The Happiness of the Establishment. All of a sudden, President Trump is earning bipartisan praise from the Beltway Media -- and all it took was a solid week of bomb-dropping. Following missile strikes in Syria, the "Mother Of All Bombs" blast in Afghanistan and the brinksmanship with North Korea, we survey the smiles of the War Party in Washington. Should the "projection of force abroad" help legitimize a president in the eyes of our Elites? Meanwhile, as noted by Tucker Carlson, the Democratic Party is fully on board with the war whoops, as it castigates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, one of their last remaining skeptics. Where is President Trump taking his administration? We listen to Sebastian Gorka, adviser to Trump, offer assurances that recent actions do not mark a transition toward a "neoconservative" nor "interventionist" foreign policy. Nevertheless, we ask, how much stretch in the rubber band can Trump's Base tolerate? With Listener Calls and Easter Music via Gene Autry, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Mayssa Karaa's "White Rabbit."
April 16, 2017