On Saturday, Cheeto Boy reached the 100 day marker in his pResidency. Feels more like 100 years! Over the course of the week, he unveiled his “tax plan”, i.e., his plan to further enrich the already wealthy and to screw the rest of us over. He stopped by the NRA’s shindig to proclaim that an “eight-year assault” on gun ownership rights had come to a “crashing end”. No, Cheeto Boy, life as we knew it came to a crashing end. I don’t know what planet he and his NRA fanfolks live on, but it isn’t the one that many folks on THIS planet are familiar with.
He also stated that Presidentin’ “is more work” than he thought it would be, and that he sometimes misses his old life. Hey, Donny, a lot of us miss our lives before you and the crazy train pulled into the station.
Oh, and he’s also declared that his first 100 days in office have been the most successful “than any in history.” Sure they have: more successful than any other President in bringing chaos and anxiety to the US and around the world! Way to go!
And lookee here: CNN is giving him the whole hour! Hmmm, I think I’ll be busy during that hour!
ABC’s “This Week” – President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Vice President Mike Pence; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine.
CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Trump.
CNN’s “State of the Union” – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
A New York Times columnist offered a revised view of Donald Trump. What David Brooks calls “adaptable,” most of the world, its leaders–and Times readers–see as unstable. What Brooks offers with faint praise as the “ultimate protean man,” others see as a dangerous chimera, a developer of illusions and contradictions–a generator of dishonesty and diametrically opposed extremes whose passive moments deepen his attachment to conflict and opposition–he maps the world in clashing odds: we vs. them, friends vs. enemies, winners and losers–he frames himself as good will and strength misunderstood, smeared by hate and dissent. As President, Trump has erected and elevated an old character: the hero as a victim; as a victim, he gains even greater power than the hero. As a victim, he shirks responsibility, dodging and avoiding accountability as he explores its variations while never wavering from the lies he claims as truth.
He is fundamentally a lazy man, a braggart, deeply insecure and deeply narcissistic. His nuances are reserved for his lies–quotation marks around wiretapped, his promises made which are never forth coming, his weekly invention of blood threats never realized (terrorists flooding the borders and cities), his fake attack on a military target (firing 59 missiles leaving runways and planes intact), his dismal of a real Russian cyber threat to undermine democracy and its institutions and the Russian turnstile of his officials in the campaign and government, his exploitation of grief for political gain, his Obama obsession, his plots of blame. There is his depth! Its the discovery of sensationalism, of wild conjecture, the endless outpouring of postulation never before seen.
Depth will never be found in his policies, domestic or foreign; it is not in the design or DNA of the man.
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