I mean, not for nothing, but I think he’s due the “100 Days” criticisms for failing to accomplish a large number of tasks he insisted he’d be able to accomplish in 100 days.
My criticisms of trump start with him being a serial sexual harasser who has an extraordinarily shallow grasp of most topics. You could level the same accusations at Kennedy and many others, but trump breaks from the pack by ignoring most of the advisors who are supposed to come in and help a president appear smooth and educated.
His grasp on even casual facts is shockingly bad—he’s basically like any other 70 year old who has scanned some wikipedia pages. He lies so often and so casually that I don’t even know if he knows he’s lying. The dude proclaimed that Chicago is drowning in dead bodies (it’s not), the murder and crime rate is skyrocketing (both are lower now than ever before in recorded history), and that US unemployment is at 40% (he’s off by about 10x). He is hung up on “immigrants” committing crimes, when statistically immigrants are vastly less likely to commit any crimes, violent or otherwise, than citizens. Is trump stupid, uninformed, or just playing to his base? I suspect all three.
He has no problem listening to Steve Bannon, a jew-hating white supremacist who, in his time at Breitbart, peddled more fake news than Fox ever has. Bannon is a wreck of a human being who shouldn’t be near any position of power—Bannon’s endgame likely includes amending the pledge of allegiance be amended to include the 14 Words. Seen in that light, paid foreign agents like Flynn are almost acceptable by comparison.
He’s failed to divest himself of business interests and is patently using the presidency to enrich his business interests. His wife is doing the same thing. He’s introduced an unprecedented nepotistic bent to the WH staff and enlisted his fantastically unqualified daughter and her equally fantastically unqualified husband into sensitive positions where they can influence or even make policy.
He’s on track to spend more time golfing in his first year than Obama did in 8. The majority of those golf trips have not been related to entertaining visiting politicians. He’s provided access to himself and other officials to high-paying Mar-a-Lago visitors, which further enriches his own holdings. More than once during those outings he’s shit all over proper classified info handling and massively violated TS procedures, including refusing to set up a SCIF tent to discuss military matters. This isn’t just insanely stupid—it’s also insanely irresponsible, insanely reckless, and insanely illegal.
He is a paranoid xenophobic lunatic who doesn’t just choose to disregard “facts that don’t matter”—he tends to ignore any facts he doesn’t like. Some of these are indeed silly and minor, like the inauguration crowd idiocy. Some of them are a lot more serious, like his assertions that the US commitment to NATO is useless, or that there’s a vast media conspiracy to make him look bad (spoiler alert: there’s not—he’s just naturally a hateful asshole who does terrible things that need no embellishment or amplification to appear terrible).
He’s just a shitty wreck of a person. He’s going to use the presidency to squeeze personal wealth out of America to a degree that the Kennedys never could, and that’s saying something. He might make the ultimate stupid mistake of thinking NORK will back down—which they won’t. They’re way too desperate and KJU is way too insane to back down. Poke that tiger too hard and we’re gonna have a shooting war that employs at least tactical nuclear weapons.
And, listen…the man can’t string together a goddamn sentence to save his life. He makes W sound like Socrates. If he doesn’t have early-onset dementia, he’s doing an Oscar-worthy job of acting like he does.
(Also, Scott Adams is a loon. Listening to him is at this point as useful as listening to Alex Jones. They are both equally nonsensical and wrong. They both believe in many of the same delusional conspiracy theory fantasies, and Adams in particular regularly recycles a gibbering paranoid idiot post that twitter has somehow “shadowbanned” him. I regret all the Dilbert books I’ve purchased, because I feel like I’ve contributed money to someone who thinks Obama drank baby’s blood and that trump entertaining foreign leaders in a hotel he owns as a means to advertise that hotel is okay.)