What a tangled web we have woven
How to beat Donald Trump
...but not the way many of you will like.
According to Senator Bernie Sanders, "Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump." Writing at the Washington Post (15,000 shares), Sanders responds to the news that Carrier's parent company will receive $7 million in tax breaks, in exchange for keeping in Indiana around half of the 2,000 workers it was going to offshore to Mexico, like this:
"[Trump] was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn taxcut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad? In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won. And that should send a shock wave of fear through all workers across the country."
There's never been a situation remotely like this
NYU professor Jay Rosen singles out one of the many graphics in the post that communicate Trump's conflicts of interest: "This graphic deserves the praise it is getting. Simple, factual, effective, clear."
Well this is awkward.
That's Nicholas Riccardi of the AP weighing in on the shouting match that erupted at a Harvard University forum between Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook, the respective campaign managers of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, along with a number of other campaign aides.
One of the most quoted lines came from Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri: "If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost. I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”
To which Conway responded, "Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow. Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president, too?”
But perhaps the biggest amount of scorn—at least from journalists on Twitter—was reserved for former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who said, "This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally."
In other news:
According to the Washington Post's Dan Lamothe, "Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense." As the Columbus Dispatch's Holly Zachariah notes, "General 'Mad Dog' Mattis has said responding to 'political Islam' is our priority."
"The big story about Russian propaganda and the election was itself propaganda," tweets the New Yorker's Nicholas Thompson, linking to his magazine's piece on the matter by Adrian Chen who "goes deep," adds Thompson.