Nowadays, I still read the newspaper most everyday. I skim past a lot of articles that are national politics in nature. I’ve had my fill of President Trump’s shenanigans and have given up wondering why he is still the president. There isn’t anything that he does or has done that surprises me. What does surprise me, though, is the number of people who apparently idolize this poor excuse for a human being.
In today’s newspaper, there was an article about Twitter doing a crackdown on “bots,” which has apparently netted some live users in the process. The crackdown apparently failed to consider that there are live people who are, in some cases, individually sending hundreds of tweets a day. The article highlighted one woman, who was described as a 70-year-old grandmother and who spends 14 hours a day on Twitter while watching Fox News.
So, my hypothesis is that this woman, along with a lot of other folks, must be living in a parallel universe. Nearly everything that the President has said or tweeted is demonstrably false or an exaggeration. In that parallel universe, this either isn’t happening or it just doesn’t matter. Maybe this is why it is so hard for me to understand. The pro-Trump folks are in one universe and I am in another.
If you are with me in same universe, you are probably wondering as I am about when the other universe will collapse. Maybe it will never collapse. Maybe this is the new reality. I have given up worrying about it. My only consolation is that my universe makes sense and the other one doesn’t.
I have had enough of hearing what President Trump is doing or what he has done. Trump gave a speech at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree that was completely inappropriate for an audience of mostly children. One of his recent tweets advised everyone that he will ban transgender persons from serving in the military. There is clear and convincing evidence that Trump and/or his associates engaged with the Russian government in order to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. When is enough enough?
I knew what kind of a man Donald Trump was before he was elected. None of what he has done or is doing is a surprise to me. What is a surprise to me is that there are so many people in this country, who continue to support Donald Trump and what he is doing.
I have reached a point of sensory overload. Feel free to let me know when President Trump has been removed from office. Until that time, I would prefer to not hear about him at all. He hasn’t accomplished anything of value to the citizens of this country during his first 6 months in office. Clearly, I’m not missing anything if I tune him out. Maybe if more people did, like the news media, he would become bored and would go away of his own accord. Now that would be news I’d love to hear.
Lately, I’ve refrained from reading much of the national news. It’s too frustrating. The United States has a president, who thinks there was nothing wrong with getting help from the Russian government in order to be elected president. Time and again, instead of working on a national agenda, Trump complains about “fake news” and frequently admits to things for which he should probably be arrested.
In a recent tweet on Twitter, Trump said “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS.” So, my question is, why even mention the power of the president to grant pardons? Clearly he knows that either he or his staff or both have broken laws. And what’s with this “While all agree?” Trump sounds more like a dictator than the president of a democracy.
It continues to amaze me that there are still people who support Trump. He is nothing but a liar and a bully.