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An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Donald Trump

Monday, March 6th, 2017

President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office. He returned to the White House late Sunday derailed — again.
Trump’s frustration appeared to be both the symptom and the cause of his recent woes. Angry about leaks, errant messaging and his attorney general landing in hot water, he fired off a series of tweets that only ensured more distractions.
His staff had hoped to build on the momentum generated by his speech to Congress by rolling out his revamped travel ban and, potentially, unveiling his health care plan. Those efforts rapidly unraveled, sparking more staff infighting and enraging a president loath to publicly admit a mistake and eager to shift the blame onto others.
And now, as Trump begins one of the most pivotal weeks yet for his presidency, his staff is facing the fallout from another allegation of close ties to Russia and the president’s unsubstantiated claims that his predecessor ordered him wiretapped during the campaign.
Trump simmered all weekend in Florida before returning to Washington ahead of signing new immigration restrictions, according to associates who spoke to the president and, like others interviewed, requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. Those close to Trump said it was the angriest he’s been as president, his rage bursting to the surface at his senior staff Friday afternoon in the Oval Office.
Trump was furious about the negative impact of the flap over Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ meetings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He told one person he personally felt let down that his senior staff were unable to fight back against the story. He also suggested he felt that Sessions’ move to recuse himself from any investigation into administration links to Russia felt like

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.5.16 – David Petraeus, another disaffected voter?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Among the nuggets of information procured by watching the Sunday morning public affairs shows yesterday was that David Petraeus was one of the 93 million Americans who didn’t vote for president last month.
“I don’t vote,” the retired four-star Army general told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s This Week when asked who he backed for president. “So that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support him nor did I oppose him, nor did I support or oppose any other candidate.”
There were reports that the ABC interview was in a sense a job interview for secretary of state, as he is one of a growing list of people on President-elect Trump’s short-list for that key position.
What Trump wanted to see was how Petraeus handled that whole unfortunate experience that led to having pled pleaded guilty last year to mishandling classified information he gave to Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer.
“Five years ago, I made a serious mistake,” Petraeus said on ABC as he made the case for himself. “I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I paid a very heavy price for it and I’ve learned from it. And, again, they’ll have to factor that in and also obviously 38-and-a-half years of otherwise fairly in some cases unique service to our country in uniform and then at the CIA and then some four years or so in the business community during, which I’ve continued to travel the world nearly 40 countries in that time as well.”
Whether it was convincing enough for Trump is unknown. At least there wasn’t any uncomfortable moments, as was definitely the case seeing Vice President-elect Mike Pence once again be put on the spot to try to interpret some of his bosses’s tweets. Yesterday it was painful to watch him try to defend Trump’s false claim from last week that millions of people voted illegally in the general

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.5.16 – David Petraeus, another disaffected voter?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Among the nuggets of information procured by watching the Sunday morning public affairs shows yesterday was that David Petraeus was one of the 93 million Americans who didn’t vote for president last month.
“I don’t vote,” the retired four-star Army general told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s This Week when asked who he backed for president. “So that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support him nor did I oppose him, nor did I support or oppose any other candidate.”
There were reports that the ABC interview was in a sense a job interview for secretary of state, as he is one of a growing list of people on President-elect Trump’s short-list for that key position.
What Trump wanted to see was how Petraeus handled that whole unfortunate experience that led to having pled pleaded guilty last year to mishandling classified information he gave to Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer.
“Five years ago, I made a serious mistake,” Petraeus said on ABC as he made the case for himself. “I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I paid a very heavy price for it and I’ve learned from it. And, again, they’ll have to factor that in and also obviously 38-and-a-half years of otherwise fairly in some cases unique service to our country in uniform and then at the CIA and then some four years or so in the business community during, which I’ve continued to travel the world nearly 40 countries in that time as well.”
Whether it was convincing enough for Trump is unknown. At least there wasn’t any uncomfortable moments, as was definitely the case seeing Vice President-elect Mike Pence once again be put on the spot to try to interpret some of his bosses’s tweets. Yesterday it was painful to watch him try to defend Trump’s false claim from last week that millions of people voted illegally in the general

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.5.16 – David Petraeus, another disaffected voter?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Among the nuggets of information procured by watching the Sunday morning public affairs shows yesterday was that David Petraeus was one of the 93 million Americans who didn’t vote for president last month.
“I don’t vote,” the retired four-star Army general told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s This Week when asked who he backed for president. “So that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support him nor did I oppose him, nor did I support or oppose any other candidate.”
There were reports that the ABC interview was in a sense a job interview for secretary of state, as he is one of a growing list of people on President-elect Trump’s short-list for that key position.
What Trump wanted to see was how Petraeus handled that whole unfortunate experience that led to having pled pleaded guilty last year to mishandling classified information he gave to Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer.
“Five years ago, I made a serious mistake,” Petraeus said on ABC as he made the case for himself. “I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I paid a very heavy price for it and I’ve learned from it. And, again, they’ll have to factor that in and also obviously 38-and-a-half years of otherwise fairly in some cases unique service to our country in uniform and then at the CIA and then some four years or so in the business community during, which I’ve continued to travel the world nearly 40 countries in that time as well.”
Whether it was convincing enough for Trump is unknown. At least there wasn’t any uncomfortable moments, as was definitely the case seeing Vice President-elect Mike Pence once again be put on the spot to try to interpret some of his bosses’s tweets. Yesterday it was painful to watch him try to defend Trump’s false claim from last week that millions of people voted illegally in the general

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