Trump is using negative anchors to break up the stalemate in Washington.

Instead of preemptively watering down his proposals to what he thinks people will accept, he is going for much more than he actually wants.

Then, he’ll negotiate with an alarmed opposition. One that is not longer comfortable that the status quo will go on for as long as possible. One that fears that basic freedoms are under attack.

The ensuing battle will bring the real issues that matter to the top. It will cause real change, instead of a slow sideways progression.

The resistance of private institutions and state government will get bolder. There will be lawsuits, protests, and even violence.

It will get ugly.

And in the end there will be change.

Some of it will be good, some of it will be bad, but it will be new and different.

The side with the most emotional strength will prevail.

^Day 196/90 186 words

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