I have decided it will be valuable to capture a timeline on the takeover of Trump. This came to me as a result of Trump’s decision to strike Syria with about five dozen cruise missiles. Whether you believe there has been a takeover, whether you believe he hasn’t been taken over but is playing three dimensional chess, or whether you believe we are seeing Trump for what he has always been – a politician who would say anything to win office – it seems to me that capturing this timeline is going to be of value.
This list provides daily headlines about Trump. I am trying to remain focused on the following themes:
· Where Trump pushes against the establishment
· Where the establishment pushes back at Trump
· Where one side or the other has a victory
You will see below a real work in progress. I am not satisfied with it as most of the sources are mainstream sources – the result of taking from page 1 of Google search results. The searches were on one word: Trump. I want to do further searches, using Trump AND each of the following: Russia, Putin, spygate, recount, Electoral College, Flynn, Mattis, McCain, Schumer, Graham, Bannon.
I will ask: if you believe I have / am neglecting any major theme or story, let me know and send a link. I will add it to the list and follow the thread as necessary.
Also, I have started the list with the day of his election. I do intend to go earlier, as so many of the events and statements during the campaign must be captured.
Keep in mind: I provide the list without having read every linked article or essay. Further, the list, already very long yet with so much to add, is not intended to provide a full narrative or tell a story. It is intended to be a reference, a starting point.
You will find the first draft of the timeline here.