I have had enough of Trump supporters and apologists telling me to give him a chance.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of Trump supporters whining: “We put up with eight years of Obama; give Trump a chance. You can always vote him out of office in 2020.”
There is one huge problem with that thinking: Obama was not an insane narcissist who poses a threat to the environment, national and global economic security, world peace, healthcare, women’s reproductive services, immigration, education… hell – freedom, democracy, and the America way of life itself.
Bottom line, the environment does not have 4 years. The 14+ million people who stand to lose healthcare don’t have 4 years. Women don’t have 4 years to wait for adequate reproductive services and access to contraceptives. National defense, economic security, education, immigrant rights don’t have 4 years. The list goes on and on…
And what is up with all this cry-baby nonsense? The man lost the popular vote by 3 million, but last Friday he took the oath of office. He occupies the oval office. Why all the whining and lies, and why can’t he get a grip on his own staff?
Talking Points Memo reported on Monday, after just 3 days in office, the White House is experiencing leaks the likes of which has never been seen before.
The Trump White House not only leaks like crazy. It casually leaks the most intimate and humiliating details about the President – hurt feelings, ego injury, childlike behavior, self-destructive rages over tweets, media failure to credit his own grandiosity. We have simply never seen this level of leaking, with this little respect for the President’s dignity or reputation, this early.
Here is a great example from The New York Times, who noted that: “Mr. Trump faces a challenge few of his predecessors have confronted. Having won an Electoral College victory but not the popular vote, he entered office with less public support in the polls than any other president in recent times.”
Mr. Trump grew increasingly angry on Inauguration Day after reading a series of Twitter messages pointing out that the size of his inaugural crowd did not rival that of Mr. Obama’s in 2009. But he spent his Friday night in a whirlwind of celebration and affirmation. When he awoke on Saturday morning, after his first night in the Executive Mansion, the glow was gone, several people close to him said, and the new president was filled anew with a sense of injury.
New York Magazine published an article earlier this week entitled: “Trump Aides Keep Leaking Embarrassing Stories About How He Can’t Handle Embarrassment,” explaining that:
The president is a 70-year-old child whose TV time must be closely monitored — because any news story that upsets his ego will trigger a temper tantrum followed by irrational demands that his indulgent, overwhelmed guardians will be helpless to refuse.
Or so Donald Trump’s aides keep confiding to the nearest available reporter.
The Washington Post reported in more vivid terms about Trump’s childish behavior:
President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of anger began to build.
Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall. As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged…Over the objections of his aides and advisers — who urged him to focus on policy and the broader goals of his presidency — the new president issued a decree: He wanted a fiery public response, and he wanted it to come from his press secretary.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of all the childish behavior coming out of the White House, the near endless stream of lies regarding the popular vote, attendance at the inauguration, etc. etc.
And more than that, I am tired of Trump supporters and apologists telling me to button it for the next 4 years.
I plan to give Trump the exact same level of respect and understanding that conservatives gave Pres. Obama the last 8 years.