Resident Donald Trump’s chief strategist has escalated the administration’s war with the media, labeling it “the opposition party” and suggesting that it “keep its mouth shut.”
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” Steve Bannon said during a rare interview with The New York Times on Wednesday.
The media understands this country very well. They live in it for Christ’s sake. How oblivious is Steve Bannon to come off and say Americans do not understand the country they were born and raised in, as the reason for his displeasure. This is gaslighting.
The media also understands why Trump is the president. I think everyone that voted for him does. Some may have some keener awareness of how he pushed people’s buttons and pointed at wrong solutions, to gain favor.
Bannon is gaslighting. That is his solution to public relations?
Well, maybe his feet are a little wobbly. He seems to think Americans OWE Trump something. And it is Americans that are being an obstacle to the president. And not performing properly!
Trump won the audition. He won the part. It his duty to perform.
If he isn’t getting applause, he needs to change his act. This is show biz and Trump is total theater. He just needs to bring it on. Right now he can’t seem to remember his lines.
What Bannon does not seem to understand, is that Trump will not be applauded because of photo ops this time around.
He made promises. He needs to deliver all that he promised and EARN the people’s applause. He also needs to improve conditions, not worsen them.
Asking Americans to adapt blind trust as a coping method is assuming people are sheep.
As far as people America being silenced about the president, I recommend Bannon review some history of how we arrived here today. And who led the way.
Trump is a late arrival to an old played out game, and he wants to be accepted and regarded as a savior. Without having earned anyone’s trust. Not to mention, nobody needs saving.
Theater only goes so far.
Keep it real Bannon. And try to think of some better solutions than gag orders and gaslighting for social intercourse.
Right now your hat is not to tell Americans how to think, to consider themselves stupid and hallucinatory, and when to shut up. Neither is your hat to create more drama. It is to manage OPD. Other People’s Drama. .
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
UPDATE January 31, 2017.
Steve Bannon’s record of child neglect and child abuse hits the radar.