“I intend to exploit the change of the guard in the U.S.A. and bring them to approval,” Mr. Turgeman told Israel’s Channel 2. Until now, he said, there had been pressure from Mr. Netanyahu’s office not to proceed to avoid angering Washington. “That’s over. From now, we intend to take the plans out of deep freeze.” – Peter Baker [New York Times]
THE QUOTE above about settlements is part of the “Trump effect,” as it’s being called. What a difference an election makes.
Giving Tuesday is here, so feel free to share a link or give a nod if you so choose.
Beyond the David Petraeus irony, watching everyone trip over themselves trying to stab Kellyanne Conway over having an opinion has been entertaining. Since everyone forgot, the outsiders are running the joint now. She’s wrong about loyalty once inside the Administration, see Hillary Clinton. But Mr. Romney should prepare to get edged out by staff if he doesn’t work to have a strong bond with President-elect Trump, again, see Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times clears up the mess left all day by just about everyone on social media and cable.
“When he’s upset with someone, they know it,” Ms. Conway said in a telephone interview late Monday afternoon. While her public display may have bothered some members of Mr. Trump’s transition team, by all accounts, her close relationship with the next occupant of the Oval Office remains secure.
Mr. Trump, in a statement emailed Monday evening by his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said: “Kellyanne came to me and asked whether or not she could go public with her thoughts on the matter. I encouraged her to do so. Most importantly she fully acknowledged there is only one person that makes the decision. She has always been a tremendous asset and that will continue.”
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
If you’re looking for something to read this week, an article on “potential conflicts around the globe” for Trump is stunning. It’s quicksand.