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Those who don't know Trump and his methods, especially his means of conveying vital messages, are doomed to foolishly misinterpret those messages. Again and again, the legacy media, liberals, #NeverTrumpers, etc., completely misconstrue what is really being conveyed.
The quick and easy and abysmally lazy explanation for today's Trump tweet re Sessions: Trump, berating his AG again! Trying to undermine our precious Mueller probe!
The media took the bait. Again. Trump's deadly skills at branding, honed to a science, are the stuff of legend. Once he affixes a nick name on you, it sticks. Permanently.
But notice something. No nick name for Sessions. Several things to keep in mind. Trump could fire Sessions. He hasn't. He could even quietly ask him to resign. He hasn't. And he won't.
If Sessions were actually in trouble with Trump, he would be fired in a New York minute. Knowing what we know about Trump. So long as he's AG, the safest assumption is that Sessions is on Team Trump.
Trump clearly wanted the media to brand his tweet as "impulsive". It worked. But Trump is the opposite of impulsive. He's strategic. He games his every move. And that of his enemies. He knows that for every Trump action, there will be an overreaction.
He sees around corners. He doesn't just understand all the dominoes, he knows which one needs to fall first to set in motion the proper chain of events. He knows his enemies are clueless. He counts on it. It's why he breezily outmaneuvers them. Every time.
He knew all about the FISA abuses and rampant criminality at Obama's weaponized DOJ/FBI long before the HPSCI. Before the OIG. He tweeted in October that the Clinton campaign and DNC had colluded with the Russians on the dirty Dos.
The media, Democrats and Republicans mercilessly ridiculed him for it. Weeks later, he was vindicated. The same cast of characters ridiculed his tweet about being wired-tapped by Obama. Remember that one?
They called the accusation impulsive, delusional. Nutty conspiracy stuff. He was vindicated months later. His enemies are still wiping egg off their collective face after that one.
Sessions getting ripped a new one on Twitter by POTUS is all for show. It's not to distract the media by creating the impression that he's having a noisy clash with his AG.
No, he's branding. Before the media gets a chance to. It's how he rolls. The OIG will be dropping the biggest bombshell to eclipse Watergate. Soon. Trump knows this.
He also knows what the unison media reaction will be. It will run interference, for the Democrats. That's what would happen if the usual course of events were allowed to unfold, unmolested. Trump was not about to let that happen.
By seeming to publicly berate his AG, and by branding IG Michael Horowitz as "Obama's guy", Trump inserts a devastatingly clever plot twist. He disrupts the planned media narrative. Something about seeing around corners.
He knows his every tweet will be read as inflexible text. Always "impulsive". Zero nuance. He uses that triggered media knee jerk reaction as a cudgel.
This morning's tweet accomplishes two things with spot-on precision: 1) it insulates Horowitz from media attacks. He's "Obama's guy"; 2) it insulates Sessions from media attacks when a special prosecutor inevitably gets appointed.
If Sessions leads the charge against Obama's DOJ/FBI cronies and the Clintons, he would easily be branded as Trump's partisan attack dog. "There go the Republicans again! Going after the Clintons! After the Obamas!" would be the hue and cry.
Not gonna happen. The planned
media defense strategy is defeated before it launches.
Speaking of seeing around corners, it's the same method at work with today's White House meeting on school safety.
Remember #DACA? Trump put a giant piece of cheese out there. He offered Dems more than they'd asked for. They flinched. The whole point of the exercise was to use it as a teaching moment. To prove the Dems were never serious.
Because Democrats are not about problem solving. They're about weaponizing issues. Fundraising off of them. Campaigning and polarizing issues. They couldn't take "yes" for an answer. Trump knew this all along.
Regarding "gun control", Trump knows Dems can't "go there". They need to keep the issue polarized. Many red state Democrats are up for re-election. By triangulating, Trump plays the 'rats like a fiddle, while branding them as rigid and inflexible.
Just like he did with #DACA. There was never going to be a deal. Trump knew it. While DC is drowning in memos, the Dems never got the most important memo. Don't mess with the #StableGenius. Something about seeing around corners. #MAGA, baby.

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