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December 23, 2019

New York Times Sad: Trump Has Ruined Washington DC's Christmas Party Networking Circuit

This entire article is a lie, in addition to being about trivial things.

Their suggestion is that Trump has stopped social mixing in DC.

That's nonsense. Trump people aren't going out to these parties because they get "confronted." The media cheers when Senators and Secretaries are driven out of restaurants by antifa. Who wants to take a chance that these lunatics call their antifa buddies and let them know that a Trump Commerce official is present and ready to be beaten?

Donald Trump Has Drained the Swamp (of Good Christmas Parties)

Elites and D.C. establishment types are nostalgic for the days when cabinet secretaries rubbed shoulders with the riffraff and -- gasp -- journalists.

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Going out in Washington is work. Parties are places for D.C. officials and members of the press corps to meet, mix and move the pieces on the chess board. (Booze helps.) Money or beauty is irrelevant. Power, and the proximity to it, is the only metric. It has always been so.

President Trump has, as promised and to his supporters' glee, disrupted Washington’s way of life. And sure, as during Watergate, the news business is booming and random bureaucrats have been thrust onto the national stage. But it’s been hell on the social life.

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In the beginning, though, people such as Ms. Conway, Steven Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump could be counted on to show up at parties and interpret the latest presidential paroxysm in an effort to soothe the freaked-out establishment. Three years in, relations have soured.

"It's like a siege mentality," said Kevin Chaffee, a senior editor at Washington Life, a society magazine that is read by President Trump. "They don’t want to go out and court confrontation. Trump has cast a pall."



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