Here’s what I think is going on
Donald Trump, fraudster, con man and Snake-oil salesman supreme is a dishonest, narcissistic opportunistic man-child who accidentally stumbled on the notion that he could become president of the United States of America. Given his own misgivings about achieving that high office, he pursued it anyway. Over time he gradually got used to the idea that he would become one of the most powerful persons on earth; even though he still did not expect to achieve that post.
By fair means or foul, he was elected 45th President of the United States of America. And almost immediately he realized that he now had an immense power at his disposal.
Unfortunately for the population of the United States, we were unable at that point in time to do much about what we did not know was happening or had already happened.
Most residents of the United States were unaware that any intervention had taken place in our 2016 election process. More surprising for most of them is that it happened through the social media platforms to be found in almost every American household. Namely Facebook and Twitter.
To cut a long story short, A Special Counsel was nominated to investigate the extent etc., of foreign interference. Without going into all the legalese (because I am not a lawyer or trained in law) Jeff sessions who was the Attorney General of the United States (correctly) recused himself from this procedure on the grounds that he would be a witness in any ongoing investigation. The result of his recusal called for the appointment of a deputy Attorney General Attorney who in turn nominated and appointed the Hon. Robert Mueller III as Special Counsel.
No word was heard from Mr. Mueller’s office for about 22 months. We waited patiently for his report.
In the meantime, several very curious events occurred: The FBI Director James Comey was fired (by Tweet). William Barr was proposed and appointed Attorney general of the United States to replace the recused Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump also fired all US Attorneys-General and all Ambassadors to foreign countries. Also, he nominated and had appointed several key positions such as Supreme court judges, cabinet posts, several Secretary levels posts and directors of the CIA and the FBI.
One of the curious cabinet posts came to us in the person of Rex Tillerson. He was formerly the CEO of Exxon Mobil. He was appointed to be the premier diplomat of the United Sates as Secretary of state. The rationale given at the time was that he had had extensive dealings with Russia. Later developments will explain the reason why I thought it a curious appointment.
Trump is not given to reading, listening or believing. By all accounts, he does like to watch cable news especially FOX and FRIENDS with Sean Hannity and copious amounts of Rush Limbaugh. Having said that, Trump disparages almost everyone for having (in his opinion) a low IQ (in other words he believes no-one is smarter than he). Instead of listening to his intelligence organizations and believing what he is told, he prefers to be guided by his gut-feeling.
Since Trump has been in office more than 40 people have been fired or resigned from his administration.
It is becoming clearer each day to the American public the Trump is not qualified nor is he competent to carry out the duties of the President of the United States.
For example: he has no basic skills such as tact, respect, honesty, empathy, kindness, or generosity. He has demonstrated himself to be a nasty, bullying petti-minded, puerile philandering, racist, misogynistic, self-serving, cheat, thief, liar, and all-round know-it-all. He lacks administrative abilities and has no understanding of the world at large. He ably demonstrates his origins as a wealthy, spoiled brat.
I would like to point out a paradoxical reporting or series of media reports in which the successful business-man Donald J. Trump lost $916M. I don’t believe that Trump lost this money but rather laundered it via middlemen to Russia. A possible way he did this was to engineer losses by his casino(s) to Russian middlemen. If this is true, it would explain the hold that Vladimir Putin has over him. It would seem like his Trump Tower deal fell through and Putin has played Trump for a useful idiot by telling him “Kiss your money goodbye or I’ll spill the beans, unless you do what I tell you to do”. In short Donald Trump may be selling us down the river.
Sadly, Trump, as Tillerson said, is an ‘effing moron.
Now to Tillerson and Exxon-Mobile. Trump it seems at some point in time was anxious to conclude a $400B deal for Russian oil. Tillerson being a more honorable person probably indicated No Way Mr. President and was soon out of the door. Then Trump thwarted by this setback (read betrayal) indicated that he would like to release our oil reserves. This would have created a shortage and provide an opening for Trump to enter into the deal with Russia. That did not happen.
Has anybody noticed how anxious Trump is to begin a new war.? Trump understands that those with big bucks at the beginning of a war end up with even more bucks at the end of a war.
In more recent days we saw reporting on an attack on Aramco in Saudi. This smacks of the of Gulf of Tonkin incident and the begin of the Vietnam war. What happened? Prices at the pump went up. You figure it out. Koch brothers are happy.
A brief mention of Trump’s wall. He will probably make millions or billions in kickbacks.
Trump is an unfortunate being. His lack of ability to understand almost all aspects of life except for lust and greed, both of which lead him to an abuse of his power. His ignorance is likely to lead to a downward spiral of a once great nation. The Republic of the United States of America which sought freedom from the tyranny of King George III of Great Britain, has the possibly of being destroyed by this person who would be King.
We must consider his actions, appointments, conduct and conclude he must be voted out of office. While he considers himself to be above the law and has committed crimes and misdemeanors and possibly treason; he must be voted out of office and brought before the nation to be tried and judged and then handed a lawful sentence for his misdeeds and failure to uphold his oath of office.
July 8, 2022 at 6:27 pm
An uncomfortable read. For Trump read Johnson, they are peas from the same pod.
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July 8, 2022 at 7:07 pm
Stephen, thanks for your comments. Sadly, it will take time to repair all of the damage that has been done by both of them
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July 9, 2022 at 6:16 am
The snake oil men have taken over the rational world. He is still hanging around like a bad smell and so is Boris Johnson who likewise is shameless and dangerous.
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July 9, 2022 at 7:26 pm
Trump and Johnson give us a better understanding of what many Germans, (those (who did not join the NAZI party) went through with Adolf Hitler between 1933 and 1939.