|Grift Mill: the paper mill "De Grift" in Wapenveld-Berghuizer, Netherlands. in an undated postcard via Delcampe.net.|
Business plan (Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times):
For a fee, Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s pugilistic former campaign manager, and Barry Bennett, a former Trump senior adviser, will protect you from “tweet risk” — what happens to the stock price and reputation of your company when the president tells his 26 million Twitter followers that you’re killing factory jobs or refusing to sell Ivanka Trump handbags.
“If he’s gonna come after you, there’s nothing we can do to stop it,” Mr. Bennett said of Avenue Strategies, the firm he and Mr. Lewandowski opened in offices overlooking Mr. Trump’s White House bedroom window. “But if you want to figure out how to win in this environment, we can help you.”They'll advise you on how to “call Jared Kushner and tell him you’re gonna build a new factory,” or get the Emperor to “fly somewhere, cut a ribbon, and high-five 200 employees,” which “drives optimism, and it drives his power.” Yes, for a fee they'll help you out in your effort to make Trump more powerful, and maybe get a cut of some of the profits. Those rightwing grift mills never stop grinding.
Mr. Lewandowski, who declined to be interviewed, has called any suggestion that he’s cashing in “absolutely disgusting.”