OUR CRYBABY-- IN --CHIEF
People don’t get it.
Even smart people don’t seem to get it.
President-elect Trump is not a normal human being. He’s at once both an adult and a spoiled baby.
Government-by-Twitter is childish, a ten-year-old’s response to The meanies who are picking on me. But with him that’s what you get: an “Is so—Is not” rejoinder to criticism—or implied criticism--whether from the Union Boss for Carrier employees, or the senators probing Russia’s role in the election.
He’s so unpredictable that even Big Businesss—make that two aircraft manufacturers—have lately turned wary. Of course nobody can guess what Trump will do next. Even HE doesn’t know what his next move will be. The man’s behavior on any given day depends upon who, at the moment, happens to be flattering him. Or conversely, on who might be putting him down . . . though his twitter fans learn “who” soon enough.
Meanwhile, he’s filling government posts with two kinds of candidates: A. Men like Perry (“Energy”) and Pruitt (“EPA”), who disagree with everything their agencies stand for—or B. People who have zero expertise in the field: brain surgeon Ben Carson (“Housing”), and billionaire Betsy DeVos (“Education”) who’s never taught or worked in a school. Yesterday he chose Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State . . . Tillerson who leans so heavily toward Russia he’s reputed to be the godfather of Putin’s son.
As they’ve been all along, Trump’s “core beliefs” are elusive. But not his personality. One aspect will never be random--his drive for acclaim. The Carrier workers gathered to cheer for him. Which means we can now expect tax-payer bribes to CEOs of other notable companies. At which Trump will always personally appear . . . for the washing and kissing of his feet.
Think of his recent “thank-you” rallies—and how familiar they seem, with all the campaign-style screaming and audience accolades. He’ll never forego what those mobs do for his ego. Wait and see. In this presidency, such rallies will be frequent.
Unless, with the rebellion of some 20 electoral voters, we can stop this man/child next week, our country appears doomed. America will be led by the world’s most notorious narcissist. Soon, even those who voted for him will realize that he’s willing to pick a fight with any country or any group—China or our own CIA. And the only personal trait we can count on is his willingness to lie.