Sorry, Matt, but this news does not “stun the political world,” or at least the portion of it that never bought into the theory that Trump was bored and disillusioned with the presidency and would want to go back to Mar-a-Lago or reality TV in 2020. Even if the 45th president doesn’t enjoy the rigors of governing or misgoverning the country, he seems to like campaigning for the job just fine, as witnessed by his frequent campaign-style rallies while in office (which seem to operate as a combination safety valve for his rage and a source of regeneration), his reelection fundraising (his 2020 committee has $22 million in the bank), and his continuing obsession with his standing in the polls. Two days before his inauguration, Trump wanted the world to know he already had a reelection slogan picked out (“Keep America Great,” though he wasn’t sure whether or not it would include an exclamation point). Drudge himself reported last month after dining with … [Read more...] about Trump Has No Plans to Leave Us Alone Until 2025
Trump tweeted today
The nagging question is whether he’s just indifferent to the chaos he creates, or it’s part of a really devilish plan to keep his critics off-balance. Politico noted there was an earlier incident involving many of the same people that felt a lot like this one: … [Read more...] about Chaos on the Border, Chaos in Trumpland
Key for today: Can US stock index futures stabilize? Do more companies withdraw their guidance? Do other countries pop up with cases? There is no way to know if this is the start of a stock market correction or an overreaction. Much depends on how governments respond. … [Read more...] about Investors are running for cover. Can stocks bounce back?
The #RedforEd teachers’ movement confirmed it is a purely political movement designed to help elect Democrats and stop the re-election of President Donald Trump in 2020. The teachers union in the key battleground state of Minnesota announced it will hold a three-day summit beginning on January 31 to train teachers how to harness their “collective power to defeat Trumpism in 2020 and win a public education system in 2021 that can prevent Trumpism for the next generation.” … [Read more...] about Bloomberg Silent as Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar Support Minnesota #RedforEd Strike