OBSERVATIONS ABOUT DONALD J. TRUMP – 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Part 4) Moving on.
Donald Trump is not being noted as someone careful with the truth or about what he says. Together with his propensity for exaggeration, he seems to be extremely uninformed about some matters at hand. It is very apparent that Donald seems to have had no inkling as to what being the POTUS really means.
Take the matter of Syria. While at dinner at his private resort, Mar a Lago in Florida with the Chinese Premier Xi JinPing he decided to launch a missile attack. Some 60 cruise missiles (at great expense to the tax-payer) were launched against a Syrian airfield. One or two would have sufficed since it was only intended as a shot across the bow so to speak.
This is a classic case of the difference between men and boys is in the price of their toys. This was not a well-planned military offensive; this was more an after dinner fireworks display for his guest. He claims he did it for the horrible deaths that Syrian children had suffered as a result of a Sarin gas attack. A good line Donald but I think it was more a test to see if his commanders would actually carry out his orders. As an interesting aside, one can speculate that in doing so his commanders validated his reason for ordering the surprising attack. However, one is left with the thought; was this a case of I’m the POTUS and I can do this? I should add that it was reported that Premier Xi Jin ping was not impressed and put it down to Trump flexing his muscles.
Returning now to some of the people surrounding Donald Trump and occupying positions in the White House. Perhaps the best place to start would be the actual transition (team) if that’s what it could called.
At the very outset it is possible and correct to write that the transition from the President Obama administration to the Trump takeover was inept, unprofessional, sloppy and chaotic. A clear demonstration that Trump didn’t know what he didn’t know. Instead of listening and receiving advice from those in the know, he took a typical Trumpian approach redolent of bombast and ignorance almost like a marauding Viking chief, looting and pillaging a coastal villages in Ireland during the 830’s.
The dust still has not settled. Can you imagine that in their haste to occupy the center of power they did not even ask how to turn the lights on? It’s true! You can’t make this stuff up.
His transition leader was Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey. Christie incidentally was under investigation for a traffic snafu which occurred in retaliation against the mayor of Ft. Lee who failed to endorse him.
Mike Pence the Vice President elect took over and some semblance of order began to take hold. It is still unclear just what Donald Trump had in mind when making appointment. Many of his decisions were obviously based on that appointee’s loyalty and campaign participation and or contributions.
In other words it was more a distribution o the king’s largesse that a considered evaluation of experience, ability or talent. One can only characterize some of the appointments as bogus.