I think I can honestly make the statement that the United States of America is adrift with no leadership. Donald Trump is more concerned with almost anything except the myriad of troubles facing this nation and its people, and the majority in Congress are more concerned with staying on Trump’s good side, if he has one, than with serving their constituents. Perhaps of equal concern is that a significant portion of the adult population of this nation seem content to remain bobbing in a vast sea of nothingness, just so long as Trump rants and talks ‘tough’.
We do not have a president at the helm, but instead we have an entertainer, a circus clown. Trump’s personal lawyer (one of a cadre) is under investigation and has, it turns out, done so many shady deals that the sun may never shine in his presence. I’m betting a good number of those deals were done on behalf of Trump. His current doctor is an alcoholic candyman and his former doctor is a looney bird who, it turns out, let Trump write his own health report in which he said he would be the ‘healthiest president in history’.
The man who sits in the Oval Office does not understand foreign policy in the least bit, and worse yet, sees no reason to learn anything about how the U.S. does or should interact with other nations. Instead, his foreign policy consists of one and only one goal: to undo anything and everything that was done during the eight years of the Obama administration. Thus, he has announced his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, leaving the U.S. the only nation on the globe that has said, “oh well” and shrugged its shoulders to the ongoing devastation caused by carbon emissions into the atmosphere. He has destroyed important international trade agreements without even knowing what the terms are, and further, imposed damning tariffs on friends and foes alike. He is likely to cancel the Iran deal that was making the world safer.
He is under investigation for collusion with Russia in order to buy the election, and for obstruction of justice in trying to interfere with investigations into his wrong doings. And instead of being cooperative or showing even a modicum of concern, he acts for all the world as if he is guilty and spends his time ranting about being a ‘victim’ of a witch hunt. Although he did not win the election honestly – that much is already proven – he is still spending time pursuing his opponent, Hillary Clinton … even after he has been in office for fifteen months! Talk about a witch hunt!
His intent was never to govern or to lead … his intent was always to rule. He does not insist on knowledge or intellect from his staff, but rather asks for blind loyalty and empty, inane praise. He does not wish to hear from his advisors what he needs to hear, but rather what he wants to hear. And thus far, most of his staff have been happy to comply. Those who didn’t, such as James Comey and Rex Tillerson, are no longer part of his staff. His lawyers are making a mad dash for the exits, much like rats deserting a sinking ship.
Donald Trump is tearing this nation apart. He is making horrible decisions affecting humans, the environment and the economy … decisions that will carry a high price tag well into the future. He has the mental capacity of a five-year-old and the linguistic skills of a teenager.
So with all that said, could somebody please tell me why his overall approval rating, as based on an aggregate of polls, keeps edging up??? What the Sam Heck are people finding to approve of? What’s to like? Not. One. Single. Thing. Granted, there is some skewing of the polls, for people like you and I rarely if ever respond to unsolicited phone calls, meaning that the average person polled is likely a bored housewife with nothing better to do who will say she likes Trump because he “tells it like it is”, as she read on a Facebook meme one day.
Instead of worrying about important issues both at home and abroad, he is planning a military parade whereby the armed forces will march down Pennsylvania Avenue and salute him. Instead of trying to actually understand the complexities of the Iran deal, he is busy threatening Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over a closed case against Hillary Clinton. Instead of taking time to study the data on climate change, he is trying to figure out a CYA plan to counter a lawsuit by a former mistress. THIS IS NOT A PRESIDENT!
The United States was once considered a world leader, was once referred to as the land of opportunity, but in just fifteen short months we have started down a path toward being barely above a third world, underdeveloped nation. Our leaders care not if we have health care, if we have air that is breathable or water that is drinkable. They care not that we are so far in debt and getting in deeper every day. They care not that racism and white supremacy are on the rise. It is time for the people … yes you REPUBLICANS … to wake up and smell the coffee! In the Capitol we have a majority of wimps who are too afraid of Trump and the GOP to do the right thing. WAKE UP, Congress, and realize that Donald Trump is NOT your boss – We The People are! If they have not stood firm and begun the process of removing Trump from office by November, they better be voted out of their own offices, else by the next election, this rudderless ship will have hit the iceberg and be on its way to the bottom of the sea.