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LC

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 05:21:16 PM »

LOL I hope the same thing happens to companies you guys invest in. Tesla maybe? Rogue employees, (let alone cowardly anonymous ones whom pen letters bragging about it), purposely sabotaging their employer is not something worthy of praise.

Would never happen. One of the important things about investing is avoiding toxic management.
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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 05:31:26 PM »
https://nypost.com/2018/09/05/trump-demands-ny-times-reveal-identity-of-anonymous-official/

I'd wager they won't, must likely because the source is not real.

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 06:12:21 PM »

LOL I hope the same thing happens to companies you guys invest in. Tesla maybe? Rogue employees, (let alone cowardly anonymous ones whom pen letters bragging about it), purposely sabotaging their employer is not something worthy of praise.

Would never happen. One of the important things about investing is avoiding toxic management.

Like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs.

https://www.cultofmac.com/507881/woz-aspects-steve-jobs-personality-trumpish/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/doronlevin/2018/07/17/elon-musk-and-donald-trump-are-in-their-own-disruptive-spheres-are-birds-of-a-feather/#17be85c4649c

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2018, 06:20:07 PM »
LOL I hope the same thing happens to companies you guys invest in. Tesla maybe? Rogue employees, (let alone cowardly anonymous ones whom pen letters bragging about it), purposely sabotaging their employer is not something worthy of praise.
here's the thing. Those employees don't work for Donald Trump. They work for the American people.

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »
The message here is that respect for the 'office of the president', and the 'president' are not the same thing.
No different to what you might see in any major company around the world.

The inference is that the knives are now out - and they like their chances

We live in interesting times.

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 07:27:51 PM »
Op-Ed by someone within Trump administration (anonymously published, but identity known to NYT):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

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To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.

In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.

The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 07:38:51 PM »
https://nypost.com/2018/09/05/trump-demands-ny-times-reveal-identity-of-anonymous-official/

I'd wager they won't, must likely because the source is not real.

Revealing the source would basically put the newspaper out of business.
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Re: Bob Woodward looks inside the White House...
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2018, 08:26:50 PM »
If it’s indeed mike pence who wrote it, then maybe GOPs are scheming to get pence to replace trump. Impeachment is coming.

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