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January 5, 2017

 

The findings came in yesterday and they are conclusive: The Russian government used hacking and leaks to try and influence the presidential election.

This was the forcefully reaffirmed conclusion of top US intelligence officials and senators from both parties.

Hours before he was to be briefed this morning, Trump calls the NYT and gives them an eight minute interview (no idea why he does this). They run the story. Trump is quoted as claiming the whole issue of Russian hacking arises out of democratic party embarrassment at having lost the election so badly. He cries, “it’s a witch hunt!”

(It’s a witch hunt?! What, evidence and a report and a hearing, delivered by our respected intelligence community about Russian election hacking?  A unanimous response from a bipartisan congress? A witch hunt because it doesn’t support his narrative?)

He said all this before his briefing.

Not only is he alone in his opinion, he got his side of the story from Russia herself, or from Julian Assange, take your pick. And the weird and disturbing point is, he appears to value the opinion and judgment of the Russians and/or Assange over US intelligence professionals.

Not an exaggeration. This happened.

Routinely, he blames, and lashes out, and stubbornly stands his ground against not only everybody, but against all odds.

I am just so done with this guy. Even if I wanted to give him a chance–which frankly I don’t–he just hasn’t earned it, he’s done nothing, NOTHING, to persuade me that he’s deserving of respect. He behaves like a child.

I’m just disgusted. Is this really the way it’s going to work on every little thing going forward?  It’s gonna be the world according to Trump?  Unilateral opinion-making? What on earth does he know about ANYTHING?  This is an immature, unevolved man-child with an insatiable need to have his ego fed. He’s now sitting at the head of an entire nation. OUR nation. He’s incapable of listening, processing, reasoning and acting accordingly. He’s incapable of admitting he might be wrong. He’s incapable of admitting he might not know the answer. He’s incapable of apology. He’s incapable of being vulnerable. He cannot bear criticism or opposition. If you’re not there to prop him up, he disposes of you. He possesses not a shred of humility. He remains defiant and, yes, victimized. Everyone’s against him.

He’s a lasher, a caged animal. WITCH HUNT!

I’ve never seen anything like this.

Not the skill set for a person in government, where the process is ALL about give and take, ALL about compromise. And it’s certainly not the qualities of a thoughtful leader, much less our president. Most of us saw that. It came out in every debate, it’s been stated in op-eds and on political talk shows. AND people still voted for him. He’s  not magically changing because he’s president. He is exactly who he’s been since day one.

And the tweeting.

This is not normal. Impulsive and petulant tweeting (for godssake) should not replace direct and thoughtful communication with the American people. It used to be (always) that communication from the executive branch was thoughtfully considered and released in a careful way because words matter–people, countries, markets, industries.. everything rides on what presidents say and how they say it.

Everything everyone’s saying is scarily true: his tweets are creating chaos, he’s sending people, countries, markets and industries into tailspins trying to figure out what he means. It’s only a matter of time before he says something someone is going to completely take the wrong way and there will be dangerous or deadly consequences.

He is absolutely reckless, seemingly completely unaware of the impacts he’s having. Or very aware, who knows.

WHY IS HE EVEN TWEETING? How is it that this is even allowed?

And then there’s the stupid shit he says on Twitter. And I mean shit.

Today the child-in-chief tweeted all about how his ratings as host on that stupid reality show were higher than Arnold’s. Na na na na na. He went on to taunt Schwarzenegger by saying it’s no wonder his ratings are low, he supported Kasich and Hillary.

This is the [soon to be] President of the United States.

His supporters must be so proud.

 

Never mind the stability- and security-threatening tweets he reels off on a whim. It’s the above garbage that really kills me. Who IS this guy? And why is he OUR president??

To quote Joe Biden: Grow UP!

Someone PLEASE take his Twitter account away from him.

stop-tweeting

 

 

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