Wednesday, May 1, 2019

UPDATE. Narcissist-in-chief Donald Trump lands lead role in "Magnificent Decades"

WATCH: Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin.  (PBS News Hour, 7/28/2017)
Seven states had competed for the Foxconn plant. By awarding the plant to Wisconsin, Foxconn would appear to be giving a victory to both Trump and the state’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, who is up for re-election next year. Other states that vied for the plant are Michigan,

"Magnificent decades"??!!

That was then, this is now.

From the edge of the 1,200-acre Foxconn manufacturing property, an observer can see that the farms once on this land are gone. A lot of the ground is bare. Foxconn has put up only one building, what it calls a multipurpose structure. Earth movers, sometimes in groups of three or four, are hauling around piles of dirt.  
Around the perimeter of the property, roads are being widened. Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave says he is happy with the pace of construction. "Look, you can see the transformation happening. And, it's really ... I think a great thing for us, " he said.
There's a word for that, Jonathan.  

10/19/2018 update starts here.

(emphasis added)

Reported in ‘I am on the ticket’: Trump seeks to make the election about him, even if some don’t want it to be.  (Washington Post, 10/18/2018)

Don't be surprised if 1000s of Trump zombies take him literally here, only to be surprised, and perhaps outraged, when they don't find his name on the ballot in  November.

Here's what finds of most interest in this story.

7/14/2018 update, "Narcissist-in-chief gives himself great reviews," starts here.

Italicized excerpt found at Trump Brings His Own Style to a Day of Damage Control in Britain.  (The New York Times, 7/13/2018)

7/13/2018 update, "Donald Trump explains it all to Theresa May", starts here.

Italicized excerpt found at President Trump attacks U.K. politicians, says 'baby' blimp makes him feel unwelcome in London.  (USA Today, 7/12/2018)

2/18/2018 update, "Narcissist-in-chief having a rough weekend", starts here.

Quoted in They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election.  (Washington Post, 2/18/2018)

2/1/2018 update, "Narcissist overstates significance of his State of the Union television audience", starts here.

The New York Times, 1/31/2017)
The television audience was also smaller than the one for President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address in 2010, which had 48 million viewers.
George W. Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address attracted 51.7 million viewers.

8/17/2017 update, "Which is why WI Assembly approved  tax credits only for jobs that pay at least $30,000", starts here.

Which to some might be "more money than they ever thought possible" but places a household of 6 below the federal poverty level, and at $14.42 per hour is not enough to afford the rent of a two-bedroom apartment.

Bold italics quoted in Donald Trump: Foxconn jobs could have 'positive impact on race relations'.  (, 8/16/2017)

8/3/2017 update, "Donald Trump, narcissist, talks up his immigration plan", starts here.

Trump Backs GOP Immigration Bill, but Rift Within Party Widens.  (The Hill, 8/2/2017)

8/2/2016 update, "...brags his speech at Boy Scout Jamboree was 'greatest ever'", starts here.

Boy Scouts of America disputes leadership praised President Trump's jamboree speech as 'greatest' ever.  (New York Daily News, 8/1/2017)
President Trump boasted that the Boy Scouts of America called him to say his jamboree pep talk was by no means “mixed” — it was the “greatest.” 
Except the Boy Scouts did no such thing, according to a source within the organization. 
The Boy Scout source disputed that its leadership called Trump to praise the July 24 speech in Glen Jean, W.V., as claimed by the President in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

6/30/2017 update, "Donald Trump, narcissist-in-chief", starts here.

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.  (Washington Post, 6/27/2017)

Source:  Mayo Clinic

Original 6/13/2017 post starts here.

Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him.  (The New York Times, 6/12/2017)

Related reading:
Understanding Trump's narcissism could be the key to opposing him.  (The Guardian, 2/17/2017)

Related post:
A fest of fawning white men at the White House.  (6/13/2017)

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