Friday, April 07, 2017

Trumpian Behavior

"Now that Obama's poll numbers are in tailspin," tweeted Donald J. Trump in October of 2012, "watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate." He repeated this advice more than a dozen times in 2013 and 2014.

That strike against Libya or Iran never came.  In retrospect, we should have expected that as president.Trump would launch a military strike, legitimately prompted or otherwise, of some sort somewhere in that theatre.

If you're Donald J. Trump, it's what you do- whatever heinous thing it is that you accuse your opponent of doing, This President- with his extensive and profitable business enterprises around the globe- has been in constant violation of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. This is anastoundingly ironic violation committed by the man whose twin campaign slogans were "Make America Great Again" and "Crooked Hillary."

The New York Times on January 27 reported that the President

spent his first week in office repeating the lie that between three million and five million people had voted illegally in the November election, first to members of Congress, then on Twitter, then in an ABC News interview, then again on Twitter on Friday, citing an unsubstantiated claim popular in conspiracy circles.

On Wednesday, Mr. Trump had announced in a pair of tweets that he would be asking for a “major investigation” into voter fraud, “including those registered to vote in two states.”

There is no word on whether the Trump family or regime remains infested with individuals committing this dastardly form of voter fraud. Chief Strategist Seve Bannon, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, son-in-law and diplomat-at-large Jared Kushner, and daughter Tiffany Trump may still be thwarting American democracy by being registered in two states.

Given that this is not illegal, the President of the United States is ignorant and corrupt, and the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is a plagiarist, this inconvenient fact is approximately #998 of 1000 sins of this young Administration.  But it should be a reminder both that GOP voter suppression is nothing more than a tool to elect Republicans, and that President Trump, most adoring that which he publicly most abhors, is a thoroughly unpredictable, hence dangerous, man.

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