Eugene Robinson says it all, except the nation’s majority actually elected the wife of a prior POTUS in 2016.
The chaos all around us is what happens when the nation elects an incompetent, narcissistic, impulsive and amoral man as president. This Christmas, heaven help us all.
It is difficult, at the moment, to fully assess the damage Trump is wreaking. We have never had a president like him, so history is a poor guide. For his racism, we can perhaps look back to Woodrow Wilson; his general unfitness to hold the nation’s highest office recalls the hapless Andrew Johnson. Maybe Andrew Jackson was as impetuous, maybe Richard M. Nixon as venal.
The financial market indexes have plummeted. On vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had the bright idea to call the leaders of major banks Sunday, quiz them about their liquidity and assure them everything would be all right — which helped send markets into another dive on Monday.
As multiple investigations close in, including the one led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, Trump will surely lash out. I believe things will get worse before they get better.
Simple example of incompetence, impulsiveness, and amorality:
The White House doesn’t handle these procurements, the government is still in the midst of the Trump Shutdown, the procurement officials were not working on Christmas Eve, and Congress didn’t approve the funding. So this tweet is either a lie or an admission to violations of law.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 25, 2018
The most remarkable part of this tweet is that this is now a run of the mill, normal statement from the President of the United States https://t.co/cviFbeVRhH
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 25, 2018
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