Thursday, May 11, 2017

What Donald Trump Should Do

By Robert Wenzel

Reports indicate that the Trump Administration has been somewhat startled by the response to President Trump's firing of James Comey as head of the FBI.

It should be a wake-up call for President Trump, the Democrats are not his friends. The media is not his friend.  Logic is not going to persuade them.

As James Altucher once wrote, correcting the errors that enemies make on facts are never going to satisfy enemies. Truth is not their goal, destruction is.

The video in the tweet will inform the base but is never going to work to add
bring over support from Democrats  and the media:

As Altucher said, if you have an enemy bent on attacking you and he incorrectly claims that you were born in Boston and you set the record straight that you were born in New York, his response is going to be, "Why that is even worse!"

Indeed, in Trump's letter announcing the firing of Comey, he anticipated the Democratic claim that they were going to charge him with a cover-up by stating:
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
But for those attacking him, by pointing out that Comey said he was not under investigation, it is bizarrely worse in their eyes.

Here's Salon providing an object lesson on this point,
It’s possible Trump mentioned these reassurances to place a Band-Aid over the suggestion that he fired someone who was investigating him personally. Members of the public won’t buy that...
And this from The Washington Post:
Why had Trump discussed the Russia probe with the FBI director three times, as he claimed in his letter dismissing Comey, which could have been a violation of Justice Department policies that ongoing investigations generally are not to be discussed with White House officials?
The media and Democrats hate that Trump beat them at their own game and won the election. that is the bottom line here. Coming out of nowhere and winning is something they will never, ever forget. It was a dagger in their elitist educated soul and exposed the fact that they could be removed from the top of the heap---by an outsider. An uncouth one and that. This is serious pain for second tier operators, second tier minds who have been exposed as second-tier.

Trump should forget attempting to reach out to them. He should immediately take Roger Stone's advice and go after the Democrats and get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to open up an investigation of John Podesta, Podesta's brother and the Clintons and the real deals that were cut with the Russians.
Trump should order Sessions to dig deep into the Podesta shell company with Russian dealings that he mysteriously transferred into his daughter's name. Do these clowns really want to go up against Trump again?

He should call House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into his office and tell them that he wants to see every Republican protecting his back. They can oppose him on policy issues but when it comes to having Trump's back they should all be behind him. And he should tell Ryan and McConnell that there will be an enemies list kept by Steve Bannon of any Republican who doesn't protect the President.

Trump needs to quit playing Mister Nice Guy.

He also needs to clean house policy wise and dump the crony establishment hangers on. He needs real fresh advisers, The only place he is going to find them is at the Mises Institute, The Independent Institute, The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Ron Paul Institute. If the media and the Democrats want to raise hell regardless of how Trump turns, he should bring fire and dragons and hell and burn the crony state down.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics, on LinkedIn and Facebook. The Robert Wenzel podcast is on  iphone and stitcher.


  1. Should Democrats be selectively prosecuted? I tend towards saying no. Should Republicans protect Donald Trump despite any policy he support? I tend towards saying no. The problem is too many laws and too much government that can be misused.

    One can drain the swamp or one can enlist the swamp creature to do ones bidding. I have a hard time believing that one can do both at the same time.

    Will Donald Trump encounter a Libertarian message on Fox News or among those he talks with already? Only time will tell.

    1. Its better to have the repubs and dems at each others throats rather than ours.

    2. The fed has enough money and manpower to attack us and another target at the same time and take 30 day vacations in December.

  2. This should also reinforce my continuous message that Keynesians have never and are never going to engage Austrian or PPS concepts. EVER. Our side does not seem to grasp that which is like Trump not grasping that the media and Democrats would want him dead even if he ushered in single payer, 6 months of maternity leave and abolished all home and private schools.

  3. I absolutely agree R.W.
    I'm not a trump fan, however, the demorats are an aggressive cancer and as such must be eradicated by any means available.

  4. "How To Fix This Mess.

    Step one: Become a dic... tator."