Donald Trump’s going hard hasn’t really worked much….
It didn’t work much when he was a New York Real Estate guy….
After a why people stoped lending him money….
They knew they wouldn’t get much back…
He almost went broke in 10980’s…
So he bull shitted his way back…
His tough guy act DID work back in 2016 with Republicans and Democratic voters who handed him the Presidency even though he last the popular vote….
Donald Trump has NOT closed one Trade deal….
He has NOT got a ‘deal’ with North Korea and Iran….
Nor has got a border wall…
Democratic House Speaker and a batch of Federal judges seem too have his number….
It seems so has a ever increasing number of foreign countries that have got past their initial jitters and dug in against Trump…
It seems that he has run into a brick wall….
People ain’t having his tough guy bluffs ….
How real are Donald Trump’s temper tantrums? Not very, says professional Trump observer Nancy Pelosi.
On Thursday, the House speaker called Trump’s latest tantrum—stagedduring a Wednesday White House session on infrastructure spending with the president and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—a “stunt” and one of his “bag of tricks” he uses to “change the subject.” Schumer called the outburst “concocted.” Trump tweeted back a complete denial, asserting that he had been “extremely calm” during the meeting, and that the bogus charges were a product of Pelosi and Schumer’s scheming “with their partner, the Fake News Media.”
Trump’s fit or nonfit, depending on whose side you take, was allegedly triggered by Pelosi’s Wednesday morning comments about him engaging in a “cover-up.” I’d dig deeper on the origins of the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer dust-up except that it’s already starting to remind me too much of one of those interfamily disputes you enter and immediately wish you could find the exit. But let’s agree for the moment that it doesn’t matter whether Trump’s umbrage was real, ersatz, or nonexistent, only that he has acted similarly in the past. The genuine issue is why Trump thinks blowing his top will get him what he wants in Washington when the record indicates otherwise….
Maybe Trump had success bullying real estate moguls and other businessmen and thinks the tactic will work in Washington, even after two years of experience show that it doesn’t. Maybe he flies off the handle and plays the tough guy because he likes it, thinking the White House stage as a version of The Apprentice. Trump has been strategically consistent in using anger to connect with his supporters during his presidency. He’s angry about immigrants. He’s angry about Chinese imports “stealing” America jobs. He’s angry on behalf of working people. He’s angry in general about Democrats, and every time he pops off on these topics at rallies he collects cheers and applause.
Emotional terror of the Trump variety works on underlings or his fellow Republican officeholders who fear they’ll lose their positions if they defy the angry king. It also works on the preternaturally polite, who will happily fold if by folding they can cool tempers. But the more Trump puts on the fright wig, the less scary he becomes…
Tantrums don’t work very well in government as opposed to business, because there are so many more moving parts—separation of powers, political parties, scores of agencies, 50 states and 245 million eligible voters—than in Manhattan real estate….