Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty

May. 29, 2018

By Marc Platt

Did you ever wonder WHY Donald J Trump ran for President? Why would someone who has spent a lifetime buying other politicians off to suit his needs want the headache of running the most important country in the world?

If you look at it this way, it might make sense. He was broke. No one in America or most countries were lending him money for his projects. Apparently Russia has been funding a lot of his projects for decades and maybe, just maybe they wanted to get a return on THEIR investment.

I am going to try to avoid all the obvious political arguments, because I believe they are irrelevant for the purposes of this conversation.

To me, it seems obvious WHY Trump doesn't want too many "Political" people around him in his administration. That would make it more difficult to go about enriching him and his family. Ivanka Trump just got 35 more Chinese trademarks, which will go a long way making the Trump brand worth millions more. Forget the fact that Trump campaigned on the edict that they were going to do "No International Deals" while he was in office.

Once Communications Director Hope Hicks left her post, Trump did not fill the position. If John Kelly leaves his Chief of Staff position, I have a feeling that post may not get filled with a big time person.

This is a pattern. Trump uses disorganization and chaos to deflect the world from the fact that he is making all sorts of deals to benefit himself and not the country. By putting repugnant people like Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos, Steve Mnuchin and Greg Pruitt in important positions they don't belong, the media tends to focus on the craziness and not all the shady deals going on behind the scenes.

I could be wrong about this, but the evidence is mounting that this is happening.

Yes, there are a few things like "North Korea" going on, but we knew that would happen and that China would step in and get their way on a lot of things THEY want done.

If you were $2-to-300 million in the hole and could come out possible with a billion or two, would YOU take the chances he is? I wouldn't, because I would know what I have done to get in that hole. At some point, the rejuvenated media will follow all this money and find out what is really going on.

It is a lot easier for us to digest a 24-hour news cycle than pay attention to this not sexy stuff. Trump knows that and is masterful at diversion and knows Americans do not have the attention span to deal with the craziness and true intentions of our President.

What Trump has done....

He has:

Made Modern Journalism Great Again
Made Media Companies Rich Again
Made Trump Rich Again
Made America Weak Again!

Apr. 30, 2018
Michelle Wolf...
 
By Marc Platt
 
I have always loved watching The White House Correspondents Dinner. I was working this year and missed it. I am glad I did.
 
There are some things that should be off limits. Go after the lies. Go after the bad policies. Go after the misuse of office and abuse of power, BUT don't go after someone's looks.
 
Making jokes about a woman's looks and cultural background is a bozo no no. I don't care how despicable her professional demeanor is. I don't care if she is the biggest liar on the planet (in this case, the second biggest liar). The woman is a wife wife, mother and daughter. Not cool. I give a lot of credit to Sanders staying in the room and taking that horrific amount of vitriol.
 
Michelle Wolf is a funny comedian and she is now going to have a bigger career, but she peeled a layer of her integrity off to do it. Watching the replay of her take down of Trump was great. Even the jokes about Kellyanne Conway were in decent fun in my opinion. The Chris Christie and Sarah Sanders jokes regarding their looks were not cool.
 
Michelle Wold did something I never thought possible. She made me feel sorry for Sanders and her husband and children. I will go back to hating Sanders the next time I see her get up on that podium and continue to help destroy a country I care deeply about.
 
Michelle Wolf was hired to entertain (in good fun). There were a lot of gasps in that room, so I believe she failed in that respect. She did a great job needling Donald J. Trump, but I will most remember her taking down a member of her own gender in a very not fun way last Saturday night.
Mar. 28, 2018
By Marc Platt
 
This is where I think we are in this "Russia Gate" situation.
Trump squeaked his way into the White House and the FBI and DOJ was already investigating his organization, campaign and now administration.
 
Trump has been under served by the legal community, because he has spent his adult life stiffing legal counsel and not following their advise. Now he is up against Goliath (Mueller) who has set a ton of legal traps for the President. That means the STATE ATTORNEYS would easily be able to pick up the ball if Trump tried to fire Mueller.
 
Please keep in mind that Mueller has a ton of lawyers on this case who know more than anyone (including Trump) about all the wrongdoing Trump's subordinates (including Jared) have done.
 
The only way I see this playing out would be Mueller offering Trump a deal sometime after the midterms when the house turns over to the Democrats. Trump will have his back to the wall with all the firepower Mueller has.
 
Trump's business dealings and tax returns have been in Mueller's possession since last May. That was the first thing he was able to get hold of when he was appointed.
 
The last thing (in my opinion) Congress and the executives in the DOJ would want is lock up a US President, but they certainly will have enough to do that just by the tax returns.
 
Trump is not a great political chess player and he does not have proper counsel to get him through. Time is not on his side.
 
He will have to take a deal later this year or risk impeachment by the new Congress in January, 2019.
Mar. 17, 2018

By Marc Platt

This is going to get very ugly very soon. FBI agents do NOT like their people attacked and smeared. Sessions & Trump are going to get shellacked when all is said and done. They have no idea what they are doing and who they are messing with here.

Washington ALWAYS wins. The current administration IS the swamp that they promised to drain.

The best thing that ever happened to HRC was NOT Becoming US President. She would have been Politically dead within months because the spineless and witless GOP-run Congress would have had hearing after hearing and likely would have found some (Bad pun) Trumped-Up charges to throw at her.

America is doing a course correction right now. All the bad Ju Ju will be swept out over the next two years. This President will stall for time and continue to divert attention away from Russia and his sexual infidelity issues with these firings and attempted mis-directions. His dwindling base will stick with him and so with the elected GOP officials until he is below the 30% Mendoza Line. When he dips, so will his support in Congress.

The Republicans will never remove him via impeachment. Mueller will have to have so much on him and his family, that he will cut a deal.

That is how I see it. December is the earliest we could see a Trump departure.

Jan. 4, 2018

by Marc Platt

This is not gloating or "I told you so," BUT.....

I wrote a bunch of blogs and posts during the election in 2016 explaining what Steve Bannon has now said in Michael Wolff's book about Trump's motives for running for US President.

I was crucified by many friends, family and people on both ends of the political spectrum. The truth is now slowly, but surely surfacing and is what I thought it was at the time.

I am not smarter than anyone else. I think I use common sense and try to stick to the facts. In early 2015 (I wrote in one piece) Trump met with a PR person who told him he could get to 12% in the GOP polls and improve his brand. He jumped on that and now we are here....

He had a lot of help and a lot of it was not kosher. Everything has stopped functioning properly (strictly partisan) in Washington, except figuring out how we got here. We are here and Robert Mueller is only the first part of the equation. When the congress turns over in November and the Democrats are hauling everyone into what will surely look like the Watergate hearings, the shit will really hit the fan. Will Trump find a way out before that happens?

I repeat...DONALD J. TRUMP NEVER EXPECTED TO WIN. HE DID NOT WANT TO WIN...We are screwed until he is removed. 
That is all.....except...You can go back into my political blogs all the way back to the beginning and read for yourself if you have any interest....
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