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RUSH: Trump has a two-and-a-half minute video.  This is called going over the media.  This is called going over the heads of the media.  A Trump-produced video to explain how the transition is going.  The Drive-Bys hate it.  And, look, I want to be clear about something.  I’ll say it again.  Pardon the redundancy.  I just want you all to be aware of the purpose of the left.  I knew it instinctively.  It has been made clear to me by virtue of some things I’ve seen in the New York Times, which leads everybody else in news.  Whatever the New York Times puts on the front page, guaranteed you’re gonna see a segment and a lot of coverage of that story on CNN, ABC, and CBS, that’s just how it works. 

The Drive-By Media is going to be devoted to getting Trump out of office, not just bottlenecking his presidency and not just ruining it.  Their objective is going to be — I don’t care whether it’s impeachment, resignation, I don’t care what.  They’re gonna do everything they can to destroy his presidency.  And if they can’t force him out of office, the next thing they’re gonna do is make sure that he fails at everything he wants to do.  They’ll do this for a bunch of reasons, among them and at the very top of the list, I think, is so they can prove to themselves they can still do it. 

They have awakened on Election Day to realize they’re not the majority they thought they were.  They awakened to realize they actually had failed in creating a majority for Obama and his transformation of America into something it was never intended to be.  The last eight years they were living the illusion and so were we that they were winning, magnificently, that they were just smoking us and that they were marching with their agenda just over everybody, leaving dead bodies in their wake, and they were having massive, overwhelming success in getting rid of the vestiges of the founding of this country. 

They wake up the day after the election to find out all of that was an illusion, or much of it.  And these are not people who, when they lose, start getting introspective and say, “Where did we go wrong?  What do we need to do differently to rebound?  What do we need to do differently to recapture some of the readers that we’ve lost?  What do we need to do differently to recapture some of the sponsors we’ve lost?” 

They don’t look at it that way.  They look at it as everybody is dumb and stupid and that they failed to convince people because they’re too stupid. So they will recommit themselves to the proposition that Trump and the Republicans will not succeed, and it is going to be constant war.  The Trump presidency is going to be under siege, and I’m gonna tell you this — and I hope the Trump people learn this — there’s nothing they can do to stop it. 

The Trump administration, Trump himself, nobody in it, will be able to do a thing about it.  Trump will not be able to stop it, he will not be able to halt it, he will not be able to slow ’em down.  There’s no amount of agreeing with them, no number of meetings, no degree of common understanding, nothing that you would traditionally try to do to make amends or to close distances and build bridges to enemies.  There’s none of that.  They don’t want it.  They’re total destruction of any opposition. 

If it’s the Republican Party, if it’s Trump, their objective is to eliminate opposition.  Well, the opposition won, and it just shook them to their core because they believed they were winning a landslide, and they believed they were on their way to establishing a brand-new America that was not founded to be what they were taking it to, the direction they were taking it.  And they’re going to be hell-bent to get even with people who made this happen.  So the Trump people are going to have to understand, there’s no common ground.

Just like the Republicans are gonna have to understand, there’s no crossing the aisle. There’s no mutual understanding.  This is… Trump is going to have to continue his campaign of defeating them every day because his administration is gonna be under siege.  He’s not gonna be given a fair break.  He’s not gonna be given fair coverage.  He’s not gonna be given any honeymoon or anything like that.  It’s going to be destroy, destroy, destroy, impugn, tarnish, whatever, every day, all day.  It’s gonna be that way from the New York Times and from the networks. 

It’s gonna be that way on campus.  It’s gonna be that way in colleges, high schools. Wherever there are activists, the activists are gonna grow, the protests. They’re gonna pay for even more. It’s gonna make… The effort is gonna be to make it look like the vast majority of this country is opposed to Trump, that Trump shouldn’t have won the election, that that was something that went wrong. It was stolen. It was a result of cheating. 

The effort is going to be to create another illusion, and that is that the people who voted for Trump (say, on the second day of his administration) are so mad at him that they regret it and they wish that Hillary was in there.  You’re gonna see stories! You’re gonna see stories.  The New York Times is gonna go out and find people. They’ll risk it. They’ll risk going to Iowa.  They’ll need to look it up on a map to find out how to get there but they’ll go to Iowa and they’ll find somebody and they’ll put ’em on the front page. 

“Trump voter sadly disappointed.  Trump voter angry.  Trump voter let down.” There are gonna be never-ending series of stories like that, people who supposedly voted for Trump who are ready to see him impeached or thrown out of office.  I’m just telling you, it’s gonna be brutal.  And add to it Obama is gonna be in the news frequently, describing to the American people how horrible it is what Trump is trying to do to all the progress that occurred with his eight years.  So everybody involved in the Trump campaign is gonna have to be loaded with steel to deal with this.

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