You know what’s disheartening? I’ll tell you. The recently published Reuters interview with Comrade Trump. Wait, let me amend that. Any interview with Comrade Trump. Hell, let me amend that again — any interview with almost anybody about Comrade Trump. They’re all disheartening, and they’re disheartening for the same reason.
Here’s the reason: Trump is a fuckwit. An arrogant fuckwit. An arrogant fuckwit who is unaware of his own arrogance and fuckwittery. There’s not even a word to describe the staggering degree of arrogant fuckwittery the man exhibits.
For example, this from the Reuters interview:
“This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
He thought it would be easier. He thought being President of These United States would be easier than running a branding chop shop from Trump Tower. He’s surprised to find running an entire nation is more work than his previous gig. Jeebus Pericles, that is just so completely fucking astonishing. And what makes it even worse is the undeniable fact that Trump’s doing a shitty goddamn job of it. The job is harder than he thought and he’s not even doing it well. It’s not just that Comrade Trump is fumbling around in the dark without a flashlight. It’s that he’s so woefully unprepared that he doesn’t even know flashlights exist.
Worse still, Trump can’t be bothered to listen to the folks who know anything about flashlights. Six days — six days — after he took office he dismissed entire senior staff of the State Department. Almost none of them have been replaced. In March he fired about half of the 93 U.S. Attorneys — the chief federal law enforcement officers within a particular jurisdiction. None of them have been replaced.
Every so often Comrade Trump acknowledges that he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing. Health care? “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Nobody except anybody who’d spent five minutes thinking about health care. North Korea? “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy.” Imagine what he might have learned if he’d managed to listen for fifteen minutes. NATO? “They asked me about NATO and I said ‘NATO is obsolete’ not knowing much about NATO. Now I know a lot about NATO.” No. No, you do NOT know a lot about NATO. You only know a little bit more about NATO than you did before, because before you knew nothing at all. A little bit more just seems like a lot when you’re completely fucking ignorant.
Tomorrow is Comrade Trump’s hundredth day in office. It takes about a hundred days for most presidents (not counting William Henry Harrison, who died after 32 days in office) to gain their footing and develop their stride. Not Trump. Trump’s still stumbling. In the dark, sans flashlight. All he’s really succeeded in doing in these hundred days is to scatter glass all over the floor. Because he likes the sound it makes when it shatters.
Pretty soon he’ll probably decide to take off his shoes.
When you’re running for office, and you don’t know anything about it, maybe you should try to learn about it. And not say, on day 1, I’ll do this, this, and this. It’s so easy. I’m the only one who can fix everything. Anyone with half a brain knew he couldn’t do those things, certainly not single-handedly. But you know what’s really, really sad and scary? All those whatevers who DID believe him, voted for him, and STILL believe in him!! And the entire country is now paying for his arrogance, bigotry and stupidity.
I don’t know. I think the entire country is paying for our own arrogance, bigotry, and stupidity. Over the last couple of decades we’ve allowed — hell, we’ve even encouraged — the political system to reward extremism. A lot of that is due to the irrational fears of conservatives and complacency on the part of progressives.
Of course, the news media played a part by participating in the ‘both sides do it’ narrative and by being more concerned with access to news-makers than with fact-based reporting. And having covert Russian interference exacerbated the problems. But even so, I think we mostly have ourselves to blame for what happened. And we’ll have ourselves to blame if we don’t fix it.
I would posit that at this very moment, William Henry Harrison is doing a better job than Trump is.
President Harrison has my vote.
Very scary he is. I have said it before and I will continue to say it. He is a CEO not a President. He had no idea what he was getting in to. He is a dictator which has been proven by what he has and has attempted to do. The worst was “I thought this would be easier”. Just terrible!
Fortunately, Trump isn’t really a dictator. He just plays one on television. He lacks the awareness of how government work that dictators need in order to become dictators.
That is very true.
There are no, as yet, invented expletives that quite come up to what Trump really is. We are all floundering around in the dark searching for something to accurately describe the venom we need to let out before we scream.
America is paying the price for the madness of his supporters. But the rest of the world is in a much more dangerous place because of him too. He needs to be in prison.
I’d happily settle for just getting him to resign. Pence is/would be a disaster, but he’d at least be a predictable disaster. Nobody knows what the hell Trump is likely to do on any given day.
Why do you call him comrade Trump? Are you one of those idiots that thought Obama is a socialist (instead of being the war criminal that he is)? And I thought you were smart after I read your bull and girl post. Shame on me for jumping to a conclusion like that.
I call him Comrade Trump because of the support and assistance he received from Vlad Putin and his cadre of Russian meddlers. I assumed that would be obvious. I mean, even Trump has acknowledged that Russia interfered with the election.
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