Sunday, January 22, 2017

Camelot 2.0

April 28, 2017: Melania dedicates new healing garden. What a wonderful woman. British tabloid; not covered by the US mainstream media.

April 28, 2017: from the German Bild:
Even the Chancellor seemed to be more relaxed than usual, as did the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, who often makes a tough impression. The great women of world politics welcomed the White House envoy with open arms – and the latter clearly seemed to enjoy herself, laughing, joking, and whispering.
During the joint dinner, Merkel and the “First Daughter” also seemed to get along splendidly.

April 16, 2017: I think this may be the "most interesting" thing about the Trump presidency. It's no longer the Lincoln bedroom in the White House that is so desirable. Mar-a Lago has replaced the Lincoln bedroom. This is just one of many stories -- look at all the folks who go there when you read the article. Think about it:
  • Trump controls Mar-a-Lago, not the US government or the Deep State
  • the guest book belongs to a private organization, not to the US government; everyone talks about the White House visitors log; no one has mentioned the Mar-a-Lago guest book (give them time)
  • the White House is filled with reporters, staff with gossip; Mar-a-Lago: my hunch is Trump controls the press -- who gets in, who doesn't
  • if you visit the White House, it's one-on-one with Trump and his administration, and that's it; when you visit Mar-a-Lago you see Trump in a relaxed state and you get to see all the other folks who "just happen to be there" -- like Rex Tillerson, David Koch, other billionaires
Think about it; no other president has had a Mar-a-Lago venue. My hunch is that over time, Trump is going to spend more and more time at Mar-a-Lago. Gradually, a Florida "White House" will begin to take shape.

April 9, 2017: from the BBC --


April 8, 2017: as part of the story following Trump's US naval Tomahawk attack on Syrian airfield. 

April 5, 2017: queens

March 13, 2017: Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinpin at Mar-a-Lago. Camelot rising. This is a huge story on so many levels. Planned meeting over April 6 - 7. If I did the calculations correctly this will be days 66 - 67 of Trump's presidency. Not only in the first 100 days but incredibly early in his administration. President Obama did not meet with Xi (in the US) until well into his second administration; in fact, by September, 2015, Obama was pretty much a lame Peking duck.

February 11, 2017: President Trump hosting the Honorable Mr Abe:

February 2, 2017: it's now being reported Melania may move into the White House at the end of her son's school year. 

February 1, 2017: being reported everywhere that Melania may not move into White House ... ever. Will stay in her home in NYC. Good for her. Accompanying her dad to honor a fallen warrior, Ivanka took the roll of the First Lady. Good for her. 

Inauguration: second largest rating in 36 years; perhaps the biggest once on-line viewing is counted. A lot came to watch. A lot came. Came-a-lot. Camelot.

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