Monday, January 30, 2017
Donald Trump and the Wild Child in the White House
He has unleashed chaos all over the world with his insane travel ban. He is triggering massive protests all over his country.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
He is acting like a man suffering from senile dementia, even though he claims to feel like he's thirty-nine not seventy.
But the truth could be even scarier than that.
For as Maureen Dowd writes, Trump is acting like a wild child in the White House.
So now we’re getting the crazy straight up. The Doomsday Clock is ticking faster, the resistance is growing, and teetotaler Donald Trump already seems drunk with power.
It took us years to find out that Richard Nixon was swilling Scotch, eating dog biscuits, talking to the White House portraits and blowing up the Vietnam peace talks in 1968 to help his election bid.
But with President Trump, it’s all right out there — the tantrums, the delusions, the deceptions, the self-doubts and overcompensation. If the last president was too above the fray, this one is the fray. We’ve gone from no drama to all drama, a high ethical standard to no ethical standard.
It is indeed stunning to see how quickly it went weird.
To Trump biographer Tim O’Brien, the new president conjured the image of “a guy on a pogo stick in the Rose Garden bouncing around with a TV remote control in his hand trying to decide what to respond to in the next 30 seconds on Twitter.”
And what makes all this even scarier, is that Trump just took power away from his top generals and gave it to his grubby uber right-wing consiglieri Steve Bannon.
President Donald Trump is reshuffling the US National Security Council (NSC), downgrading the military chiefs of staff and giving a regular seat to his chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Mr Bannon, formerly the head of the populist right-wing, Breitbart News website, will join high-level discussions about national security.
Who in addition to being a bigot and a misogynist, who wants to muzzle the media.
Is also as crazy as they come, and a man who wants to destroy everything.
“I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed.
Shocked, I asked him what he meant.
“Lenin, he answered, wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
Which explains why Trump has appointed so many members to his cabinet, who once vowed to destroy the departments they will now head...
And while that's scary enough, what's really terrifying is that by removing the military chiefs of staff from national security meetings, Trump is eliminating the last people who might hope to restrain him.
And replacing them with Bannon who will only encourage the wild child in the White House....
Even if that means leading us all to total destruction...
And the good news?
Trump's popularity is plunging.
While the protests against him just keep getting bigger and bigger...
So it won't be long before his regime starts coming apart at the seams.
Steve Bannon will be removed by the Republicans, or the military.
And the crazy baby Trump will end up in the pen where he belongs...