December 6, 2016

The editorial headlines at WaPo and Slate say what needs to be said.



And whatever he wants is to tweet things that have implications for our economy, our health, and even the ....GASP...stability of the markets?

Really, Donald?

DONALD TRUMP: The plane is totally out of control. It's going to be over $4 billion. for Air Force One program. and I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money.

And watch how CNN normalizes this behavior.

CNN: Now, interestingly, it was Donald Trump earlier this year that actually went off on Air Force One, calling it a very old airplane, saying it had old engines and it was spewing stuff. Potentially now changing his tune, talking about cost overruns. This would not be completely unprecedented. In 2009 president Obama took office he cancelled a Marine One contract order that was running in the range of $11 billion. That order cancelled. Could President-elect Trump do the same thing? We shall see.

Did Obama cancel the order without talking to anyone at the Pentagon? Did he it before his inauguration? Did he announce it unilaterally? Shame there was no Twitter, right?

CNN: Perhaps.


CNN: Now it is back to business. Donald Trump has a number of meetings this morning, many intriguing meetings. one with Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson....

Aaaand scene.

I used to think nothing mattered to the Republican Congress as long as they get their tax cuts and fossil fuel deregulation. But what happens when the next President screws with individual stock prices via a 140 character tweet? Over and over again? When does the pushback begin?

And nevermind he got the cost overruns wrong. And he'll just rent his own plane to the taxpayers! Nothing to see here, CNN?

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