Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Donald Trump: Will Chaos Lead to War?

It was the front page of the New York Post on Friday, which had to be updated in a hurry yesterday...

And it's a pro-Trump paper. 

So you know the situation must be getting desperate.

One moment Reince Priebus was his chief of staff, the next moment he wasn't.

One moment Anthony Scaramucci aka The Mooch, was Boss Trump's best friend ever...

The next moment he was outta there.

Escorted out of the White House, after he was fired by Trump's new babysitter, general John Kelly. 

John F. Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, firmly asserted his authority on his first day in the White House on Monday, telling aides he will impose military discipline on a free-for-all West Wing, and he underscored his intent by firing Anthony Scaramucci, the bombastic communications director, 10 days after he was hired.

Who seems determined to prove that the Orange Oaf isn't completely unhinged.

Despite all the evidence to the contrary...

Leaving CNN's Jeanne Moos to wonder how could the Mooch be pooched so soon?

And leaving me to wonder whether Trump will survive this new scandal. 

Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016, according to multiple people with knowledge of the deliberations.

Falsely claiming that his son had talked about adoptions with that Russian lawyer, when in fact Trump Jr. was looking to get some dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Over the next three days, multiple accounts of the meeting were provided to the news media as public pressure mounted, with Trump Jr. ultimately acknowledging that he had accepted the meeting after receiving an email promising damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s campaign.

Which along with his firing of James Comey, could leave him vulnerable to charges of obstructing justice, and lead to his impeachment.

Unless of course, he can start a war first.

With relations souring between the president and his own party, with the West Wing thrown into chaos, and with the Russia investigation continuing to dog the administration, the president’s governing agenda has lost momentum. 

At first glance, this must be reassuring to Trump’s opponents, but it really shouldn’t be: The more he’s stymied at home, the more likely he is to look for victories abroad, a dynamic that significantly raises the risk of armed conflict.

Can general Kelly restrain Donald Trump, after so many others have failed?

It won't be easy, but let's hope he can. 

Before that mad monster kills us all...


  1. Anonymous2:47 PM

    There will be a military coup before he goes into North Korea. Kelly has some foul views but he called Comey when Comey was on his way back home after getting​ fired. Apart from Comey's wife, who the fuck would have called that quickly? Also, there was a report today that Mattis and Kelly had an agreement early days not to leave the monster alone. The military is the fail safe, a coup may be our only hope.

    1. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Maybe they'll spike his toilet paper with ARSEnic.

    2. hi anon 2:47pm...I have to admit that the situation is so desperate that I am hoping that the generals can save us. Because at this point if they can't nobody can. Kelly's reaction to the Comey firing is encouraging, and if Trump does reach for the nuclear button hopefully all three generals in the situation room can sit on him until he calms down...

    3. hi anon 4:36 pm...well let's not be THAT drastic. If they have to use arsenic let them spike his bucket of KFC. Every condemned criminal deserves a last meal... ;)

  2. Anonymous9:09 PM

    The Trump White House is a bad joke. But as you point, out the frightening part is that those jokers could start a nuclear war and kill us all. We need to get Trump and his gang out of there before it's too late.

    1. hi anon 9:09 pm...yes there can be no doubt that we are in great danger. But the resistance to Trump is rising, and every day he gets weaker not stronger. And his moral authority to declare war is fading away...

  3. Anonymous10:05 PM

    "the times they are a changin", one thing that Trump and Kim Jong have in common is that their time is running out. Hopefully they will go with a whimper rather than a bang.

    1. hi RT...the combination of Trump and Kim Jong Ding Dong is a real nightmare, but I was encouraged to see Tillerson tell the North Koreans that the US is not their enemy. For only smart diplomacy can end this nightmare before it claims millions of lives...

  4. John B.2:34 AM

    Nothing like being frog-marched off the job, especially in the morning. Very exhilarating.


    My guess: Venezuela. Some worthy freedom fighters need a hand. Familiar terrain and screenplay. Maybe just something similar to the attempt on Hugo or 9-11 (73). Make America and Exxon feel good again. Too easiest, provided that the Chinese and Russian wealth creators can be accorded something suitable as their sides of the win-win-win. But maybe with the adults taking charge and some minor rewrites that won't be necessary.

    1. hi John...I am very concerned about the possibility that the US might invade Venezuela. I feel sorry for the people who are suffering in that country. But more violence isn't the answer. What the world should be doing is helping the hungry...