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President Trump Immediately Let Himself And His Country Down

What we have here is a man who wants desperately -- make that has a desperate need -- to be taken seriously, to be revered, respected and adored. And yet he undermines himself at every turn. Donald Trump is his own worst enemy; and he's either too stupid, or too irrational, or too plain crazy to figure it out. He humiliates himself. He makes himself a laughing stock. He's turned himself into a global joke.
US President Donald Trump walks back to the Oval Office of the White House, January 26, 2017 in Washington, D.C .Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca
US President Donald Trump walks back to the Oval Office of the White House, January 26, 2017 in Washington, D.C .Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca

It sure didn't take long.

Donald Trump managed to disgrace himself on his first day in office. After hurling insults at the intelligence community on Twitter, comparing them to Nazis, President Trump's visit to the CIA on January 21 was supposed to mend fences.

So much for that.

Unhinged over photos that compared the size of his inauguration crowd to Barack Obama's he chose, instead, to talk about himself and how wonderful he is; and also, to escalate his war on the "dishonest media."

Still not satisfied that he'd made his point about the size of the turnout and how huge it was, he had his press secretary, Sean Spicer, lie about it, by insisting Trump's turnout was "the biggest ever." All unsubstantiated of course. What else is new?

Give me a break. Who cares?

We shouldn't be surprised at this ridiculous and childish behaviour. We should have known how important "size" is to the Donald. Remember when he became completely unglued during the primaries, when Marco Rubio made snide remarks about the size of his hands? He just couldn't let it go.

Now he has a new bee in his bonnet. Voter fraud. Well, it's not exactly new. He's been whinging about it for a while. He finally shut up about it after he won the election but he's obsessed about it again. This time he's "claiming" that he didn't win the popular vote because from three to five million undocumented immigrants voted for Hillary Clinton.

Is there anything to back up his claim? No. Is that stopping him? No. And believe it or not, he's

calling for a "major" investigation.

What is wrong with him??

"Donald Trump is his own worst enemy; and he's either too stupid, or too irrational, or too plain crazy to figure it out."

He won the damn election -- without the popular vote. He's the president. He's sitting in the oval office. Move on!

Doesn't he have anything more important, more pressing to worry about?

Speaking of which, what else occupied his time during his first week in office? Well, he signed 12 executive actions, which included taking the initial steps necessary to deprive 20 million people healthcare (without a replacement)and to make it more difficult (and illegal) for women to get abortions. But that's not all:

  • His staff removed all references to health care, climate change, LGBT rights and civil rights from the White House website as soon as he was sworn in.
  • He placed a gag order on government scientists so they can't talk about climate change.
  • He brought members of his staff with him to the CIA to make sure he was cheered.

What we have here is a man who wants desperately -- make that has a desperate need -- to be taken seriously, to be revered, respected and adored. And yet he undermines himself at every turn.

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy; and he's either too stupid, or too irrational, or too plain crazy to figure it out. He humiliates himself. He makes himself a laughing stock. He's turned himself into a global joke.

And ultimately, he will be responsible for his own downfall.

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