Trump’s ‘little table’ Thanksgiving Oval Office news conference gambit explained

It is amazing how much media buzz has followed President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Oval Oval news conference at its ‘little tableor mini desk. We think it was staged to elicit negative buzz about his electoral defeat and to motivate his base.

TRUMP’S LITTLE TABLE-MINI DESK NEWS CONFERENCE-VIDEO

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‘Mini desk Tiny hands Small soul’ Trump mocked for giving speech at little table’:

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The Guardian says:

For a US president obsessed by size – his hands, his wealth, his crowds – Donald Trump made something of a bold U-turn on Thursday night by addressing the country from a desk seemingly designed for a leprechaun.

Trump said on Thursday he would leave the White House if the electoral college votes for the Democratic president-elect, Joe Biden – the closest he has come to admitting defeat – but his furniture stole the limelight.

While he harangued reporters and repeated unfounded allegations of electoral fraud, the internet zeroed in on his unusually small desk. Some called it symbolic of Trump’s diminished stature, some wondered if it was photoshopped (it wasn’t), most just laughed.

The actor Mark Hamill tweeted: “Maybe if you behave yourself, stop lying to undermine a fair election & start thinking of what’s good for the country instead of whining about how unfairly you are treated, you’ll be invited to sit at the big boy’s table.”

The hashtag #DiaperDon swiftly trended on Twitter, with people mocking the president as an infant banished to the children’s table for Thanksgiving.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/27/mini-desk-trump-mocked-speech-little-table-diaperdon-twitter-president-furniture

Our View

Considering Trump’s penchant for gamesmanship, our view is that he staged the Thanksgiving Oval Office news conference at the ‘little table’ hoping that news reports would emerge comparing his first post-election conference to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant in the Appomattox Court House at a ‘little table’ or mini desk.

LEE’S SURRENDER-IMAGE

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General Robert E. Lee Surrenders HistoryChannel.com

Had that narrative and image emerged, Trump, his campaign and his media surrogates would have pandered to his base and howled that unlike General Lee, under no circumstances will Trump ever surrender.

His base would then go wild.

That did not happen, so if that was the intent behind the gambit, it failed.

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Trump’s secret server should be kept on lockdown

“Biden must decide whether to share sensitive records with a broad, security-cleared audience or keep a Trump lockdown in place.”

Link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/politics/biden-trump-sensitive-information/index.html

CNN reports:

President-elect Joe Biden and his team will soon have to decide whether to share transcripts of presidential calls with foreign leaders to a broad, security clearance-holding audience, or maintain a lockdown on official transcripts of the calls and other highly sensitive information imposed by the Trump administration over concerns they might be leaked.

A person close to the Biden transition team told CNN that no decisions have been made about how these sensitive materials will be handled when the President-elect takes office on January 20, and that it’s likely they will maintain the Trump administration’s close hold on such information, at least at first.

Link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/politics/biden-trump-sensitive-information/index.html

CNN-VIDEO

Joe Biden on cabinet nominees: ‘This team reflects America is back’ (11-26-20)

Our View

President Donald Trump’s secret servers should be kept on lockdown.

Unless it is critical for someone in President Joe Biden’s administration to access the information on that server concerning Trump’s calls to foreign leaders, it needs to remain secret and on lockdown.

Trump and his surrogates, especially the right wing GOP members of the Senate, will use anything they can to impede and undermine Biden’s incoming Cabinet and administration.

All they would need is for something on that server to be accessed and then leaked for all h–l to be unleashed to attack and undermine Biden and his cabinet.

So for the best interest of the nation, keep it secret.

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Biden’s daunting challenge to get a progressive civil rights chief confirmed

At no time since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, has the appointment of a progressive civil rights chief become so critical to healing the wounds of a nation which has been politically divided for the last four years.

The 57 CRA  created the Civil Rights Division of the U. S. Justice Department. The CRD enforces the nations civil rights laws including the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the nation’s elections laws.

The task of nominating and confirming a civil rights chief, that is, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, will be a daunting challenge for President Joe Biden. With the prospects of fierce election battles brewing for the 2022 midterm elections, and the 2024 presidential election, because of the defeat of President Donald Trump and the tenets of Trumpism which have gripped Trump’s base for the last four years, the stakes are among the highest in the nation’s political history.

It is reasonable to expect that right wing Republican Senators like Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Mike Lee are at work now preparing to grill the nominee hard, and to derail her nomination if they can, on the following hot button issues:

Will she investigate and prosecute state and local government officials who did not investigate claims made by the Trump Campaign of widespread voter fraud in Election 2020?

Does she agree with the (5-4) Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder which invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?

Will she seek to invalidate redistricting plans adopted in States controlled by GOP State Houses which seek to increase the number of GOP majority Congressional Districts to elect more Republican members to Congress following the 2020 Census?

Will she support ‘court packing’ legislation that will increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court, and the number of judges on the federal appellate courts?

Will she seek to overturn laws and regulations adopted in GOP controlled states which progressive advocates argued had the effect of suppressing the vote in Election 2020?

Will she support or oppose legislation to regulate mail-in voting?

It will be a significant challenge for Joe Biden to nominate a progressive candidate for civil rights chief who a majority of Democrats will enthusiastically embrace.

And then it will be a substantial challenge to get her confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate.

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Trump will never concede-he will exercise power and sue to overturn Election 2020 votes until he leaves office

Even in the face of an embarrassing loss of his election fraud suit challenging the vote count in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump will not concede defeat to Vice President Joe Biden, not now, not ever. And, he will not drop his law suits.

As declared by his trial attorneys, President Trump intends to appeal the Pennsylvania case to the United States Supreme Court.

AP: In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

Link: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-constitutions-pennsylvania-87eaf4df86d5f6ccc343c3385c9ba86c

BBC-VIDEO

Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount – BBC News (11-20-20)

Why-Our View

Not because he expects that a Supreme Court decision in his favor will overturn the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election and return him to the White House for a second term in office. That will not happen.

It’s for the simple reason that President George W. Bush appealed his election claims to the Supreme Court in the 2000 Presidential Election.

It does not matter to Trump that Bush won his case and won the election, as most elections experts and commentators predicted; and that even if Trump wins his Supreme Court appeal, he still will lose the election, as most elections experts and commentators also have predicted.

It is because of Trump’s mind set that since a plurality of the American people elected him to office in 2016 and voted for him again in 2020, his base intended for him to exercise all of the powers of the Presidency as he deems to be appropriate, and to pursue his fruitless legal challenges to overturn the outcome of the Election, right up to the minute that Biden is sworn into office as president of the United States on January 20th 2021 at 12:00 p.m. even though he lost his bid for reelection.

While that conclusion may sound to be simple and to some extent so non presidential and absurd, it is just that simple.

Also Read

Stuart Emmrich: Donald Trump’s Refusal to Concede the Election Is Something to be Feared. Source: Vogue Link: https://www.vogue.com/article/donald-trump-refusal-to-concede-2020-presidential-election-no-longer-a-joke

Mara Liasson: Why President Trump Refuses To Concede And What It Might Mean For The Country. Source: NPR Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/936342902/why-president-trump-refuses-to-concede-and-what-it-might-mean-for-the-country

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