Trump sleeps in despair; wakes up on the wrong side of sanity

By Tuesday, August 1, 2017 0 0

Those who still cling to the delusion that a president exists inside of Donald Trump are those 49% of his voters who believe Trump won the popular vote and had the biggest inauguration crowd ever. And that he has the biggest dick in Manhattan.


And while no poll has shown that they believe babies are carried by storks and that Santa collects triple-time on Christmas, I would not be surprised if stupidities along those lines were revealed.


Six months in, the only thing that has changed is the presidency. Donald Trump is who he was always, a third grader playing mob boss and a thug when he cannot have his own way.



The two boys who have sprung from his loins; Don Jr. and Eric, the ‘children of the corn’ are replicas of every nasty habit the elder Trump has practiced his entire life; avarice, bullying, lack of empathy and a belief that excess is never enough.


His daughter Ivanka is a snake-in-the-grass modern-day slaveholder, pretending that she listens to the dining table conversations of those struggling with social and economic issues and is deeply concerned.


There must be many books on psychology dedicated to describing just what it is that is eating at Trump, day in, night after night. My first guess after watching this presidency since January is that it is slowly dawning on Trump that he really is an ignoramus. A know-nothing who has bullied his way to the front of the line and can’t quite figure out what to order. He is probably saying to himself, yes, I am a real ass.


Or maybe his lunacy is beyond self recognition.


For months the crazy president has been bawling about leaks coming from under his nose in the White House and, what does the idiot do? He fires his staffers, forgetting that the first rule in politics is to ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer.’


As a result, in the derisive firing of the willing lapdog, Reince Priebus, formerly Chief of Staff, Priebus went on CNN to express his undying loyalty to Trump and his agenda. Knowing that the ignominious firing must have left the man bitter, I saw that fawning as quite deliberate, designed to cover for the deluge that he would begin to leak.


The knowledge that the president himself colluded with his sick mind to concoct a response under his son’s name in relation to the shady Russia meeting with Trump campaign staff, does not move him to conclude anything other than, there is no chaos at the White House and that they are having a great day.


The man is plainly off his rocker. Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona has expressed in relatively strident terms the first of the GOP blowback against Trump. Flake knows that not only is Trump a badly flawed product but each additional day that he continues to occupy the White House, America is globally diminished.


He has brought chaos to domestic politics, hate to the country’s general discourse and fear among many that his endless tweets may lead the nation into armed conflict with either China or North Korea as Trump is bamboozled by the only fat man north of the DMZ.


So far America has earned kudos due to the investigative work of press outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times. The first Amendment in action, pushing back against the excesses of Trump, whether it is his Twitter threats or attempts to bully all who fail to kiss his ring.


America deserves better and as the Mueller probe intensifies, someone is going to be so compromised that he will break and divulge that which we only had suspicions of.


In more than two posts prior to this I have said that Trump will not last out 2017. Maybe sometime in September or October a bit of depressing news will be leaked to Trump and Congress at the same time and it is likely to force his resignation. Watch out for it!


America will recover from this lunacy.



Mark Wignall

Mark Wignall

As one of Jamaica’s most read columnists if not the most read, Mark Wignall began with a brief stint writing for Jamaica’s oldest and most respected publication, the Gleaner - it's Sunday edition...
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