When Trump Fights the Left, He Punches Up

By Fletch Daniels:

President Trump sent out a tweetstorm on Sunday morning on a wide range of topics that included media corruption, the economy, failing union leadership, the Democrats’ employment of the tired racism charge, and Hurricane Dorian, among other subjects.

He called out a few people and organizations by name, to include America’s worst economist, Paul Krugman, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the “Amazon Washington Post,” and the Squad.

A common critique on message boards is that Trump is punching down at his opponents. While there is room to question the wisdom of some of his tweets, President Trump is not punching down. He is actually punching up.

Liberals have near lockstep control of the cultural heights, and everyone Trump called out is a full member of that twisted cultural cabal. Liberals own the mainstream media, academia, the entire entertainment industry, union leadership, the government bureaucracy, the publishing industry, the music industry, and social media, among others. Conservatives hold mere pockets of influence within these cultural forces.

Any conservative who punches at a liberal or even threatens liberals’ monopoly on a cultural power is automatically punching upward, since liberals can and will rain fire down on any conservative, to include the president. No matter how many tweets President Trump sends out, there will still be a power disparity between him and the liberal cultural institutions that does not favor the president.

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