January 9, 2018

OH, I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET...:

Trump Plans to Attend the World Economic Forum in Davos (MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JAN. 9, 2018, NY Times)

Mr. Trump's planned appearance at an event that is synonymous with wealth and elite prestige comes as he enters the second year of a term he won on a message of economic populism.

Presidents have rarely attended the forum in Davos, in part out of a concern that it would send the wrong message to be rubbing shoulders with some of the world's richest individuals.

Mr. Trump won the 2016 election in part by attacking elites in the United States and promising to "drain the swamp" in Washington of lobbyists, corporate influence and members of the establishment -- the very description of those who regularly attend the Davos forum.

The event in Switzerland is a global symbol of everything that Mr. Trump's former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, railed against during the presidential campaign and the first seven months in the administration.

But Mr. Trump has also spent a lifetime as a real estate mogul and television personality seeking to be accepted by the financial and media elite in New York and around the world. His decision to travel to Davos as president may represent his desire to prove that he has achieved that goal.

Some of Mr. Trump's advisers were befuddled by his planned trip, coming a year after his team decided not to send a representative to the 2017 gathering.

It's only the 9th and this is the most hilarious year in the history of the presidency already. Hopefully, he brings that glowing ball the sheiks gave him, so he can be illuminated with the Illuminati.




Posted by at January 9, 2018 5:40 PM

  

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