There are a lot of rumors swirling around that President-elect Donald J. Trump will appoint Mitt Romney as his Secretary of State. If you actually believe that, I guarantee you’ve been getting your news from mainstream media — which is your first mistake.
With all the media has gotten wrong in 2016, why the hell would you listen to what they have to say about anything?
Here’s the deal, folks — Do NOT listen to a word the media says. In fact, don’t put much faith in anything coming out of President-elect Trump’s mouth right now, either. Why? The interim between Trump’s election and his official swearing-in is a very delicate time, politically speaking. As much as we’d like to see him immediately go all gung-ho on his campaign promises, we must accept now is simply not the right time for that.
I’m reminded of Law 3 (“Conceal Your Intentions”) from Robert Greene’s “The 48 Laws of Power,” which clearly states:
“Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose of your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelop them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.” – Robert Greene
Now is not the time for transparency. It’s time for President-elect Trump to throw others off the trail of what he actually intends to do. When he says he won’t prosecute Crooked Hillary Clinton, I think he’s using a linguistic loophole known as “lying by omission.” Just because he won’t prosecute her personally, doesn’t mean she won’t be prosecuted.
Just because Trump meets with Romney doesn’t mean he’ll become Secretary of State. It’s just smoke and mirrors. After what Romney’s said about him, I’d be SHOCKED if he was chosen. Now I could be wrong, but I highly suspect the only reason Trump even agreed to meet with Romney was for appearance’ sake. I know many of us associate Trump’s image with that of a lion, but we mustn’t forget he also has the memory of an elephant when it comes to not forgetting those who’ve crossed him.
For those still concerned Trump has “gone soft” or will betray us, think about it another way:
As kids, we were probably assholes for 11 1/2 months of the year, but those 2 weeks before Christmas we were suddenly on our “best behavior.” Why? Just in case Santa happened to be watching, we didn’t want to get fucked out of our presents. Once the 25th had passed, and we got everything on our lists, we happily went back to being the same little assholes doing whatever we pleased.
Right now is, effectively, “two weeks before Christmas” for Trump. He’ll be on his best behavior until he’s officially sworn-in, at which point I fully expect he’ll do an about face and “go hard,” as Trump is known to do.