Seemingly Best That We Are Kept In The Dark About The President’s Incompetence, Huh…

Why Should We Be More Concerned About Information Leaking Rather Than The Information Itself Being Leaked?

This is remarkably a sycophantic administration whereby nothing but obsequious self-interest can actually bestow once in a lifetime opportunities — in exchange for undue adulation of the president. The result of which pander to baser instincts and ignores duty of allegiance to country. It actually begs the question, My country, tis of thee’?!?

Let’s Just Face It, The Optics Surrounding The White House Can Only Get Worse

If ever there were a set of standards and decorum that no longer apply, President Donald Trump is that exemplification. Our president epitomizes why absolute monarchies should never be contemplated let alone exist. But majoritarianism can allow for such collusion to occur and oftentimes such contemporary episodes of populist sway gets misinterpreted as democracy. Enter stage right: the populism behind Donald Trump.

The Russian Interference Investigation

‘Stupid Americans’ has taken on a new significance, and this very lot — conspicuously seen at rallies — more recently in West Virginia and the like, are steadfast in believing that President Obama had made the racism and therefore the country a whole lot worse, and that Salem Witch trials should have already commenced with Hillary Clinton. This has been instigated and prompted by their electoral college vote.

To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds … Donald Trump had to be rich and White. — Ta’Nehisi Coates

But on the flip-side one can conjure up some plausibility to redirect what is factual and evident. Mr. George F. Will, writing for the Washington Post had me considering this notion as a possible upside, albeit with skepticism…

Fact: This sort of representation is troubling.

I can only surmise that these ill-conceived anxieties that prop up Trump’s platforms — from building a wall, selective immigration, jobs-stealing vs jobs-creating, to inner city criminality are by design to substantiate falsehoods and once again prioritize privileges that make America great again.

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And we have the drug lords in Mexico that are knocking the hell out of our country. They are sending drugs to Chicago, Los Angeles, and to New York. Up in New Hampshire — I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den — is coming from the southern border. So we have a lot of problems with Mexico farther than the economic problem. We are becoming a drug-addicted nation and most the drugs are coming from Mexico or certainly from the southern border. But I will say this — you have that problem too. You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out. We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because drugs are being sold for less money than candy because there is so much of it. So we have to work together to knock that out. And I know this is a tough group of people, and maybe your military is afraid of them, but our military is not afraid of them, and we will help you with that 100 percent because it is out of control — totally out of control.

There is plenty of terribleness in this short excerpt of a phone transcript between President Trump and President Nieto of Mexico. While most are focused on the New Hampshire bit and the fallacious statements surrounding it, there are far more troubling rhetoric that should too be called out. The reference to Mexicans as hombres, and this idea that only the US has this problem with drug addition posits this as more of a concern to Americans and not Mexicans as people themselves, in particular, American people are the exception and therefore should be treated as such. When the Braggarat-in-chief speaks lowly about the Mexican army and its control of the situation it comes off as remarkably insensitive and contradictorily stupid. It would behoove any rational leader to approach this matter and its resolve from a humanitarian standpoint of cooperation and empathy for those who fall prey to addiction under a myriad of possible circumstances and to disincentivize illicit drug trafficking. This train of thought remains elusive under this administration because Trump as marketed himself as Lord, Savior-in-Chief.

“I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected.”

“As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.” — President Donald Trump

Congress has very broad authority over foreign commerce. It’s explicitly given the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. It could have, if it desired, imposed those sanctions without giving the president any waiver authority whatsoever.” — Michael Glennon from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts

Trump, still doesn’t get it though

“The Framers of our Constitution put foreign affairs in the hands of the President. “This bill will prove the wisdom of that choice.” — President Donald Trump

This guy has no real concept of the democracy he presides over and the proviso separation of power with that governance.

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This is not good.

What is worse we are about to get cutoff with the appointment of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. We are also seeing Attorney General Jeff Sessions crack down on leaks by issuing media subpoenas, all in an effort at hiding incompetence in the name of national security when our own national security has already been compromised by the election of Donald Trump.

It appears the more that I write the better I perceive.

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