Saturday, August 5, 2017

When Trump sticks to his agenda, he wins -- and the media lose

Via Billy

If Trump and Republicans want to keep the national media on the defensive, they can pursue the issues he campaigned on and, other than absolutely necessary bathroom breaks, do nothing else. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

There's no clearer pattern in President Trump's first six months in office than him getting the best of the national media when he pursues the agenda he campaigned on and him losing when he does anything else.

Trump on Wednesday backed a bill by Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that aims to sharply reduce immigration and put a priority on admitting foreigners who know English and have higher work skills.

During that day's press briefing, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller won the argument against reporters attempting to find something wrong with a bill that follows the same simple logic as one and one is two; when it rains, the ground gets wet; and if it's written by Dana Milbank, it's annoying.

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta came out of the briefing declaring that Miller "exploded before our eyes" because he "couldn't take that kind of heat."

Here's an example of "that kind of heat":

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