Courtesy of The LA Times:
It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”
Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office.
Instead, seventy-some days in — and with about 1,400 to go before his term is completed — it is increasingly clear that those hopes were misplaced.
In a matter of weeks, President Trump has taken dozens of real-life steps that, if they are not reversed, will rip families apart, foul rivers and pollute the air, intensify the calamitous effects of climate change and profoundly weaken the system of American public education for all.
His attempt to de-insure millions of people who had finally received healthcare coverage and, along the way, enact a massive transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich has been put on hold for the moment. But he is proceeding with his efforts to defang the government’s regulatory agencies and bloat the Pentagon’s budget even as he supposedly retreats from the global stage.
Trump has not done one single thing to help the average American. That is the one sure fact that we know. How his followers cannot see this is beyond me. He is simply handing over money to the wealthy. Every single thing he has done so far benefits the rich and no one else.
And then there is the matter of his Russian connections. I have no doubt that something nefarious went on with Putin and Trump’s campaign. No doubt whatsoever. That fat tub of lard is pretty worried about it – hence the endless tweets and the dash for the door when he was asked about Flynn looking for immunity.
His ridiculous and cruel immigration changes are decimating the tourism industry. Many of these workers are on minumum wage. Soon they will end up joining the unemployment line.
And just wait until you have to pay ten dollars for a peach or a head of lettuce. I’m finding it hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel for the USA and the rest of the world.
He also looks like shit. Pale, wan and bloated. I suppose his job approval ratings and the fact that the FBI is investigating him may be having a deleterious effect on his health. We can only hope!