Based on what we’ve seen so far, there is no reason to think that a single word Trump utters on January 20, 2017, should be taken as anything but a lie.
No matter what Trump says in his inaugural address, it won’t matter. He lies a lot, and his words mean nothing. So no matter what flowery bullshit he spews on Inauguration Day, you can bet it will all be meaningless.
Take a look his cabinet picks and the verbal vomit he campaigned on. He claimed he wouldn’t touch Medicare or Social Security. Then he appoints Rep. Tom Price to head HHS. The Georgia Republican is a swamp-dweller from the deepest depths of self-enriching slime who has built a career on thinking up ways to punish people for not being born rich. At his confirmation hearing this week, Price was grilled about his possible illegal insider trading in drug companies that, if confirmed, he would be in charge of regulating.
Donald Trump’s nominee to be the country’s next health care czar invested last year as much as $90,000 in six pharmaceutical companies shortly before leading a legislative and public relations effort that benefited those specific companies, records show.
So, if Trump stands up on Inauguration Day and says he’s keeping his campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp,’ he’s pretty much confirming that listening to anything he says is a waste of time.
And that logic can be applied to every other cabinet pick that is in direct contradiction to whatever he says, or has said in the past.
It’s hard to tell if Trump simply doesn’t have any core values, or if he does and is ashamed to actually admit what they are. That’s where his vagueness comes in handy.
Pinning Trump down on a policy position is like trying to catch a fat, orange pig covered in slime. As NBC News points out,
President-Elect Donald Trump took 141 distinct stances on 23 major issues during his bid for the White House… It’s unclear, for example, if Trump plans to round up and deport the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants or give them a pathway to citizenship. After announcing he’d ban Muslims from entering the country ten months ago, it’s unclear if that policy still stands — his campaign some times says he’s expanded the policy and other times that he’s limited it.
And then there’s this from Politico.
In a world where candidates have lost elections over a single flip-flop, Trump has turned the self-contradiction into an art form.
Over the past four decades Trump has talked about every imaginable subject… And on every one of those topics, he has taken positions that directly contradict exactly what he has previously said.
Based on what we’ve seen from Trump so far, is there really any reason to think that a single word he utters on January 20, 2017, should be taken as anything but more bullshit?
Perhaps time on Inauguration Day would be better spent catching up on last season’s ‘House of Cards.’ If you thought Frank Underwood was a bastard, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
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