It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump cares about only two things, really:
And, as to his sexual proclivities, that’s been well documented.
He’s filthy rich, and he routinely uses filthy language with his unqualfied staff, just as his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, lashed out at universally respected NPR reporter Mary
Louise Kelly, using the f-bomb.
Trump prides himself on his ability to make deals.
As in business deals.
Which means he’s transactional.
But he has no idea how to make deals on an international level.
He’s intrinsically corrupt, but the evangelicals, who form a very large part of his base, have ignored that.
That’s partly because our nation is geared to entertainment.
Trump used to fancy himself as an entertainer in his The Apprentice, where he enjoyed firing people.
His close personal friend, Bibi Netanyahu, has been indicted for corruption in Israel.
Trump was impeached for very good reasons, and Republican senators in Mitch McConnell’s Senate are reluctant to require witness testimony, and are being constantly deluged by Trump to cut
short his impeachment trial so he can continue to fire up his base and go to the Capitol on February 4 and talk about how he’s made America (in our view) worse.
Though we here at AP do not favor Bernie in the Iowa Caucus, or New Hampshire, because he’s too old and too cranky, he’s right about one thing when he says “Donald Trump is the most
corrupt [Oval Office occupant] in American history."
Which is why the Palestinians were not invited to the photo-op.
On the PBS News Hour, a former spokeswoman for the Palestinian Authority eloquently explained to Nick Shifrin why Trump’s so-called peace plan is a no go .
Associate soitary reporter Johanna Jones and our Chief Middle East correspondent, associate solitary reporter Aziz Mahmoud, and our Chief International Correspondent, Larry Theis,
observed the Trump-Netanyahu lovefest, and afterward, the three of them, joined now by our Chief Congressional Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, tried to visit the
four Republican senators who are wavering on whether witnesses, such as Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Hawk-in-Chief John Bolton, should be subpoenaed to testify in the
But RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and the U S Capitol Police would not allow our four sturdy associate solitary reporters anywhere near the Capitol.
So that’s how self-described Dealer-in-Chief Donald Trump “negotiates": he has his way too wealthy son-in-law negotiate something without a critical party to the negotiations being
present; and he demands that the Palestinians sign a document that is anathema to them in every respect.