What should be self-evident: The president is supposed to be the president of all Americans. This has been the stated purpose for every president, always, throughout history. A man will win the election, and then declare: “I am here to represent ALL Americans, even those who didn’t vote for me.”
And they would mean it!!! Until now.
From the moment he got elected as ‘America’s leader,’ the methodology for Donald Trump has been to divide and conquer. He continues to rile up his base by tearing apart everyone who he has ever had a grudge against, never even pretending to represent all Americans.
This appeals greatly to the 30% who have always hated Hillary, and have been convinced that the great evils of the world do not include bloodthirsty press-murdering dictators like Putin. The real evil is liberals, and Mexicans, and gang members (read ‘blacks’).
After taking office he learned that being president is hard. He actually said that in an interview. Because he is clueless and confused about how government works, and because being president really IS hard, Trump decided to get back to his comfort zone, with pep rallies and stump-speech campaigning, and he continues to do so.
He loves the cheers, and has learned what people cheer the loudest for … personal insults!!! Trash sells, baby! His fans don’t care if he is trash-talking the FBI, or the families of dead American soldiers, or women he has (allegedly) sexually assaulted. Of course, Bill and Hillary are favorites for pillorying, along with the above-mentioned Mexicans, and gang members.
Amazingly, to this day he is throwing barbs at recently widowed and extremely frail George H W Bush and dismisses dying war hero John McCain. And his fans cheer!
He trashes Canada, England and Germany, and licks Putin’s boots, and his crowds cheer!
Why would he NOT be out stump-speaking with those who adore him? He throws proverbial s-bombs at the beacon of our democracy, the free press, and his crowds cheer!
The House and Senate are packed wall-to-wall with GOP cowards who, to retain power, pander to all his twisted whims, and laugh off all his insane and petty tweets. “Ha” they say, “that is just the way he does things.” They fear the Donald. They fear him exactly the same as Russian and North Korean legislatures fear Putin and Kim.
Hey Trump fans… I get it. You love his bluster. You love his trashing Hillary and Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain. I get it. I get that you are completely comfortable with his lies, even though the lies are almost always directed at you, his biggest fans. His lies keep you angry, and you like to be angry. You are angry at all the ‘enemies’ and you remain in the fold, in his pocket.
Forget that he is a horrible human. If you are still a fan of his, you are completely comfortable with horrible people.
When it becomes too obvious that he is in bed with Putin, as could almost certainly be established if he ever released his tax returns, you will still support him.
You are being played.
Donald Trump is the P.T. Barnum of our age. He has made a lot of money, and even won the presidency, using the philosophy that everybody is a sucker. He loves his supporters, but doesn’t respect them, because he knows they are so dumb that they fall for literally anything he says.
He super-hates those who don’t fall for his crap. They make his weird hair stand on end, and he attacks them with 3rd grade nicknames like crazy, Pocahontas, weak, low energy, crooked, leakin’, lyin’, cheatin’ wacky, and my personal favorite – ‘Low IQ.’
Low IQ? How delicious, Donald Trump, calling someone else, ANYONE else, Low IQ???” Hilarious.
He gave a holocaust victims advocate, Charles Goldstein, the snide nickname of “Sir Charles”. Nothing is ‘too low’ for this president, except his IQ and those of his followers…
Hey! That doesn’t apply to you though. You love him because he is a straight shooter, right?
Suckers… Con men love suckers…