Two responses to a 2019-01-25 POTUS tweet.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2019

Mr. President, of course it was a concession. Where is the problem? Measured concessions are something a professional has in her or his negotiation tool kit.

It is debatable whether this concession is good or bad, but it is nothing to be ashamed of.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019



The Republican Party seems not to be too excited about Trump's "theme".

Let's check that and search "BUILD THE WALL"+"CRIME WILL FALL":
※ realDonaldTrump:
※ GOP:
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— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019

In 2014, Roger Stone and Sam Nunberg came up with the idea for the wall as mnemonic device for Donald Trump.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 2, 2019

The "WALL" theme suits Trump and appeals to single-issue voters.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019

»… his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder …«

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019

Trumps >5 billion $$ wall project is *designed* to be rejected by the Democrats. Trump and the GOP obviously don't want a wall. Otherwise Trump and the GOP would have built the wall before the midterms.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019

So the "wall" agenda is not about border security. It is about timing. The wall drama is to be kept boiling until 2020.

Polarize, divide and rule. The cartoonist @MarianKamensky1 explains how Trump does it:

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019 belongs to an important thread which I compiled in Jared Yates Sexton showed how Trump is playing the press. Trump won't change his way, but the media can do it by stopping to echoing rhetorics (eristics) so predictably.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 26, 2019

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