Donald Trump wants to be an outsider, but he knows from years of business that you have to bring in expertise if you want a job done right. Trump’s gilded buildings may not be to everybody’s taste, and the financing of his businesses hasn’t always worked out (by his own admission) — but his buildings don’t fall down. Because for all the tax tricks, the buildings generally “meet code” as the say in the construction business — that is they meet the government regulations put in place to keep the structures safe.
Trump’s desire for expertise and possibly a bit of the establishment is reportedly bringing the pragmatic President-elect into conflict with his flame-throwing top aide Kellyanne Conway. Conway has been bashing Mitt Romney even as Romney is purportedly being considered by Trump for Secretary of State. MSNBC reports that Trump isn’t too happy about Conway going rogue, calling the President-elect furious about the Romney digs. Romney has some international standing, broad global business experience and a reputation for getting things done — qualities Trump knows from business are necessary for success. Trump may want to shake up the world, but he still wants to meet code. Mitt Romney is code. Is Conway being “unfair!” to Mitt? It’s one of Trump’s favorite accusations.
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Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016