‘The Atlantic’ underestimates Trump ’cause it doesn’t get him

By Rich Pezzullo | The Save Jersey Blog

Don’t take my comments on this race as any endorsement, Save Jerseyans; I’m just an experienced observer who calls ’em as I sees ’em.

The Atlantic doesn’t understand Trump. At 69, with plenty of opportunities around him to do other things, this guy who fixes problems for a living sees America as a place with a lot of big problems that aren’t being looked at.

Their first pot-shot is that he is announced from Trump Tower. That’s not a negative. What Governor or Senator has an office with greater positioning in the media or financial universe than the top of Trump Tower? Trump already owns the high ground in the media war. He doesn’t need to scramble for media. He commands it.

Donald TrumpThe first political argument The Atlantic makes is that Trump jumped on the “birther” wagon. Here’s the rest of the story. Trump is harassed by government agencies to dot his “I”s and cross his “t’s in manners you could never believe. He has had multi-billion dollar projects held up by bureaucrats insisting on conformity with inane regulations and senseless, often conflicting rules. He doesn’t like it when other people don’t have to play by the same rules.

In the case of the President of the United States, he saw someone he thought was circumventing the rules and process, and insisted that he do the one thing that, before Trump. the president has refused to do. The president refused to disclose his birth certificate.

You may not like Trump’s tactics, but his objective was to do what no person or entity had been able to do up to that point – to get the President of the United States to do what the majority of the people in the United States wanted him to do – to make the “birther” issue go away by disclosing his birth certificate.

Trump, as a private citizen, was able to get the President to do something he did not want to do. He was unafraid of the public relations fallout, he wanted the issue put to bed. And he got it done.

Trump understands politics better than most people – if you look at his donation reports, he’s been generous to both parties. He has cell phone numbers for operatives and elected officials in every state.

Unlike some rich people, not only does he have money, but he has the skill to deploy it and the will to use it to win.

The Atlantic calls him a “clown” without understanding anything about what takes to rise and fall and rise again in the battles Trump has already experienced. He learned about “attention to detail” at NYMA. He’s never forgotten those lessons. He inspects the work of his teams with the same unrelenting eye of a cadet Sergeant with a white cotton glove. His campaign will be organized, hard working, well funded, provided with remarkable field intelligence and focused on finding as many people who like Trump and getting them to the polls on Primary day.

Clowns don’t do that. Senators and Governors only suit up for one campaign every few years. The Trump Organization is engaged in political skirmishes across the country and around the world and they are all under the command of the General Donald Trump – who has learned how to set strategy, delegate tactics, apply overwhelming force, use the element of surprise, wield charm and deploy rhetoric as few others in memory have been able to do.

Don’t dismiss Trump. I haven’t discussed his politics, I’ll leave that for the pundits – but on the campaign field there are few who have ever been as well positioned or equipped to win – and none, except Hilary, are in this race.
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10 thoughts on “‘The Atlantic’ underestimates Trump ’cause it doesn’t get him

  1. Trump is surprisingly solid on everything that matters: The Second, fence jumping, taxes, and China. He’s financially independent from the Chamber of Cronies, eh, I mean Commerce. He’s undeniably intelligent and is second to none in publicity. What’s not to like?

  2. If you want a debate, get a debater. If you want a fight, get a fighter.

    Unlike the rest of the field, Trump will attack when provoked. His attacks are blistering and memorable.

    Once a target of a Trump attack, the ridicule attached to the target is not easily removed. The damage done by a Trump attack will last long after the presidential primary season. Democrat elected officials understand this. Journalists understand this.
    Trump’s ability to project media power is massive and his commitment to using it for lethal effect is unquestioned.

    Decisiveness? Ability and commitment to use power effectively?

    The last time those terms were attached to a Commander in Chief was when Ronald Reagan negotiated with Gorbachev while conducting million-man deployments to Europe and whittling away at Libyan military assets abroad while staring down Federal Employee unions at home as he maintained a cordial, effective relationship with the Democrat Speaker, Tip O’Neil.

    Like Trump, Reagan publicly deconstructed the purported accomplishments of Democrats like Jimmy Carter and Republicans like President Gerald Ford. He also highlighted the damage they did to the country without blushing when he did it. He did it with class and in a way that people listened.
    He told it the way it was.

    Reagan he was unafraid to state the truth and he had the ability to get the media to follow him.

    The Republicans have a candidate who has already established his persona among the American people.

    As they look around the field, claiming they are looking for a commander in chief in a dangerous world, a negotiator in chief in a world full of people seeking to exploit us, and a party leader who can command media attention at will with a personal knowledge with the mechanics of social and traditional media unparalleled in the field…they find it in all in one package, primed for a fight and tenacious in its execution.

    Politics is a dog fight, where the rule is “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”.

    Republicans never bring it. Democrats carry it with them all the time. They are all fight.. all the time.

    If you want a fight, get a fighter.

  3. What Mr. Pezzullo fails to state is that the rest of the GOP field is open to the kind of damaging attacks that Rich seems to suggest will fall only on Democrats. THAT AIN'[T REALITY WITH TRUMP. There is a big difference between Trump and Reagan. Remember Reagan’s 11th commandment, “thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican? Well, Mr. Trump as already thrown that out the door and took a huge pot shot at the GOP field per the link below. And, and when he doesn’t get the nomination, what are we left with? A seriously damaged Presidential candidate with Hillary having a lot of ammunition created by Trump which she will use to win the Presidency. There is just too much info out there about Trump also being a liberal in Republican clothing and that even in 2011 he was going to be a Trojan Horse meant to help Hillary. After all, he has donated to the Clinton Foundation, was a Democrat, supports Obamacare and more like it, and said Bill Clinton was the best President. That’s not me saying it folks, that’s The Donald.. Trumps billion dollar attacks in the early primary states will make Romney’s $20 million attacks on Newt Gingrich look like chump change. He is NOT worth the risk. I suggest he might be a Trojan Horse meant to help Hillary as we suggested in 2011. NO, not worth the risk. Sorry, that facts hurt, but that’s teh hard truth. http://insider.foxnews.com/…/donald-trump-slams-gop…

  4. I also take serious exception to this comment from Mr. Pezzulo. ” but on the campaign field there are few who have ever been as well positioned or equipped to win – and none, except Hillary.” If Mr. Pezzulo can not see that we have several fine candidates, well; that’s not my problem.

  5. There are many fine candidates. Several have impressive organizations. Most would make a better President than Trump. But mine is a discussion about the arsenal and the general. Others will debate the issues while Trump is building a machine. I’m not saying you should vote for him, but I am saying that you need to defend against his campaign and to dismiss him is to take a perilous gamble.

  6. What Mr. Pezzullo fails to state is that the rest of the GOP field is open to the kind of damaging attacks that Rich seems to suggest will fall only on Democrats. THAT AIN'[T REALITY WITH TRUMP. There is a big difference between Trump and Reagan. Remember Reagan’s 11th commandment, “thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican? Well, Mr. Trump as already thrown that out the door and took a huge pot shot at the GOP field per the link below. And, and when he doesn’t get the nomination, what are we left with? A seriously damaged Presidential candidate with Hillary having a lot of ammunition created by Trump which she will use to win the Presidency. There is just too much info out there about Trump also being a liberal in Republican clothing and that even in 2011 he was going to be a Trojan Horse meant to help Hillary. After all, he has donated to the Clinton Foundation, was a Democrat, supports Obamacare and more like it, and said Bill Clinton was the best President. That’s not me saying it folks, that’s The Donald.. Trumps billion dollar attacks in the early primary states will make Romney’s $20 million attacks on Newt Gingrich look like chump change. He is NOT worth the risk. I suggest he might be a Trojan Horse meant to help Hillary as we suggested in 2011. NO, not worth the risk. Sorry, that facts hurt, but that’s the hard truth http://crooksandliars.com/2015/06/oreilly-trump-youre-going-slash-and-burn

  7. Case in point – after the birther battle where Trump made the president cry “uncle”, Obama’s buddy Rahm Emanuel put Trump on the ropes last year over the sign on his building in Chicago.

    Here you see Jon Stewart take Trump on regarding his over reaction in the media to the attack. It was good for laughs, but after September 18, 2014, the story disappeared. Trump 2, Obama zero. The man in the arena doesn’t care what the crowds are saying, because he can still draw crowds. And he wins.

    People can can complain about Trump, but unless they get behind somebody and make him stronger, they will be unhappy with the outcome.

    The time for talking is over. Trump is on the march.

    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/4rc83p/signfeud

  8. This is an “I told you so moment.” Don’t say I didn’t warn people. Hillary Clinton is already taking swipes at The Donald over his rhetoric. You have to remember this that the Clintons INVENTED the modern day “War Room Strategy” and will take everything The Donald says and amplify it, even things Trumps attacks our own Republicans with. He is incapable of withholding, those kinds of attacks as shown in the segment with O’Reilly, saying things such as “I have no respect for the other GOP candidates.” Clinton will save and catalogue each attack point for the campaign against whomever our eventual nominee. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-racist-speak-119210.html

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