So here we are trying to digest the first few days of life under “President” Donald Trump, Der Groppenfuhrer.
Trump’s advisers say that his frenzied if admittedly impulsive approach appeals to voters because it shows that he is a man of action.
Such voters, to the extent that they exist, are men and women of horrific ignorance.
To act without knowledge, to react without insight, to spontaneously opine (and effectively enact policy) without restraint, is the behavior of a narcissist madman.
In 2017, that’s our president.
He sits in the White House at night, watching television or reading social media, and through Twitter issues instant judgments on what he sees. He channels fringe ideas and gives them as much weight as carefully researched reports. He denigrates the conclusions of intelligence professionals and then later denies having done so. He thrives on conflict and chaos.
Oh, also: He lies. Repeatedly. And then lies again when he denies every uttering his previous lies.
Ironic and sad, that his general election opponent was ridiculed for supposed dishonesty.
All of this was predicted during the campaign, as he revealed the unhinged insecure reality TV star and huckster many knew he was.
But we get the government our uninformed citizens deserve.