September 8, 2018

SUBTLE AS A TRAIN WRECK:

Ryan, McConnell try to coax Trump away from shutdown -- using props and flattery (Damian Paletta, Erica Werner and Josh Dawsey, September 7, 2018, Washington Post)

The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) brought an article from the Washington Examiner that described Trump as brilliantly handling the current budget process, and portrayed the GOP as unified and breaking through years of dysfunction. [...]

The visual aids were a subtle but deft attempt to win over a president known to prefer visual imagery over wonky typed handouts, and eager to absorb flattery at a time when the White House is enveloped in chaos.

Nativism got the leader it deserves.

Posted by at September 8, 2018 10:39 AM

  

« THANKS, HERITAGE!: | Main | WRITER'S WAR: »