in the vicinity ofthe video Howard Kurtz: Trump picking the important battles, but still fierce late-senator John McCain
President Trump is picking a lot of fights in the last few days, including one with a dead senator.
Some of these fights are to say, he is committing should be, despite what much of the media. And some are of the type how to avoid it would be better.
Take, for example, Trump’s involvement in the decision to ground the Boeing-aircraft, which was in two fatal accidents, the 737 Max 8.
The Washington Post says: “it was extraordinary for a President to intervene in matters usually left to the FAA or the Department of Transportation.” And the story quotes a former DOT Secretary Barack said Obama was never involved in it and how the security decisions.
Instead of just being informed by the FAA, reports the Post, “Trump played an active role, participating in calls with Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg and other interest groups, and offers his thoughts on the aviation industry.”
I don’t know about you, but this is what I would, that a President do not his punishment for the of the experts, but a hands-on role in the crisis management replace. Aviation security is a crucial issue. And if there is a Max of 8 had crashed in the United States, Trump would have shouldered enormous political debt.
Now there is an argument to be made that the President waited too long to ground the planes, the other major industrial countries. Maybe he was too caring to Boeing. And maybe the FAA should be more heavily regulated the airline giant. The recent reports of Boeing dragging its feet on the training of pilots for the aircraft, new software and sensor may send out the wrong signals to prevent stalling — suggest that the two crashes may have been preventable.
But I would Trump claim the personal commitment is a good thing.
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I also do not have a problem with Trump, to be what used jawboning to keep called to car-jobs in America. But he takes some flak for the fault of the latest plant closure, the United Auto Workers.
After GM shut down a factory in Lordstown, Ohio, Trump tweeted: “Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green to its act together and produce. G. M. let our country down, but other, much better car companies in the United States in droves. I want action on Lord town quickly. Stop whining and get the job done! 3.8% unemployment!”
Trump said that he as GM CEO Mary Barra: “I’m not happy that it is closed, when everything else is BOOMING in our country. I asked you to sell it or do something quickly. You made the UAW Union — I don ‘ T care, I want him to open!”
But ultimately, this was a business decision (even if not final) by the automotive manufacturer, made from small sedans such as the Chevrolet Cruze, in this work, to the benefit of the larger cars. The factory in Lordstown workers here agreed, more than a decade that newly hired employees pay would be $20 per hour, not the standard $30. The President, the criticism seems like deflection.
And then there is John McCain. He and Trump could not stand each other. But Trump you discharge it over the weekend, despite the fact that McCain died last August.
First, he sharply criticized the late Arizona senator, that you are not underpinned Steele dossier of the FBI. Trump quoted Ken Starr as to say it was “unfortunately a very dark spot against John McCain.” Trump Added:
“He had much, much worse ‘spots’, as this, including the thumbs down on repeal and replace repeal after years of struggle and replace it!” And there was another shot against the “”last in his class’ (Annapolis) John McCain.”
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These tweets prompted stinging personal criticism of McCain’s former aides and his daughter Meghan.
McCain, who was often joked about a poor student at the Naval Academy, a controversial figure in the GOP. The former candidate was an outsider who often took on his own party, which, starting with George W. Bush. He threw the late-night thumb-down against the abolition of ObamaCare, but that was the third attempt, the repeal, if not for the divisions among the Republicans, would never come down to one vote.
But whether Trump’s grudge against McCain is justified beside the point. He was a war hero who served his country for decades. He is no longer with us. Maybe it is time for the President to let them go.