Trump is a grasp at pushing Democrats’ buttons


Rattling that Donald Trump, he’s at it once more, making a giant deal out of 9/11. How dare he?

He’s additionally threatening to ship unlawful immigrants to sanctuary cities. Has the person no decency?

“It’s unlawful. It’s simply plain unlawful. We are going to meet him in court docket. We are going to beat him in court docket,” thundered Mayor de Blasio, taking a place at odds along with his earlier affords of free medical care and different goodies for illegals.

However that was then. Now he’s flipped the script to fulfill the requirement to all the time oppose regardless of the president helps.

Welcome to this week’s newest — and strangest — speaking factors from the left. And it’s solely Wednesday.

Name Trump what you’ll, however he’s a grasp at pushing Democrats’ buttons. A easy tweet from him and so they rush to embrace the wackiest, most self-defeating concepts conceivable, even reversing their very own positions.

For a lot of Trump’s presidency, Dems and their media puppets have been capable of diminish his populism as mere appeals to his base. The left’s message to all others was that Trump’s insurance policies and tweets have been neither sound nor critical, simply boob bait for his deplorable Bubbas.

There was typically some fact to the declare. Like all politicians, the president couldn’t take his core supporters without any consideration and needed to reassure them every so often that he hadn’t wandered off beam and develop into too snug in Washington.

However as of late, within the run-up to 2020, we’re witnessing a big change in Trump’s target market. He’s broadening his intention to incorporate independent-minded voters who’re repelled by Democrats’ more and more radical positions.

And most Dems are responding by changing into ever extra radical. Go determine.

If the media have been trustworthy, extra would acknowledge that Trump’s appeals are logical, even standard. Incumbents all the time attempt to broaden their base, and usually have the additional benefit of time as a result of they don’t have any critical major opponents.

That’s what Trump is doing, however the actually odd factor is how Dems react. Time after time, they lurch to the left when it’s apparent they already are far out of the American mainstream.

But Leftward March is the one command they obey.

So there they’re, rallying round Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump criticized her for characterizing 9/11 as “some folks did one thing.” Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Trump for posting a video of the burning Twin Towers combined with Omar’s feedback.

It was, Pelosi mentioned, “beneath the dignity of the Oval Workplace” for Trump to submit the video, including that “I don’t suppose any president of america ought to use the tragedy of 9/11 as a political software.”

Ah, sure, 9/11 was a “tragedy.” By being so politically appropriate, Pelosi guts the that means of the worst assault in American historical past and avoids utilizing the phrases Islamic terrorism. Depend it as one other victory for Trump — and one other day the place Pelosi is caught between Trump and the far-left loons in her caucus.

She is alleged to be a political whiz, however Pelosi retains falling into traps. Recall that when Omar repeated anti-Semitic tropes, Pelosi first criticized her, however couldn’t ship the votes for a transparent decision. She ended up settling for a mealy-mouthed condemnation of hate that was so meaningless, even Omar voted for it.

Different Dems, like de Blasio, are falling into Trump’s entice on unlawful immigrants. Firmly against the plain must safe the border, they accuse the president of being heartless for wanting to construct a wall. De Blasio himself went to Texas in a mindless stunt to make these costs final yr.

OK, then, says Trump — if you would like the migrants right here, take them into your cities and states. To which de Blasio responds, Oh, no, we are able to’t do this — let anyone else bear the burden of our compassion.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey additionally had a telling response, saying on CBS that Trump is “making an attempt to pit People in opposition to one another and make us much less secure.” He didn’t elaborate on how unlawful immigrants would make cities “much less secure” however there’s just one potential that means to his phrases.

In equity, some mayors and governors have accepted Trump’s problem. Dem mayors in Chicago, Philadelphia, Rochester, Newark, New Haven and different blue enclaves raised their palms to take extra illegals.

Nonetheless, the impact was a political level in Trump’s favor. He was setting the agenda, and Dems have been divided over what to do. Confusion amongst one’s enemies is all the time fascinating.

Quickly sufficient, after all, all of the wings and splinter teams of the left and the far left will unite once more. The discharge of the Mueller report Thursday probably will give Trump antagonists sufficient grist to revert to Russia, Russia, Russia.

If the tidbits are actually juicy, there may be sufficient fake outrage to bang that drum by way of the vacation weekend. Given the underside line of the Mueller report — no collusion, no obstruction — the unflattering data gained’t be a recreation changer however will at the least let Dems quickly escape their very own blunders over 9/11 and unlawful immigrants.

Gov’s scare tac‘tax’

Poor Gov. Cuomo — he misplaced the argument however nonetheless made cash. Cuomo made quite a few false costs in regards to the new federal tax legislation, saying it favored solely the rich and was a “missile” geared toward destroying New York.

However on Monday, his tax returns confirmed that he acquired a giant tax lower.

With incomes of about $212,00zero in each 2017 and 2018, Cuomo paid federal taxes of $41,765 in 2017, or 19.6 p.c. For 2018, he paid $39,138, or about 18.5 p.c.

The distinction was $2,627. Absolutely, his thank-you word to Trump is within the mail.

Jumaane makes no cents

Progress have to be stopped!

That’s the message from Jumaane Williams, town’s public advocate. He calls for that every one companies within the gleaming — and really costly — new Hudson Yards growth on Manhattan’s Far West Aspect settle for money from clients.

By no means thoughts the worldwide cashless development and the march of know-how. Williams is aware of greatest.

A press launch from his workplace says many Hudson Yards companies, “together with the grocery retailer, don’t settle for money fee, which creates a barrier for the 12% of New Yorkers who’re unbanked and the 25% who’re underbanked.”

Underbanked? There’s gotta be a authorities program to repair that.

Millennial front-whines report

My report on millennials bringing their sense of entitlement to the workplace rings a bell with reader Karen Sweeney. She writes: “I work for a big legislation agency and my colleagues and I discover how our summer season interns have develop into demanding. They used to return to work on their first day scared and desperate to please. Final summer season’s interns got here in at 9:00 am and would go to Starbucks, come again round 10:00-10:30 and complain in regards to the ‘scut work’ they have been assigned.

“Some even had their dad and mom name to complain for them. And to my dismay, they have been accommodated. I discover the state of affairs abhorrent and miserable for the way forward for this nation.”

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