It is my belief that the American people are starting to wake up and realize that Trump is a liar and a con-man. On top of that, he is a complete buffoon. On a daily basis, he disseminates lies about his perceived enemies and critics. During his first 100 days in office, he has gone on 14 golfing vacations, even more visits to his Mar-a-Lago sanctuary, costing tax-payers approximately 45 million dollars. He has signed 32 Executive Orders in a frenzied attempt to turn back all the things that Obama accomplished during his tenure as President. This use of Executive Orders was one of the points that Trump continually criticized Obama for employing. His walk-off from the interview with CBS exemplifies his intellectual weakness and inability to defend his own words. His baseless accusations against President Obama concerning alleged wire-tapping of his campaign HQ have made him a laughing stock. I really feel sorry for his personal aids and members of his administration who almost literally have to walk behind him with a broom and a mop to clean up his messes. All this is just 100 days into his administration.
He will do more to destroy the Republican Party from the inside than any Democrat could hope to do from the outside. He is a perfect example of the old adage: Give him enough rope and he will hang himself. I really don’t think he will complete his first term in office. That doesn’t make me happy. Who wants to see a Pence Presidency? Not me. Maybe he will go the same route as Nixon. First Pence will step down (like Spiro Agnew) and then after he appoints some innocuous nobody (like Gerald Ford) he will leave office under a cloud of suspicion of criminal activity and moral depravity.
My summary of Trump’s first 100 days comes from an article published by the Huffington Post. Since Trump prefers to give soft, cozy interviews with Fox News, I feel no embarrassment about referring to an article from the Huff Post. At least they provide hard numbers, facts and figures, along with sources for their information. Over the past decade, I’ve grown extremely disenchanted with all of the major news outlets in the Unites States. Networks like MSNBC and Fox News don’t even try to hide their partisanship. That’s why I go to sources like BBC for reportage on the United States, which is often off-the-mark, but at least it isn’t partisan, or Al Jazeerah, which is surprisingly objective and non-partisan in their reporting. Small wonder that Bush II deliberately bombed Al Jazeerah’s headquarters in Baghdad and used snipers to kill two of their reporters.
Let’s face it. The Republican Party represents the interests of the super-rich, and multi-national corporations. The Democratic Party represents the interests of the middle-class and the poor. The best Presidents over the last century or so have been Democrats. The last decent Republican President was Theodore Roosevelt. The cult of the personality that follows Ronald Reagan never ceases to amaze me. Of course by today’s standards, Tea Party extremists would label him a RINO (Republican in Name Only) because under his auspices, things like a ban on assault rifles were pushed through Congress. The worst-ever Presidents have all been Republican: Richard Nixon, Bush II, Donald Trump, while the best Presidents have been Democrats: Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman and Obama. Others from both parties have been a mixed bag: Bill Clinton, who should be ashamed of his legacy of NAFTA and so-called welfare reform, not to mention his sordid personal life that brought the dignity of his office to an all-time low is the first example to come to mind. On the other hand, under his auspices, the USA entered an unprecedented era of economic expansion. Then we have Bush I, a WWII veteran and war hero who was labelled a “wimp” by the mainstream media, but who pursued an agenda of decreased funding to social programs and entities like FEMA.
So tell me. Who do you think were the best and worst Presidents of the past century or so? You don’t even have to tell why you have these opinion about our past (and current) Presidents. Just say, “So-and-so was the best and So-and-so was the worst.” Thank you for taking the time to read this. Also, do you think I am off the mark when I predict that Trump will not complete his first term? Best wishes to you all, whatever side of the aisle from which you hail. My next post will detail why I think Parliamentary Democracy is the best and most perfect form of government.