If Oprah is serious about taking a shot at the Presidency, she better think deeply about her own past associations and what it would mean to a campaign. It's clear that the Democrats would like to use her as the face of their supposed position on the manufactured war on women. But Oprah needs to think about it very hard. First, just Google Oprah and Harvey and you'll see plenty of pictures like this one.
She was a huge supporter of Harvey Weinstein and you can't have a brain and not know that Oprah had to know what Harvey was up to. Everybody knew it, just like everybody has known the truth about Hollywood for a long time. The "Director's Couch" has been a subject of gossip and jokes going back to its early days as young starlet wannabes would yield to the likes of powerful men like Harvey in their effort to climb to stardom. Harvey has been talked about for years, so Oprah better be ready for the pictures and the flak she'll get if she wants to go forward. Not to mention the impact it will have on her brand. Oprah spent her entire entertainment career building her brand, a brand which has been very successful and has made her lots of money. I'll just leave it at that.
Also in the news is Michael Wolff, a heretofore relatively obscure man to the public eye. He has released his new book entitled Fire and Fury and it's supposed true revelations about the first months of the Trump Presidency. The Left and Wolff himself are now parroting it as a basis for removing President Trump from office using the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution for justification.
The only problem is that they conveniently forget that to do so would require not only a majority of the Cabinet and the Vice President to agree that the action is necessary, but also a two-thirds majority of both the Senate and the House to concur. Reading the amendment it is clear that it was established really to clear up any concerns about who would replace the President if incapacitated and concerns about whether or not it would be temporary or permanent. This has only come up now since the President's rabid opponents are striking out on their other attempts to end his administration. And as time goes on, they know that the supposed collusion and other possible angles are completely falling apart. Wolff's book is designed to create another avenue for action out of falsehood.
Why do I say this about Wolff's book? Well, we now know that his narrative is full of holes like Swiss cheese. He claims that a number of Cabinet members and perhaps even the Vice President have questions about Trump yet he interviewed none of them. And over the course of his supposed preparatory work he spent no more than three hours with the President with most of his time being spent with aides who, again, are not personally quoted just alluded to by his comments. The lack of quotes in a book like this is noteworthy and he even in the opening states that it could be inaccurate. The only justification for that in my humble opinion is his desire to avoid a lawsuit. Nearly everyone he talked to has claimed that whatever they talked about was not what he reported.
When Wolff was asked on a TV talk show why he won't release his notes for review, he said that's not the way he works. He said that the book constitutes his notes and then he went so far as to say to the host that if anyone reads the book and it sounds real to the reader, then it is real. Really, Michael, reading a book should be assumed to be true just because the story comes out the way you wanted it to? After all, it's pretty obvious to anyone with a brain that his conclusions are based upon what he obviously wants them to be.
So, Michael, enjoy your profits from the sensationalism that has stirred and enjoy your moment in limelight. When the dust settles, you will find yourself in the same position that most who have gone after the President have ultimately found themselves, disgraced or forgotten and both.
Readers also need to ask themselves why some have such animosity for Trump, far exceeding any faced by prior occupants of the Oval Office. Think about this with an open mind. Trump is the first President in a long time to really challenge the status quo of Washington and is the only one in my lifetime to come to office from outside of politics. That is healthy and good for society, but it's not good for the Deep State. Expect the attacks to continue but expect Trump to weather them all. He's one of the few with the fortitude to weather the storm and fight back. And that's my Hump Day is Trump Day blog of politics for this week.
Next week: Immigration and the Law. We'll talk about why open borders and limitless migration will destroy America if not checked.