Trump refuses to ignore those who want to destroy him

Washington Post:
Trump’s tone could pose challenge as he seeks to govern a deeply divided nation

Since the election, he has continued the divisive rhetoric of his campaign. At “thank you” rallies, the president-elect has mocked opponents, sneered at the media and trumpeted his electoral feats, making little effort to reach out to the nearly 54 percent of voters who cast ballots for someone else.
Trump has a sarcastic style in dealing with those who oppose him.  Democrats and the media (pardon the redundancy)  are not used to this kind of response from a President.  They feasted on George W. Bush who refused to respond and they drove his numbers down.  They will probably still try to drive Trump's approval rating down but they should not expect a free ride.

One of the reasons Trump won was because he was seen as a fighter who would take on the Democrats and its media allies.  He is giving his supporters what they wanted and it would do him no good to try to appease the media because they really are sworn enemies looking for an excuse to attack him.

All you need to do is scan the Post's headlines on a daily basis and see that few if any of the writers are interested in moving in Trump's direction or that of his supporters.  Trying to appease them would be a waste of time and would be seen as a sell out by those who voted for him.


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