A friend of mine made this point, so I can’t claim it for my own. But it’s a great one.
Sure, Trump canceled Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Europe and the Middle East in retaliation for her suggestion he not give the State of the Union address. The press, of course, is characterizing all this as petty and childish. They didn’t so much when Pelosi made her move, but now that Trump has responded, that’s the theme.
But actually, this is why Trump was elected. Washington politicians are petty and demeaning to each other all the time. It’s just, they couch it in nice words and try to pretend they are helping the country instead of themselves.
Trump, despite all the lies he tells, is in a sense much more honest. He doesn’t try to hide what he thinks or what he is doing. He was elected to plow through all the Washington BS and represent regular guys and gals because he is, despite his wealth and other attributes, a regular guy.
Politicians stab each other in the back. Trump stabs you in the front and talks to you about it while your bleeding. Which brings me to another point.
Trump’s rule of thumb is that if someone hits you, you hit them back three times as hard. By publicly