President Trump Declares Independence
His message to America: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.
By Peggy Noonan
.........................The Trump Wars of the past 18 months do not now go away. Now it becomes the Trump Civil War, every day, with Democrats trying to get rid of him and half the country pushing back. To reduce it to the essentials: As long as Mr. Trump’s party holds the House, it will be a standoff. If the Democrats take the House, they will move to oust him.
Because we are divided. We are two nations, maybe more.
Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing. The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites.
He really has no one but those who voted for him.
Do they understand what a lift daily governance is going to be, and how long the odds are, with so much arrayed against him, and them?
America's Real 'Division' http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-21/americas-real-division-summarized-100-seconds
Trump supporter puts out fire, calls for peace.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 21, 2017
Is swiftly punched in the face by anti-Trump "protesters". pic.twitter.com/jLbnXb8xpE
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