TEAR GAS AND TARIFFS

Trump’s Punchbowl Dirty Deeds  

The very vulgar saying, “a turd in the punchbowl” applies to Donald Trump in most of what he says and how he acts. It means something or someone that spoils, ruins, or needlessly complicates a situation or circumstance. One could also say, that a person doing such a horrible thing was being a disagreeable nuisance or source of irritation. The President sure does what he wants without the understanding or care of how it might hurt people. He makes up his own analysis and answers without hearing from experts or opposite points of view.

When Donald Trump wanted to fulfill one of his campaign promises to get back at China and Europe, he ordered tariffs on steel and aluminum. When Trump created a fear of South Americans coming to the US-Mexico border, he got his wish. Young men and families attempted to cross the border into San Diego. And in true form, Trump border army launched tear gas and mustard bullets into the crowds without any regard for the women and children. One can argue the old “human shield” argument, but when Trump lied about three border agents being injured, he proved once again that he will lie about anything.

When asked about the latest mandated government report on the affects and possible results of climate change, he simply said, “I don’t believe it.” At this point, we don’t really know what he believes in. He says he believes in America and America First, but when his actions directly harm the economy, the workers and the international reputation of the United States, his actions seem like a big joke, rather than serious governance.

He surrounds himself with “Yes” men and women who sometimes, against their own judgement, will agree with him and push out the lies that support the most outrageous statements. Some in government, knowing they will be held to a certain standard by oversight and ethics lawyers, will tell the truth. And then the truth is buried.

When the smoke clears on this administration, we will fully comprehend the damage that this fool has brought to our country. The shame of those who disagree but do not speak will not be forgotten. With their $800 suits and TV makeup, Senators and Representatives have done nothing to stop this rogue president and his disregard for the rule of law. Donald Trump is just another self-serving political whore without any moral conviction or patriotic spine. He only works toward his own agenda without the long-term implications being considered. He also is lying about how he is losing money by being president. If that is true, why wouldn’t he fire his sons running the company?

Sure, Trump can get press showing soldiers lobbing tears gas into Hispanics at the border, but his plan just might backfire. If Mexico holds the immigrants and works toward giving them jobs and housing near the border, Mexico could have a new low wage work force that will eventually hurt the US job market? Time will tell.

But the man who says he has a plan to make everything better and create millions of jobs is now faced with the inevitable reality, that US corporations are capitalistic organizations that make decisions based on data, not the whim of a man with a big tie. We saw what General Motors did this week, and we know that even though they won’t admit it openly, the tariffs that Trump imposed will cost that company a billion dollars.

A recent article showed tons of soy beans rotting in storage because of Trump’s actions with the Asian markets. When does someone suggest more talking with trading partners and less outright antagonistic bullshit and tweet storms.

The fact that Donald Trump can only disagree makes him a president who cannot work toward someone else’s good idea.

He has created a vacuum and slipped something into the punchbowl that no one wants. Our Great Orange Leader is his own worst enemy. The latest poll shows that 60% disapprove of him and only 38% think he’s a great leader. He says that there may be some short-term pain, but why would any worker have to fear that they might lose their job? The stock market is doing so well, why wouldn’t those companies take care of their workers? Oh yeah, Trump doesn’t care about the workers. He only says he does.

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BLACK EYE ON THE ADMINISTRATION

Absentee President Trump

It is amazing to me how disconnected Donald Trump is from in the citizens of America, but it’s even more troubling seeing how unconnected he is with those who work with him every day. If we believe reports, he might be more interested in his teams’ sex lives than whether they received the proper security clearance to be working with classified documents.

The story of Rob Porter, White House secretary, is just another example of this administration’s inability to find the right people, vet them properly and make sure they won’t become a public relations problem. One can get fooled by pedigree and college diplomas, but the FBI knew of Rob’s shortcomings and let the Chief of Staff, John Kelly, know about them. Can you believe the FBI did its job? Hope Hicks, another Trump private dancer, appears to be “involved” with too many of the Trump men and is on the Special Counsel’s radar. Should she also go?

According to CNN, “Senior aides to President Donald Trump knew for months about allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives.” Now, no one likes a wife beater, but the grotesque defense of this public figure by those in high places is despicable. Even after we all saw a picture of one of Porter’s wives with a black eye, they continued the soft-shoe routine.

This “nothing-to-see-here” routine has become mighty old. I contend that Donald Trump doesn’t have the principled disciplines of a good business person because he never worked for a public company. In a sense, his private venture businesses made him isolated and ignorant about why good governance is good business. All of his success went to his head, not to a knowledge base he can rely on during today’s challenges.

Trump may want a splashy military parade, but he doesn’t want to admit that, after one year in office, the number of people who had to be shit-canned displays his abundant incompetence. If he wants to put on a uniform and go fight some of these wars that we still wage, he might be able to salvage some credibility. Right now, though, he looks like a little boy playing with his tiny toy soldiers, alone in a room, far, far away.

Rob Porter is just another one on the list of people who follow Trump not because they are gallant patriots but because they, too, have fallen for the con. How do we judge the people who will lie for this man? What will history show about people like Omarosa, Tom Price, Sebastian Gorka, Steve Bannon, Anthony Scaramucci, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Mike Dubke, Michael Flynn and, now, Rob Porter? I predict they will become little footnotes in the story I am now calling The Great American Mistake.

Donald Trump as President is a mistake. As the stock market yo-yos up and down, the leader of the free world appears to be less in control and more out of touch than any president before him. He said, “… what the hell!” at a Prayer Breakfast in Washington. At least he didn’t use the F-word or say “shithole” again. But there is still time for more faux pas and indiscretions. Just like his kids, the Great Orange Leader has achieved the award for most out-of-touch person of the year. Maybe he’ll make the cover of DIPSHIT magazine.

I spoke with a gentleman the other day who works with stocks and trading. We were talking about all the partisan bickering and how it prevents things getting done. And then he said, “I just wish we could get back to moderation on all this stuff.” And I agreed. But with Donald Trump, he doesn’t care about moderating his views. He has no compromise genes in his body.

The true “black eye” on this administration is that fact they don’t listen to other points of view. The Trump Republicans, like sheep, wait to find out what the big guy is going to say before they articulate their positions. Whatever Trump says about the deal, they all align with and defend. When someone does something wrong, there is an unwillingness to simply tell the truth and move on. Any person who refuses to say, “I’m sorry” has a huge character flaw.

John Kelly has become today’s “whipping boy” on the Rob Porter crisis. But why is this even a crisis? As soon as Porter’s erratic and damaging personal conduct was discovered, he should have been eliminated from the team. John Kelly has already shown that he is nothing but Trump’s puppet, and he works every day attempting to fix the behavior of what most of his contemporaries believe is a disastrous human being in command.

This is not Kelly’s fault. Donald Trump probably knew about Porter’s past and simply didn’t think it was important. It’s been documented that Donald Trump has harassed and performed his own sexual misconduct on more than 19 women. Why would he care about what Rob Porter did to his two ex-wives?

The character of the man at the top continues to be exposed, but that doesn’t change anything. This is a President without any core belief system or a genuine need to follow the law. As John Kelly might say, Trump is an empty barrel. Totally absentee and asinine.

 

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.

 

New Book about Terrorism

One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on his quest to find truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

Now available on Amazon.