‘CHIT’ HAS REALLY HIT THE FAN ~ Robert Reich on “Donald J. Trump Is No Longer President”

“In reality, Donald Trump doesn’t run the government of the United States. He doesn’t manage anything. He doesn’t organize anyone. He doesn’t administer or oversee or supervise. He doesn’t read memos. He hates meetings. He has no patience for briefings. His White House is in perpetual chaos. His advisers aren’t truth-tellers. They’re toadies, lackeys, sycophants and relatives. Since moving into the Oval Office in January 2017, Trump hasn’t shown an ounce of interest in governing. He obsesses only about himself. Trump is also AWOL in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. More than 41 million Americans are jobless. One-fifth of Americans missed rent payments this month. Extra unemployment benefits are set to expire at the end of July. Trump’s response to the last three ghastly months of mounting disease and death has been just as heedless. What is Trump’s response? Like Herbert Hoover, who in 1930 said ‘The worst is behind us’. As thousands starve, Trump says the economy will improve and does nothing about the growing hardship. How has Trump responded to the widespread unrest following the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for minutes as he was handcuffed on the ground? Trump called the protesters ‘thugs’ and threatened to have them shot. ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts,’ he tweeted, parroting a former Miami police chief whose words spurred race riots in the late 1960s. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but Donald J. Trump is no longer president of the United States. Trump’s tweets are no substitute for governing. They are mostly about getting even. And he lies incessantly. He is not governing. He’s golfing, watching cable TV and tweeting. But it has taken the present set of crises to reveal the depths of his self-absorbed abdication — his utter contempt for his job, his total repudiation of his office. There is nothing inherently wrong with golfing, watching television and tweeting. But if that’s pretty much all that a president does when the nation is engulfed in crises, he is not a president. He is no longer president. The sooner we stop treating him as if he were, the better.”

~Robert Reich

 

~via Web Archive

 

Ascension Avatar note: I didn’t resonate with everything from the article, but one thing is for certain… there’s a lot of weird ‘chit’ going on…

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