Trump is carrying out Historically unprecedented
pressure on private businesses in the Lame Duck
period between the November election and the taking
of the Oath of Office on January 20.
In American history,
the period between the early November election
for President and his Inauguration on January
20 has been considered a "dead time"
for politics. The outgoing President has always
felt an obligation to refrain from taking any
significant initiative or making any bold diplomatic
moves which might complicate matters for the President-elect.
The new President,
on the other hand, can create his Cabinet and
plan the actions he will take immediately upon
entering the Oval Office. But, since he has no
power yet, he feels that he can only sit and watch
and wait until January 20, at 12:01pm, when he
takes the Oath of Office.
Donald Trump is acting like he is President already!!
And, at least certain
privately-owned companies are treating him with
the respect that they would treat a sitting President!
Trump is almost conducting "business as usual"
out of Trump Tower! One of the "hot button"
issues which Trump repeatedly raised throughout
the campaign was the retention of American jobs
this jobs issue is the major emphasis.
NEWS BRIEF: "Trump
Says Ford Called to Say It's Keeping SUV Plant
in Kentucky: "No
Move To Mexico", Bloomberg
Workers leaders huddled with Ford Motor Co. executives
today after the union was caught off guard by
President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet last
night he helped prevent another Ford model from
going to Mexico ... More than 5,000 employees
are working nearly around the clock on three crews
to meet demand for the two SUVs, said Todd Dunn,
president of UAW Local 862 in Louisville."
Five thousand jobs
are is a very large number to lose to Globalization,
a trend set in motion by agreements like the North
tweets, the company acknowledged for the first
time it had been considering moving production
of the MKC to Mexico, allowing the plant to boost
output of the Escape, one of its hottest models.
After talks between Executive Chairman Bill Ford
and the president-elect, the automaker decided
to keep building the MKC in Louisville after the
UAW’s current contract expires in 2019."
" 'We had planned
to move the Lincoln MKC out of Louisville Assembly
Plant', Christin Baker, a Ford spokeswoman, said
in an e-mail, noting the UAW contract signed last
year allowed for such a move. 'Cuautitlan plant
in Mexico was likely the plant for MKC'."
During the campaign,
Candidate Trump threatened to slap a 35% tariff
on finished Ford product which had been manufactured
in Mexico. Ford executives woke up the day the
election to discover they were now facing a Donald
Trump who was now going to be the 45th President
of the United States.
And, when Trump
officials contacted Ford executives demanding
they stop their plans immediately, they responded.
NEWS BRIEF: "Trump
to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.:
America on path to being "Great Again",
The New York Times, Nov 29, 2016
"From the earliest
days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping
manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature
economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the
big air-conditioner company, to move over 2,000
of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made
talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday,
Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor
and the vice president-elect, plan to appear at
Carrier’s Indianapolis factory to announce
a deal with the company to keep roughly 1,000
jobs in the state, according to officials with
the transition team as well as Carrier."
This Times article
then makes the same point I made about how strong
perception is when dealing with controversial
subjects. Speaking about the threat that only
a President Trump, considered to be Conservative,
could complete the establishment of the North
American Union, we examined that the threat to
National Sovereignty would be much greater than
if a Liberal Democrat President were trying to
force the completion of the North American Union.
We used the example
of "Conservative, Anti-Communist", President
Nixon, suddenly going to China to declare that
Communist China was the genuine representative
of the Chinese people. Listen to this Times article
on this subject.
"It also signals
that Mr. Trump is a different kind of Republican,
willing to take on big business, at least in individual
cases. And just as only a confirmed anti-Communist
like Richard Nixon could go to China, so only
a businessman like Mr. Trump could take on corporate
America without being called a Bernie Sanders-style
socialist. If Barack Obama had tried the same
maneuver, he’d probably have drawn criticism
for intervening in the free market."
He is dealing
with companies as if he were already President!
have been fantastic thus far.
popularity will skyrocket once he achieves economic
success and once he locks in Tax Cuts for the
Middle Class. At this point, we are susceptible
to Trump pulling the same stunt on Conservatives
on the North American Union scheme as President
Nixon pulled when he dumped Taiwan and opened
the political door to China.
2. How can
Donald Trump ruin his Presidency?
may surprise you.
NEWS BRIEF: "Ann
Coulter: How Trump
Could Ruin His Presidency", Breitbart
News, 30 Nov 2016
Trump’s announcement speech, I said he would
win the nomination and likely the election. It
wasn’t that hard to predict. For anyone
familiar with the Republican Party’s repeated
betrayals of the American people, it was a 2-foot
putt. What coalesced Trump’s base, what
made his support tempered steel, was the fact
that voters had been lied to, over and over again
— on many things, but most smugly and repeatedly
How many times did
we have to see the GOP choke? There’s 30
seconds left in the game, Republicans are down
by two, they move the ball up the court, have
a man in position — and, every time, the
GOP would do anything to avoid taking the 3-point
Time and time again,
we have bemoaned the reality that RINO (Republicans
In Name Only) would abruptly collapse against
the Democrats when they could have won the battle
had they just "taken that shot"! I really
cannot remember any issue between Republican leadership
in Congress and President Obama when the RINO
leaders actually did NOT fold.
"That is the
beating heart of the anger that voters felt toward
the party. No one trusted Republicans to ever
score when they had the ball."
Millions upon millions
of American voters from both major parties, voted
for Trump because they are convinced that Trump
will not fold just when victory is at hand, and
with all my heart, I hope they are right! We Americans
deserve this kind of rock-solid leadership.
"Most of his
promises can be kept with little trouble: He will
appoint good judges, cut regulations, replace
Obamacare and renegotiate trade deals. In other
words, he’ll do all the things any Republican
president would do — plus the trade deals."
Coulter is deeply
concerned that as President, Trump will encounter
such fierce opposition to his Immigration Plan
that he will cave to the Liberals, and suffer
such voter anger that is unprecedented in the
history of this country.
"If Trump betrays
voters on immigration, he can have as many rallies
as he wants, but Americans will say, Been there,
done that — you screwed us. He will never
escape the stink of broken campaign promises.
So unless Trump has another 60 million voters
hiding someplace, the appointments he makes today
— to State, Defense, Homeland Security,
Labor, even the IRS — will determine whether
he is remembered as America’s greatest president..."
"t this precise
moment — not after his inauguration, not
in year two of his administration, but today,
as he fills his Cabinet — Trump has to decide
if he’s going to be like every other Republican
and throw a brick or grab the ball and score.
he’s listening or not, his supporters are
screaming: TRUMP! NOW! TAKE THE SHOT!!!"
3. The Hillary
Clinton campaign decided to promote the Donald
Trump candidacy as a "Pied Piper" type
did this tactic work, it snowballed into the "Trump
Movement" that overwhelmed the Hillary campaign.
NEWS BRIEF: "Clinton
Campaign Wrote About 'Elevating' Trump Months
Before He Declared Candidacy",
The Free Thought Project", October 8, 2016
released a bombshell document on Saturday showing
strategies to align the DNC and the Hillary Clinton
campaign by promoting — not criticizing
— the field of Republican opponents, particularly
highlighting Donald Trump. Our hope is that the
goal of a potential HRC campaign and the DNC would
be one-in-the-same: to make whomever the Republicans
nominate unpalatable to the majority of the electorate'
... Muddy the waters on any potential attack lodged
Now you know why
the Hillary campaign launched such an intensive
effort to discredit Donald Trump by calling him
and his supporters filthy names, lying about so
many things, and telling us all that he was "unfit
for the Presidency".