A Trump Dynasty

numbersjunkie

From the Washinginton Post:



Trump and his family are ‘a dynasty that will last for decades,’ campaign manager says

President Trump’s campaign manager said Saturday that the president and his family are “a dynasty that will last for decades,” prompting speculation about whether Trump’s children might one day pursue their own bids for public office. Brad Parscale was speaking at a meeting of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, Calif., the Associated Press reported.

“The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party,” Parscale said, according to the AP. “One that will adapt to changing cultures. One must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in.”

In an exchange with reporters after the event, Parscale declined to say whether he thinks Trump’s children might run for office, saying only, “I think they are all amazing people with … amazing capabilities,” the AP reported.

After taking office in 2017, Trump named his eldest daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, senior White House advisers.

From inviting her to the Group of 20 economic summit in Japan to including her in a small delegation that visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, the president has repeatedly sought to promote Ivanka Trump on the world stage — often to the skepticism of observers, who have noted the first daughter’s lack of political or foreign policy credentials.

Everywhere we saw Ivanka during Trump's Korea tripThe first daughter and White House adviser played a prominent role in President Trump's historic trip to North and South Korea. Here's where we saw her. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)

“It looks to the rest of the world like we have a kind of a constitutional monarchy,” Christopher R. Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and other countries, told The Washington Post earlier this year when asked about Ivanka Trump’s prominence on the president’s foreign trips.

Trump tapped Kushner to lead his push to forge a Middle East peace plan. Those efforts have hit numerous speed bumps, and experts have voiced low expectations for the plan.

The president’s adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have taken active roles in their father’s reelection campaign, appearing frequently at “Make America Great Again” rallies and denouncing Trump’s political opponents on social media.

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I thought Seth Abramson's twitter comment was spot on:

"And there it is, America, in terms as stark as the choice itself: you can kneel for a dynasty or stand for a nation."

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Andie

The delusion runs deep.

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Carro

They still have to be elected. That’s kind of an important point that you seem to have forgotten.

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Carro

Gwe, you were all for the Clinton dynasty and God knows the hysteria that’s generated whenever the mere thought of Michelle Obama entering the race comes up. Hypocrisy.

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Kitchenwitch111

The new Republican Party will “adapt to the new culture”? How is that going to happen? The Republican Party only wants to go backwards!

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Joaniepoanie


Carro

Gwe, you were all for the Clinton dynasty and God knows the hysteria that’s generated whenever the mere thought of Michelle Obama entering the race comes up. Hypocrisy

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The Clintons and the Obamas are all highly educated and qualified. None of the Trumps are. No hypocrisy......we never wished or hoped that Michelle, Chelsea, Sasha or Malia would run for office and get elected. The Trumps are already delusional and have no self-awareness about their unpopularity. Hoot that anyone thinks or would want them to become a political dynasty. Mind-boggling that anyone can listen to any of them for more than three minutes and think “I really want these people in office.”

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Simone

The only place that “dynasty “ belongs is in prison . Every last one.

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graywings123(7)

The Trump Dynasty is a fantasy only the Trumps believe. Trump loses/resigns/is impeached/dies and the kids are gone from sight. None of them have the - whatever you want to call it - that Daddy has.

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leona_2008

I thought Seth Abramson's twitter comment was spot on:

"And there it is, America, in terms as stark as the choice itself: you can kneel for a dynasty or stand for a nation."


Could not agree more.

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socks(10a)

I stand!!


How about the Kennedys. Were they a dynasty?

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Carro

Kennedys of course are a dynasty, but they're the Dem's dynasty and that makes it OK.


The hysteria over Parscale's speech is very entertaining. I'm betting this is exactly the reaction he was looking for.

Too easy.

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Joaniepoanie

The Kennedys.......also highly educated and qualified, unlike the Trumps. Sounds like Repubs want their “dynasties” to be dumb as dirt.

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Carro

And yet look who's in the WH. Aww...there goes your elitist theory.

Womp

Womp

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Joaniepoanie

Carro

And yet look who's in the WH. Aww...there goes your elitist theory.

Womp

Womp

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Yes, a family as dumb as dirt occupies the WH.....and the right is proud of that. Speaks volumes is an understatement.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

The trump boys going into politics? Nah, they just want to have some fun living off of daddy's fame while it lasts. Politics is work. Eric & Junior see this as a surprise 4 year detour until Don Senior kicks off his next con job gig.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

speaking at a meeting of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, Calif.


Who has a meeting in the desert during the hottest time of the year in Southern California?

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Parscale is saying what his patrons want him to say.

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Carro

That's why Parscale should stay away?? It's too hot?


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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Who said anything about Parscale staying away?


My point is why subject all the delegates to SoCal's version of Hades -- the low desert in early September.

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Carro

No air conditioning?

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Why be tied to an air conditioned environment?


No golfing, that's for sure. Unless the delegates are into heatstroke.


Maybe rates were still on summer discounts.


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Chi

That will never happen. Trump and family are universally unpopular both in the US and around the world.

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socks(10a)

Carro always exaggerating with the word "hysteria." I am not seeing hysteria, just grave concern. If it' isn't "hysteria," it's....well, you know who. Carro, you have two songs.

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Carro

Socks, as usual, you've contributed nothing to the subject. You have one song.

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numbersjunkie

Carro, you contribute nothing most of time. Just sayin.

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enegiram

Trumps, a dynasty, never.....but nasty, most definitely.

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Ziemia(6a)

Well, there is a Trump dynasty - in the realm of running pest infested housing.

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Prim Rose

“The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party,” Parscale said


Lordy. They are all drinking the kool-aid and inhaling something. How out of touch are these people?


trumpy likes to think of himself as a king. Likes to waylay Air Force 1 for a stop at his Scottish resort. I think the House will attend to that little matter. The whole lot are missing the charisma gene and have no natural beauty a la the Kennedy's.


The American people don't want a king - been there, done that. Honestly, what a way to dig yourself a deep hole. "the trump's will be a dynasty" fgs.

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arthurm2015(Micro-Climate, Zone 10b Sydney, Australia)

Sigh! The founding fathers did a great job for the times! Just a bit a bit of a nick and tuck to get everyone enrolled and making voting compulsory will fix things.....and of course not letting politicians set any electorate boundaries. Good Luck!

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Linda

He would reallylike to be a king or dictator, not a prez. Personally, I believe the American people are just scrappy and violent enough to overthrow any such oppressive regime eventually.

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Annie Deighnaugh

They still have to be elected. That’s kind of an important point that you seem to have forgotten.


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carro in case you hadn’t noticed they are doing everything they can to see that the elections are rigged in their favor. From doing away with the people whose job it is to see that elections are protected from hacking to trump openly admitting he would accept help from foreign countries to seeking that help from Ukraine and Russia to ‘joking’ many times about doing away with elections and praising Xi for doing just that, to all the efforts by the gop to suppress votes, (eta: cohen’s warning that trump will not leave office peacefully) I don’t see how any American would not be concerned that future elections would be objective.


After all, it isn’t that Putin doesn’t hold elections...it’s that the outcome is predetermined.


And he is trump’s mentor.

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graywings123(7)

The most interesting thing about this article is that more than anyone else in the country, Brad Parscale knows this isn't true. So why write it? Curry favor with Trump? Ease the fears of the base as Trump is more cray-Cray than usual?

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Annie Deighnaugh

graywings, guys like Parscale don’t have to believe it themselves. What matters is how much of the base will believe it. Snake oil salesmen *know* they are selling bunk. But the bottom line is who’s buying.

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Andie

There's no hysteria.

I repeat, the delusion runs deep.

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numbersjunkie

From the Chicago Tribune - Opinion piece by Rex Huppke:

Column: The Trumps will indeed be a dynasty that lasts for decades

For the first time ever, I agree with President Donald Trump’s campaign manager.

Brad Parscale, who looks like an overzealous community theater understudy for the role of Lucifer, only creepier, said over the weekend he believes Trump and his family are “a dynasty that will last for decades.”

That is accurate, though certainly not in the way Parscale intended.

His full quote from a Republican Party meeting in California, per an Associated Press report, was: “The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party. One that will adapt to changing cultures. One must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in.”

That last bit is funny because the Trumps, at the end of the day, are about as conservative as I am. Trump himself became “conservative” only when he saw a political base that might be receptive to his con artistry.

And boy was he right. The man has single-handedly convinced about 40% of the population that up is down, racism is okey dokie and the only voice they can trust is his.

But that won’t lead the president and his various offspring to become a political dynasty. It’ll just lead to 40% of the population either realizing they got duped or continuing to exist in a perpetual state of aggrievement.

And aggrievement, particularly the white kind, is where the money’s at, giving the Trumps a fine opportunity to forge a dynasty of opportunists leveraging the fear of a changing world, and the fear of ever being proven wrong, for profit.

The art of the swindle was on full display last week after the president was rightfully criticized for showing a forecast map of Hurricane Dorian that had been sloppily doctored with a black marker, a lame attempt to reinforce the president’s incorrect claim that Alabama “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

While it’s technically against the law to issue or publish “any counterfeit weather forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast,” Trump’s campaign manager used the whole dishonest mess to pimp “Official Donald Trump Fine Point Markers” for sale on the campaign’s website.


Parscale wrote in a tweet: “Buy the official Trump marker, which is different than every other marker on the market, because this one has the special ability to drive @CNN and the rest of the fake news crazy! #KeepMarkersGreat”


It was a classic Trumpian grift: Say something stupid and incorrect. Say the same thing over and over again, refusing to admit a simple mistake, giving your fans cover to believe in your infallibility. Find a way to make money off your fans by spinning your own stupidity into an “everyone’s out to get us” moment.

Trump has placed his wildly unqualified daughter, Ivanka Trump, on the world stage to raise her profile. He has done the same with his inept son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and has used his Tweedledum and Tweedledee sons Donald Jr. and Eric as regular campaign figures.

Collectively, they’re barely qualified to drive a car from one end of a driveway to the other, much less negotiate peace in the Middle East or practice delicate international diplomacy.

And that’s what makes them perfect for the coming Trump dynasty of aggrievement merchandising. Whether Trump loses the 2020 election or gets a second term to line his pockets with taxpayer money, his presidency will eventually end, and he’ll then find a way to make history’s judgment of him a horribly unjust conspiracy launched by elite liberal weirdos hellbent on destroying his supporters’ way of life.

What remains of his cultlike following will face a choice: Admit the orange emperor never had a stitch of clothes and swallow the pain of their own gullibility, or stand by their man to keep the pain of reality at bay.

If they choose the latter, they’ll find that “supporting” the Trump dynasty means opening up their pocketbooks. Buying “Trump Was Right!” T-shirts and “Trump Those Libs!” bumper stickers. Staying at new Trump properties aimed at luring lower-end customers and fleecing them with overpriced buffets and gift shops packed with Trump trinkets (made in China) and bias-confirming knickknacks.

You don’t convince millions of people to believe your thousands of lies, offering them an irresistible chance to think all their problems are somebody else’s fault, then simply cut them loose. You keep feeding them what they need to hear, and you keep squeezing them for all they’re worth.

Parscale is right — the Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades.

A dynasty of grifters smart enough only to know you never drop a con that works.

rhuppke@chicagotribune.com

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Ziemia(6a)

Why would Parscale say this?

He gets Trump.

His income skyrocketed cuz of Trump.

Trump loves flattery.

Maybe Parscale hopes that the kids extend his gig beyond 2020.

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maifleur01

These statements will actually cause some conservatives to start looking at the Trump's in a more unfavorable light. The word "dynasty" is something that conservatives have always backed away from. This is food for the base rather than the whole of the GOP. It is also interesting the suggestion of a new party which is not surprising as some people within the party can see the difference between what their party was and what it has become.

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heri _ cles

If Democrats threatened to expand Executive authority like this, Republicans would be flying the Tree of Liberty flag and talking Second Amendment rights.

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adoptedbyhounds

Nothing unusual about families being successful in politics. No American is prevented from running for office simply because a relative is a politician. If Donald Trump is the moron the left would have us believe he is, this talk of a dynasty is irrelevant. If everyone hates him, his family, and his America First philosophy the way Dems do, there is no danger that he will be re-elected. He and fis family will all be in jail. Just a matter of time.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

One can only dream, Nik.

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" the coming Trump dynasty of aggrievement merchandising"--best "in a nutshell" summary of the Repub. future I've heard in some time.


Kate

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Prim Rose

No one on the left is thinking a dynasty is possible, nik. We're astonished that anyone would think it is. And how far off the right wing cliff you'd have to be to make such an astonishing conjecture.

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Joaniepoanie

Rex Huppke nailed it in that Chicago Trib op-ed. Thanks numbersjunkie.

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graywings123(7)

If Donald Trump is the moron the left would have us believe he is, this talk of a dynasty is irrelevant.

Exactly!

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maifleur01

I have said before that Trump will never leave office after 2024 so I believe that this is being setup for that takeover of our country. To think this "dynasty" might not happen is simply not paying attention.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

"trump will never leave office after 2024"

If the RW really believes in the Constitution like they claim they should be the first ones up there to haul his butt outta the White House. If not, everyone else will.

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THOR, Son of ODIN(2)


“Like a fun-house-mirror version of the Kennedys, they swap the language of duty and sacrifice for that of grievance and quid pro quo. 'Ask not what your country can do for you,' they seem to say; 'ask what your country can do for the Trumps.'”



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Annie Deighnaugh

...there is no danger that he will be re-elected.

In who's world? Nixon was reëlected winning 49 states before he was impeached.

Also see my post from above: Monday at 12:53AM to Carro...Putin gets reëlected *all the time*.


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