Do you remember how, at the beginning of all the election commotion, tRump threatened to run as an Independent if he didn’t get the Republican nomination? (The reason being he wasn’t being “treated fairly.”) Then, after basking in some of the media coverage he loves so well, he agreed to be a good little Republican and signed the “Loyalty Pledge.”
Of course there are obvious advantages to being supported by one of the major political parties as opposed to running as an Independent. A big one being all sorts of financial assistance. For example, once tRump officially became a “Republican,” he was backed by such dollar-worthy supporters as Peter Thiel, Carl Icahn, Tom Barrack, Woody Johnson, Stephen Feinberg, Steven Mnuchin, Sheldon Adelson, Robert Mercer, T. Boone Pickens, Stanley Hubbard, Darwin Deason, Wilbur Ross, Andrew Beal, and John Paulson. (Can you not agree that he’s going to be beholden to these fellows at various points in time after he takes office?)
But that isn’t the point of this post. Something crossed my mind today and I’ve been curious to know if anyone agrees with me.
After reading about and listening to (“60 Minutes”) our President-Elect (hate to even type those words), I’ve noticed how he’s been slightly altering some of the things he said he was going to do if elected. And many of the changes are in direct opposition to the Conservative POV. So I’ve been asking myself … could it be that the whole Independent vs. Republican hullabaloo was a sham? Could it be these were things he wanted to do from the very beginning? Could it be that he made this agreement more to pacify the party so he could move forward with legitimacy while all the time he had “The Trump Plan” in the back of his mind?
It’s become apparent his choice of cabinet members has disturbed many. Others are surely bothered by some of the policy statements and requests (security clearance for family members) he’s made since the election.
Can we help but wonder what else this Wild Card is planning?