The Twitter king of the U.S. landed in Cincinnati, Ohio probably hoping to receive the welcome he has come to believe he deserves. When Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia and China, the countries gave him an ostentatious ceremony, and France even held a military parade in his honor. Cincinnati gave him something else.
After the president’s plane touched down, the progressive group For Ohio’s Future held a special rally for him. His supporters were scarce. Trump toured the Sheffer plant, where local people make hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. His speech there was closed to the public.
For Ohio’s Future is according to its website:
‘To mobilize and empower people and community-based organizations to drive real change and advance our shared agenda – this is community organizing to win!’
The group has organized to “cut through all of the noise” and:
‘Educate and engage voters on local, state, and national issues and local, state, and federal elections.’
Trump was in Ohio cheerleading the new Republican tax law, which saves him a cool $11 million a year, according to Forbes magazine. It also saves a teacher $1.50 a week, House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted. Many politicians have this nasty habit of assuming people are stupid. They are not. That secretary blasted Ryan, according to The New York Times:
‘A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week … she said (that) will more than cover her Costco membership for the year.’
After Ryan got some serious flak from his tweet for being out of touch, he deleted it.
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) tweeted:
‘That tweet about the $1.50 a week is not a PR mistake. It is really what they think.’
Closing the Trump event to the public was probably a good idea, because Cincinnati is an urban area. Most of the Trump support came from and continues to come from the suburbs, sub-exurbs, and rural exurbs. The president also pulled in support from rural areas.
Then, there are Trump’s off-the-wall comments. He is hot to give North Korea a “bloody nose,” aka a limited nuclear attack. Never mind, their president, Kim Jong Un, would return the favor.
The dud Nunes Memo that was supposed to give 45 the ammunition he needed to fire special counsel, Robert Mueller. The special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s intervention into the 2016 presidential election and possible Trump campaign collaboration is closing in on Trump.
Of course, people are supporting Mrs. Trump, after the man in the Oval Office’s alleged affair with a porn star became public. He had the affair when the First Lady had just given birth to their son, Barron. If there was no illicit relationship, why did Trump’s personal attorney pay” Stormy Daniels” $130,000 in hush money?
For Ohio’s Future did not give Trump a parade or an elaborate show. Instead:
‘Our model is to respect, empower, and include – because we are more powerful working together. Through a robust field and digital organizing program, earned media, and expansive partnerships that empower local leaders and organizations… ‘
The group continued:
‘Fundamental to our core are progressive values, like creating shared economic prosperity, building strong public schools, addressing climate change, and supporting racial justice. What sets us apart in this hyper-political circus-like atmosphere is our ability to listen to and talk with people, not at people, and work with people, not around people.’
During Trump’s speech in the closed event, he call Democrats “treasonous” for not standing to cheer him in this video via YouTube:
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