Friday, January 19, 2018

How the Military Manipulates President Trump

Secretary of State James Mattis
Wow, Putin provides Trump with a great idea and Mattis does voodoo mind tricks to flip Trump's view.

From The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Trump had an idea about how to counter the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, which he got after speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin : If the U.S. stopped joint military exercises with the South Koreans, it could help moderate Kim Jong Un’s behavior. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis used an approach that aides say can work: “He says, ‘Your instincts are absolutely correct,’ and then gets him [the president] to do the exact opposite of what his instincts say,” said one person close to the White House. Mr. Trump dropped the idea, although he has ordered aides to give the exercises a low profile, eliminating press releases and briefings about them.

(ht Christopher Barcelo)

1 comment:

  1. I think by now, I can just say: "The last person he talked to", and you'll know what I mean.
    BTW, you've got him labeled as Sec. of State in the photo.