In today’s episode of “Outrage du Jour”, we examine the media’s double standard for offense/outrage over people staying at Trump Properties. Absurd. We definitely need visiting world leaders to stay at Trump Properties……. it’s called Home Field Advantage.
The left, in their insatiable hatred of our President have tried everything possible to sue the President, impeach the President, investigate the President, or degrade the reputation of Donald Trump via the properties he took a lifetime to build. The left has posted fake reviews to his hotels, protested his hotels, vandalized his hotels (spray painted the Post Office) and ripped up Trump golf courses. Plus, Dems such as Richard Blumenthal have sued the President under the Emoluments Clause. Lately, the left has begun to attack all Trump supporters as well.
All of the Emoluments litigation has been thrown out (save one still working its way through) In one case, Federal Judge Messitte was chastised by the 4th Circuit by a “writ of mandamus” (rarely used – a case opinion so wrong that a superior court reaches out and snatches it for correction – even before an appeal has been filed) for what “…amounted to a clear abuse of discretion.” and for allowing the case to proceed in the first place. https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/emoluments-lawsuits-trump-wins-second-case/
The last Emoluments case is in front of Judge Sullivan (yes, the same Mike Flynn – Judge Sullivan), where Sullivan reasons the Democrats have a “personal interest” and have been treated unfairly since they did not get to “vote” for these payments. Sullivan has allowed the Congress to subpoena the President’s financial info, AND has not allowed an delay in the case while the President appeals the Judge’s decision.
Of course, it’s all politics……
When it comes to meeting with world leaders, however, all Americans should want to give an American President every advantage in negotiations, right? As much as our side loathed Obama, Clinton, Carter, LBJ, we wanted Carter to succeed in Middle East Peace. Political opposition usually remains quiet when “our guy” is up to bat on a world stage, especially when the President is traveling overseas. One would think proper decorum would continue…… because it’s in our best interest and we’re all Americans. Yet, Dems are so angry, they seek to undermine President Trump on foreign soil….. cuz orange man is bad. Yes, the radicals seek to harm America rather than have the President succeed in any way. Don’t be surprised. The same people are hoping we have a recession because the Trump economy is TOO GOOD.
- Remember the Dems scheduled the Cohen testimony while President Trump was in Vietnam for the second summit with Chairman Kim.
- Recall the American Press having a fit in Helsinki because President Trump did not excoriate Putin in public for meddling in a US election.
- Who can forget, “Trump the Idiot” headlines as our President traveled for his first trip to NATO? “He bullied our Allies” – who don’t contribute.
- Or the fake picture from the G7 in Canada which captured Merkel looking at President Trump with disdain…. until the other pic emerged.
- Or the most infuriating, “Why is he in Saudi Arabia?” when the Trump Admin traveled to speak to the entire GCC, and lay the seeds for ending radical Islam terrorism.
- The Dems and press were even churlish when the President met the Queen of England.
The knee-jerk animosity for President Trump is childish and irrational. When asked, Dems have a difficult time explaining why they are so angry. As the Fourth Circuit explained, “when plaintiffs before a court are unable to specify the relief they seek, one must wonder why they came to the court for relief in the first place.” Even if Trump Org. was forbidden “somehow” for earning money from a stay at Trump Property, the same people might still choose to stay there….. and the Emoluments Clause does not prohibit children from earning funds for the same property. It’s a bogus claim designed to harass the President.
The idea from the left is President Trump should have sold all his properties before becoming President. Well, that’s silly. Did Jefferson sell Monticello? Did Washington sell Mt. Vernon? Did Carter sell the peanut farm? Did FDR liquidate? And…. what about the those Kennedys? Of course, they held onto their properties.
Meanwhile, America has serious problems on the foreign policy front and we need resolution. If President Trump succeeds with China, DPRK, Venezuela, Iran, Russia, trade negotiations with the EU, USMCA, South Korea, Vietnam, the Taliban, and a new odd calm in the Middle East, we all win and the world becomes a safer place. Give the man some space….. he’s making more headway than any other US President we’ve had in a long time.
In fact, let’s be proactive and give the US President a whole lot of space and advantage. We’re lucky this time to have a President who is also a self-made multi-billionaire. This gives him extraordinary gravitas among other world leaders, especially the men. Recall when President Trump went to Davos for the first time. He was greeted like a rock star. It’s simple, really. It’s one thing to go to Davos as the leader of the free world. It’s ANOTHER THING ENTIRELY to travel to Davos as a multi-billionaire, ONE OF THEM, who is also the leader of the free world.
Well……. if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Right now, the USA has Trump, let’s use it. We have a President who HAS resources.
It’s called home field advantage. The entire city of Washington, DC was laid out for “home field advantage”, broad sweeping vistas, designed to be intimidating to foreign dignitaries…….. on purpose. At Texas A&M, it’s known as the 12th man, the power of the crowd. If you’ve ever attended a football game in the SEC or at Lambeau Field/Soldier Field/Superdome/Gillette Stadium, home field advantage is obvious. Just try to score a touchdown inside the 10yd line and get the snap count off without a delay of game penalty. You can’t do it. You’re on our goal line and we support our team. We’ll make too much noise, and we KNOW what we’re doing. We feel the same way about our President. Time to stack the deck for our Team America.
Remember when President Trump invited Prime Minister Abe and his wife to Mar-A-Lago? It was a win, and cemented their relationship…. which has been a valuable alliance in Asia addressing the DPRK and China.
While the Press FUMED about President Trump and Emoluments, the President invited Chairman Xi to Mar-A-Lago. It’s different among men. Trump invited Xi to his house, not a house owned by the government. HIS OWN HOUSE! Strange that Marjorie Hutton saw Mar-A-Lago as a Summer White House, and President Trump actually owns the estate. Funny that, almost like he planned it.
For those who think “it’s not right”, what about all the other Presidents who invited world leaders home to visit? It’s commonly done to create a warm relationship. Trump just happens to have nicer houses. After all, the Secret Service had to BUILD facilities to house their people at the Crawford Ranch in Texas.
Ohhh, I’m sorry. Can’t post any pics of Obama or Clinton taking world leaders back to the house for chicken pot pie…………, cuz neither of them had homes conducive for a dinner party. Obama rented houses for vacations, but never invited a world leader to travel with him. Wait a minute, we do have pics of Clinton, visiting Putin at Putin’s house, outside of Moscow….. Remember those three days Clinton spent with Putin in 2010 (after Presidency), right after Clinton made the $500K speech in Moscow? Clinton went to OTHER people’s houses…. and rented out the Lincoln Bedroom in OUR HOUSE!
Doral, Mar-A-Lago, Jupiter Golf Course, The Winery in Virginia, the Golf Course in DC, Trump International at the old Post Office, Trump Tower, Bedminster, the Hotel in Vegas, a stop at the Trump Hotel in Hawaii, Doonbeg in Ireland, the gorgeous links in Scotland…….. where the Trump family employs the locals and the President knows the chef?
When a guy takes clients golfing, it’s one thing to buy the beer, dinner, and tee fees. It’s another thing entirely when you OWN THE COURSE. Are you kidding me? Of course, we should absolutely take advantage of the President’s vast resources to entertain world leaders.
It’s also an issue of national security and state etiquette. As impulsive as the activist left has become, not sure we should trust waiters, kitchen staff, hoteliers, etc., at other locations as much as we would trust employees of Trump Properties. After all, the President is “the boss”. We all know what could happen. We don’t need a topless feminist in the midst of the G7. By next September, screwing up the G7 in the USA, hosted by President Trump, right before the 2020 election, would be a temptation to sweet to resist for a rabid socialist.
Nah, homefield advantage makes sense. Use it or lose it.
Oh, and those Crossfire Hurricane Blues………… long gone.