Unless you fall into the “31% of Americans” (or lower) category, you are probably going to hate this post with a passion. BUT… If you have a few minutes, I would like to talk about the President and Donald Trump.
I do not think that it is any secret that this is probably the most hated and controversial person of our time, largely he has done it to himself… Not only has he done it to himself, but he continues to stir shit up each and every day. From the outside looking in, it seems the guy has no filter what-so-ever… not even a degraded felt pad. I do not think that anyone actually has the ability to guess how the man actually thinks. Let alone calculate the justification for his actions.
The most controversial to-date would probably the transgender ban, and the pardoning of former Sharif Arpaio, more controversially doing so under the cloud of Hurricane Harvey. Just in case that was not enough controversy, all of this such a short time after controversial remarks made around white supremacy and Nazis. (Holy) The first few rounds of the travel ban were rather raw and poorly executed… Since we are on the subject.
Then you can add on the regular hits at the Media, Republicans, Democrats, independents, and all of the internal White House battles that are also happening now.
Things seem to be escalating here… No?
Has anything constructive actually happened in the last seven months? I mean really? Well, the only thing I can think of is the placement of a Judge on the Supreme Court. (Yes Neil Gorsuch,
that was a win.)
…this is the past you are probably not going to like…
The President of the United States deserves your respect. (I’m already getting hate mail!). Let me explain, or at least try to…. Before I do, understand that I am talking about the President… not the man behind it.
POTUS probably has the most complicated and thankless job on this planet. A ridicules amount of problems and chaos cross that desk on an hourly basis. In addition to all of the meagre problems that bombard the ovel office every hour, potentially catastrophic situations cross it also. Another thing to keep in mind is that the President of the United States has information that you and I simply do not, he is after all at the top of the top secret / eyes only chain. All I’m trying to say, is that a normal president would do “something” for a reason, perhaps to manipulate “something else”.
Take a look at North Korea as my example to you. POTUS is likely receiving intelligence briefings a couple times a day, in those briefings, they likely speak to the true capabilities of the DPRK’s military ambitions. It is likely (hopefully) the president knows much more about that situation than you or I. When he chose to take a hard line, and call Kim Jong-un out, POTUS was probably well aware that they couldn’t hit Guam if they walked over and spit on it. If you can believe that strategy, it worked. North Korea ate some crow eventually and never fired those rockets. Seemingly the President won that cock fight. …for the time being anyway.
It’s also worth taking a pop shot at North Korea here, August 25th they fire three short range missiles and all three failed miserably… How embarrassing for them.
The man behind POTUS clearly has some issues. I am not entirely sure what mental condition encompasses the need to be the focus of all attention, but Trump clearly has this problem. Unfortunately, I do not think there are any pills for that condition. Seemingly the Donald is becoming more and more alone as his inner circles are pushed out. When Steve Bannon was fired, it became clear the Trump would stop nowhere be on top. Awkward considering, he is quickly approaching rock bottom.
His days are clearly numbered, if the Robert Mueller investigation doesn’t get him, the congress and fellow republicans surly will. If somehow, he survives those blows I am confident he will paint himself into a corner on twitter and self-destruct with the American people themselves.
I half thought during his campaign that he was just trying to make a mockery of the American democracy, truthfully, I am not convinced that is not his end game. Equally as certain is that when Mike Pence decided to join him and run for Vice President, he knew that he would ultimately become the President when President Trump was no longer.
The eyes of the world are certainly on the USA right now.