(Illustration from saynotogrump.com)By DOUG THOMPSON - A CHB Opinion
A President enters office with the largest disapproval rating of any new American chief executive in this century, a President who won the Electoral College tally but lost the popular vote by the largest margin in history and a President ridiculed and dismissed a year ago when he announced his run for the job: That's Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.
In his usual fashion, Trump lumbered into office with tweets afire and insults flowing out of his mouth like verbal diarrhea, lambasting the media who ignored his lies about the size of the crowd at his inaugural, scorning those who opposed him and the far-larger gathering that descended on Washington to protest on Saturday.
With thinly-veiled threats, Trump alluded to retaliation for those who dare oppose him.
Welcome to Amerika 2017, the bastard child of the twisted, warped and sick mind of Donald John Trump and his gullible followers.
Some claim we in the media should give Trump "a break" and a chance to prove himself.
Like hell we will. Sellouts like Rince Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and now White House Chief of Staff, promised over and over that Trump would settle down and be "more Presidential."
Really? The "more Presidential" Trump oozed into the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency Saturday and lied outright by claiming news reports of his criticism of the CIA were, themselves, "lies" by the "dishonest media."
"There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump," said the new President, who often refers to himself in the third person.
On January 15, five days before he was sworn in, Trump tweeted: "Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand. Oh really, couldn't do..."
Then he followed with: "much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?"
Trump routinely skips daily intelligence briefings that could help bring him up to speed on what is or is not happening in the world of threats to America.
Why? "I know more about ISIS than anyone else," he says. "I know more about national intelligence."
In Donald Trump's swamp of a mind, he considers himself more knowledgeable than anyone else on anything.
Writes Eugine Robinson of The Washington Post:
Putin, you see, once paid Trump a compliment. “If he says great things about me,” Trump told moderator Matt Lauer, “I’m going to say great things about him.”
There you have it, folks, the distilled essence of Trump’s disgraceful campaign. It’s not about immigration or foreign policy or making America “great again,” whatever that means. It’s entirely about Trump and his raging egomania.
"Donald loves Donald," says Randall Pinkett, winner of season 4 of The Apprentice, the TV "reality" show that Trump hosted.
“I don’t think it’s possible to quantify the size of his ego,” Barbara Res, a former Trump Organization executive vice-president throughout the 1980. told The Guardian
earlier this year. “It’s too big.”
In the top elected position for America, a job that draw egomaniacs like flies to excrement, Trump stands far and above all others when it comes to his ego.
Some of his quotes:
"Nobody know more about taxes than I do, maybe in the history of the world."
"I'm highly educated. I know words; I have the best words."
"I have the best temperament or certainly one of the best temperaments of anybody that's ever fun for the office of president. Ever."
"I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created."
"I know more about foreign policy than anybody running."
"I'm the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody's ever been more successful than me."
One thing is true about Donald Trump. He is his biggest fan and, by the time his Presidency is over, he may well be his only fan.
Let's hope America can last until this latest national nightmare is over.
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