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It´s President Trump vs. The Trump Administration
Weekly Standard, by Irwin M. Stelzer

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/12/2017 5:24:45 AM

The president remains a protectionist. His administration? Not so much. That is possible because there are two strong and often opposing forces at work in Washington. One is the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, sometime resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The other is the Trump administration, resident of several office buildings scattered around the District of Columbia and environs. To understand their relationship, you must first understand the president. He lives in a world of us and "them." Without "them" he has no reason to wake up in themorning, no reason to tweet. "They" can be anywhere. Recently

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 6/12/2017 5:38:39 AM     (No. 11283941)

The Weekly Standard has gotten as bad as the rest of the left wing media. No named sources and making stuff up to fit how they wish things were. Anti Trump as much as the left.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tisHimself, 6/12/2017 5:59:04 AM     (No. 11283952)

Status quo mediocrity luvn big government republicans with the weekly and weakly efforts to remain smug and relevant.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grampus, 6/12/2017 6:49:19 AM     (No. 11283973)

There´s a lot of truth in the oldie...."Just because you´re paranoid, it doesn´t mean they´re not out to get you."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kate318, 6/12/2017 8:05:53 AM     (No. 11284044)

What a silly article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: turninggrey, 6/12/2017 8:08:00 AM     (No. 11284048)

Uhhh....say Irwin,
The people in those buildings scattered across DC have taken an oath to the country. They are supposed to be responsible to their elected officials--and not to their own ideology. Trump is ONCE AGAIN correct that there are a lot of "them" that were put in place by Clinton, allowed to fester under the weak Bush, then again groomed by Obama. Trump is trying to crush that because it is not the will of the American people. Trump is the most refreshing thing I have seen in politics. He simply blurts out the truth, gets slammed for it, and then everyone sees what he is talking about. Cue the Comey testimony.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/12/2017 8:22:05 AM     (No. 11284068)

More snark from the WS. Wouldn’t it be simpler if these neocons just said simply “I don’t like Trump”.

I guess they wouldn’t be paid as much for that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/12/2017 9:57:17 AM     (No. 11284162)

Personnel is policy, and the Trump administration suffers because it apparently depends on hold-overs for management and operational policy up and down the chain of supervision. If Trump is concerned about "loyalty", he had better get his personnel aces to get their fannies in gear and for those making decisions to get on with it. Few of these appointments require Senate consent.

Trump´s biggest problem is that he is an outsider draining the swamp. Those currently engaged in government likely foster little enthusiasm for any draining job. Those outside government don´t know how it operates, don´t know how to operate within, and are likely to "fail". This is not the Trump Organization.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 6/12/2017 9:59:31 AM     (No. 11284167)

The Weakly Standard buffs up its Never Trump credentials once again.

Will those losers ever understand how contemptible they are?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 6/12/2017 11:08:53 AM     (No. 11284242)

Read Bill Kristol´s rag? About Trump. You´re kidding, right? No?

Nah. Not biting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/12/2017 2:38:48 PM     (No. 11284416)

This is pretty awful nonsense. The WS now pretends to know what world President Trump lives in, and how he thinks. The WS doesn´t have anything to report, so had this dream last night.

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