This just in:  President Trump lives in a world where simply saying something makes it true.  “We are going to have great and affordable healthcare.” – done.  “We are going to have the greatest tax cuts ever and yet grow the economy so fast the debt will actually drop.” – done.  “I will handle North Korea.  No more words alone.” – done.  “We will solve the opioid crisis today.” – done.

He makes these claims then pulls back from the microphone and basks in the applause.  Next sentence: “This is the most productive administration in the history of the United States.”

Hmmmmm…..at least it is in his mind.

However, let’s just take a look at facts.  For the moment, let’s pretend that words are not the same as deeds.

Let’s vette the president…

He claims he graduated at the top of his class.  In fact he received no academic honors and did not show up in the top 15%.  One professor claimed Trump was the dumbest student he’d ever had.

He claims his military schooling prepared him for his leadership role.  Well…we know two things for sure: (1) He lies constantly and (2) He never takes the blame.  I went to a military academy.  Tell a lie and you are out on the street.  Cheat…or steal….out on the street.  As far as blame…we were taught accountability.  In fact…the first summer, we could only answer questions with (a) Yes, sir, (b) No, sir, (c) I don’t know, sir and (d) I’ll find out, sir.  The quickest way to get your head bitten off was to try and make an excuse.  Trump would not have lasted a week at Annapolis.

He claims he’s a great business man.  There are three main problems with this: (1) he inherited $200 million.  Had he just invested it in an index fund and done nothing else, he would have 3 times as much money as he has now.  (2) He has filed for bankruptcy 6 times. In fact, he is one of the only people ever to lose money owning a casino. (3) There is no shortage of people in Trump’s wake that claim he swindled them.  This goes from business deals to Trump academy.

He appears to think of women as objects.

He appears to think Muslims = terrorism.

He appears to think the first Amendment does not apply to him.

He appears to think that “his team” won the election and thus, “his team” is the only group that he need be concerned with.  I hear him say “Democrats” as if its a nasty word or the enemy of the state.

He appears to not understand the relationship between the three branches of government.

He has alienated nearly every country he has come in contact with.

He has failed to understand, much less renegotiate NAFTA, the TPP, NATO and the Paris Climate accord.

He has failed to negotiate any deal with congress bigger than naming a post office.

He has failed in leadership, in business, in diplomacy in intellect and in honesty.

I’m at a loss as to what trait he has that actually qualifies him to lead the greatest country in the history of the world.

And then there is Russia.

Trump sees himself as the “King of Vetting” and yet claims to know nothing about the people he has surrounded himself with.  He couldn’t be surrounded by more Russian influence if he we standing in the middle of Moscow Square.

He is a strict “Putin Praiser” to an extent that there can only be one way to explain it…

The President of the United States works for Russia.

Right now, he is on television blaming the terrorist attack on someone else.  A real leader would have taken the blame, set his jaw and said, “This happened on my watch.  I am responsible and I will work hard to do better.”

Here is Trump’s response: “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty,” T

In other words….”Not my fault.”

Up, up and away…

Jim

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