geico Rock award). She never visited Wisconsin once during the campaign.
December 16, 2016, T+36: why is the "progressive press" not thanking the hackers (whoever he/they might be) for exposing Podesta and the real Democratic Party when they were found to be rigging the debates (think: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers). There is now a suggestion that the real "hackers / leakers" were anti-Hillary Democrats who had concerns that the autocrat Hillary was going to win. That makes a lot more sense than blaming the Russians.
December 15, 2016, T+36: the media seems surprised/impressed/in awe with regard to Trump's thoughtfulness. Trump seems to be willing to listen to everyone; meet with anyone. Rumors suggest it was "Condi" who suggested Rex Tillerson to Trump. If so, inspired ... on so many levels.
December, 14, 2016, T+35: it continues. Trump will do more for the US before he's even sworn in than Obama did in eight years; IBM says they will hire 25,000 over next few years; will hire 6,000 in 2017; US consumer confidence at 12-year high; stock market (Dow 30) hits all-time highs; races toward 20,000 after mired in 17,750 rut throughout eight years of Obama. Bush used to say, you are either with him or against him; Trump does not need to say that.
December 13, 2016, T+34: MSNBC "Morning Joe" almost giddy, certainly very, very positive, about Rex Tillerson as the SecState pick. Mika was relieved it was not Rudy.
December 12, 2016, T+33: the new bogeyman -- Putin. Hilarious. The biggest Democratic fundraiser: Trump. Democrat Party needs a gazillion dollars in donations to stop Trump's first 100 days. The Democratic Party is leaderless; lacks a strategy -- top party officials.
December 11, 2016, T+32: it's very possible Trump will make a bigger POSITIVE impact on America before he is even sworn in than Obama did in eight years.
December 10, 2016, T+31: the Trump cabinet -- laser-focused on experts in the military, money, and, energy. Leveling the playing field nationally and internationally. Not a team of rivals. [An hour or so after posting that note, sources tell media that Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil will be nominated for Secretary of State.]