Donald Trump mixes owning the insult and agreeing and amplifying with a heavy dose of trolling the hell out of the Cathedral:
Many on the Trump Train are understandably concerned the new president's Achilles' heel will be a desire for media adoration. He's said to keep copies in Trump Tower of just about everything in print that contains a mention of himself.
I'm optimistic. It's hard to think of a better example of a ZFG attitude about the major Western media's opinion than this. The bipartisan establishment is shrieking about unsubstantiated Russian election interference and Trump is mocking them for it. The public is mocking them, too.
Just hours before sending this message out he fired one off that not-so-subtly alluded to the neocons' Israel-first orientation:
There is a lot of concern among restrictionists that Trump will renege on the wall. Again, I'm optimistic. He hasn't relented on the immigration rhetoric. To the contrary, he appealed to restrictionism when he stumped for John Kennedy in Louisiana a month after he'd won the presidency and continues to bring it up without prompting.
To show that I'm not an unadulterated Panglossian, though, this one will probably be thrown back in his face down the road:
I'd put the odds of a market drop comparable to 2008 occurring in Trump's first term at 80%. The earlier it happens the better as far as both the nation's financial health and Trump's reelection chances are concerned.