Monday, August 21, 2017
Donald Trump and the Question Journalists Don't Dare Ask
It's hard to believe, how time flies. But Donald Trump's "working vacation" is over and he's heading back to Washington.
But sadly, although he did little or no work, just played golf, tweeted, and watched a lot of cable TV, his vacation wasn't very relaxing.
And I'm afraid we're all going to pay for that, because now he's crazier than ever....
The White House he's going back to is an increasingly lonely place...
And not only does the Oval Office look like the scene of a mob massacre.
Boss Trump is still under attack from all those Americans who were horrified to hear him compare Nazis to those who oppose them.
For it revealed the monster within...
It made him look like a Nazi himself. Or a maniac.
And there is now a widespread feeling that a line has been crossed, or as the Los Angeles Times editorial board writes, that enough is ENOUGH.
These are not normal times. The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions.
With such a glaring failure of moral leadership at the top, it is desperately important that others stand up and speak out to defend American principles and values. This is no time for neutrality, equivocation or silence. Leaders across America — and especially those in the president’s own party — must summon their reserves of political courage to challenge President Trump publicly, loudly and unambiguously.
While the newspaper Trump likes to call the "failing New York Times," is now calling him the failing president.
With each day, President Trump offers fresh proof that he is failing the office that Americans entrusted to him. The rolling disaster of his presidency accelerated downhill last week with a news conference on Tuesday at which he seemed determined to sow racial strife in a nation desperate for a unifying vision.
This, in essence, is where we are now: a nation led by a prince of discord who seems divorced from decency and common sense.
And is also calling on Republicans to revolt.
The deeper question, to Mr. Trump’s remaining supporters, is not political but moral. It is whether they will continue to follow a standard-bearer who is alienating most of the country by embracing extremists.
And as if all of the above wasn't bad enough, then there's Steve Bannon, the man who likes to compare himself to a honey badger, who is now threatening to declare war on some in the Trump White House.
“Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. Someone said, ‘it’s Bannon the Barbarian.’ I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt. I built a fucking machine at Breitbart. And now I'm about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.”
And sounding as crazy as Trump himself.
It's an extraordinary situation and the eclipsing of a presidency...
But as Brian Stelter, CNN's media correspondent points out, many journalists are still avoiding the biggest question of all:
Is Trump mentally fit to be president, and if not WHAT?
It's a big question, but with every passing day I believe it's one that will become easier to ask.
A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren's (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump's Cabinet members to "quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals" to "assist in their deliberations" invoking the 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential removal procedures.
And the answer should be obvious:
Donald Trump is a Nazi sympathizer and a maniac, or a mad emperor with no clothes...
He is totally unfit to be the president of the United States.
And he must be removed from office, by whatever means necessary, as soon as is humanly possible..