The Apprentice President

In years past the world looked to the United States for true leadership in times of crisis. Unfortunately, ever since Donald Trump took office he has managed to obliterate any progress past Administrations have made in securing Americas place as the one nation that embodies the willingness to come to the rescue in troubled times. The internal conflicts created by Trump himself has only accelerated Americas surrendering of our leadership role in international affairs.

We also have to point out that the sporadic ramblings of many of his addresses has only confirmed what many have already concluded. The leader of the free world is as many point out a bonafide paranoid schizophrenic. What is more disturbing is that the Republican led Congress has done nothing to stop the insanity from inside the White House. Meanwhile, like that old Roman saying about Nero, while Trump keeps having delusions of grandeur and reiterates self embellishment the United States is steadily losing the respect that other nations had for America.

It never ceases to amaze that foreigner after foreigner have not only grown disillusioned about America’s ability to come to the aid of other nations in times of acute crisis but are scared to death that Trump would do something so irrational that it would jeopardize the stability of the whole world. It doesn’t only seem that everyday there is another crisis within the Trump Administration but the truth is Trumps behavior only guarantees another crisis and like in the Apprentice ” Your fired” is said all too often.

The one consistent behavior pattern that has been in the forefront of Trumps mind frame is his overwhelming thirst for wealth. This obsession by the Trumps is quite evident when he is using the position of the Presidency to further the Trumps fortune. In one instance by doing whatever it takes to keep the reign of fossil fuels from falling victim to the rising surge of the green energy movement. He is very adept at sabotaging any effort to curb carbon emissions all the while promoting the global consumption of US oil, coal and natural gas.

In this respect the President through is belligerent style and his ruthless desire to promote the Trumps brand of authoritarianism is endangering the whole planet. At the recent G-20 summit 19 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Accord. But, what Trump has done by turning his back on the Paris Accord and promoting oil, coal, and natural gas here at home and abroad what ever impact there is in negating carbon emissions by other countries the results will only have carbon emissions continue to rise. In effect the President has only made global conditions that much worse.

Ever since Trump came into the White House every major large bank has reaped huge dividends. There is no question that Trump has had a hand in increasing the profitability of major banks like Chase, Bank America and other too big to fail banks. And to think that Trump is not reaping his due while siting in the oval office think again. Meanwhile the hard working American worker has yet to be blessed with an economic policy directive that would improve their quality of life. Sure, the employment figures support the economy is doing fine but those figures don’t tell the whole truth behind what is really going on. Still too many languish in desperation existing, not living, paycheck to paycheck while the cost of living has only accelerated to the point that millions of Americans are one paycheck away from disaster.

Without a doubt the Trump Presidency has been like the Apprentice where constant infighting continues to prevent any coherent meaningful directives that this President evoked during his long and boisterous campaign. It is so sad that the American people were beguiled into thinking that this man would uphold American values and traditions of the President. When in fact all that he has done in just the few months of this chaotic Presidency has only created chaos and dissension while treating the Presidency as his own private piggy bank. Many have said that America deserved to have Trump as President. But, when you retrace back to before the Conventions the Democrats had an opportunity to unite behind the one person who had the majority of Americans in his corner. But, the rank and file Democratic leaders and the main stream media prevented that and helped create the Frankenstein that is in the White House today.

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