Trump was not particularly upset by the coverage of the meeting and his vulgarity after it was first reported by The Washington Post, calling friends and asking how they expected it to play with his political supporters, aides said.And why not? Consider what he accomplished by what the Post says was a spur-of-the-moment meeting on the most significant piece of legislation currently before the Congress:
“Everyone was saying it would help with the base,” which would agree with his characterization, one person who spoke with the president said.
1. He got everyone to quit talking about "Fire and Fury"
2. He forced his prim opponents, such as the New York Times and NPR, to say a naughty word
3. He reassured his supporters that, yes, indeed, he is a stone-cold racist, just like them.
And wait, there's more. He emasculated rightwing senators Cotton and Perdue (emergency attendees, according to the Post's account) who will never again be able to negotiate with the Democratic leadership after being maneuvered into calling Durbin a liar.
It's a win-win-win-win-win . . . so much winning.
It is remarkable how many ducks he brought down with one shot.