When he run for the presidency in 2016, nobody thought Donald Trump could win his party’s nomination — not even Melania Trump – and later on defeat Hilary Clinton.
But stranger things have happened. Trump’s eventual victory brought into serious question the American system of democracy, where one candidate wins the majority vote but loses the election. Clinton got 3 million votes more than Trump, but alas, today Trump sits in the Oval Office.
America will never be the same again, as each day brings a new scandal and through his barrage of badly written and misspelled tweets Trump re-assures and invigorates racists and bigots to take to the streets.
If he wins a second term, and the possibility is real, because nobody in their right mind could have predicted a Trump presidency, America is fucked.
Our institutions will be wrecked. The environment will be destroyed beyond recognition. American stature abroad will suffer a blacker eye. And racism and bigotry will reign supreme as Trump presides over the worst presidency in American history.
Thirty years after the Berlin Wall came tumbling down (November 9, 1989), Donald Trump is throwing daily temper tantrums over the refusal of Congress to approve funding for the building of his racist wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. This in spite of many studies that show a wall will never stop immigrants/migrants seeking to enter the country fleeing persecution in their own countries, and seeking better lives here.
It is as if Trump has never comprehended the words writ large on the Statue of Liberty that he can clearly see from his TRUMP TOWER – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
It is incomprehensible, all this by a man whose last two wives are immigrants who entered the country, allegedly under dubious circumstances.
To understand Donald Trump you have to listen to what his staff, aides and former advisers have to say about him. You can’t make this stuff up.
Gen Jim Mattis, former Defense Secretary was reported as saying that Trump has the understanding of “ a fifth or sixth grader.” This came after Trump questioned why the government is spending resources to maintain a U.S. presence in the Korean Peninsula. To which Gen Mattis simply answered, “In order to stop WW III”.
Gen John Kelly, former WHite House Chief of Staff called his boss an “idiot” and “unhinged.”
Not to be outdone, Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, and Reince Priebus, former Chief of Staff have reportedly both called Trump an “idiot.” A word that seems to persist in describing this wreck of a president.
Former National Security Adviser, Gen H.R. McMaster is reported to have called Trump a “dope.”
The dictionary defines “dope” as a stupid person, a nincompoop, buffoon or blockhead. Take your pick.
The icing on the cake came from former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who in July 2017 reportedly called his boss a “moron”. He denies it. Who wouldn’t.
How we navigate the remaining two years of Trump’s presidency is anybody’s guess. But something needs to be done to save the Republic.
I hope Bob Mueller reads this.