It’s not even the inauguration yet, and Donald Trump appears to be getting warnings from notable people regarding his actions as President-Elect.
Here is what was just reported in the Washington Post titled….
TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY IS DOOMED
“Whether he knows it or not, the specter of Lyndon Baines Johnson haunts Donald John Trump. There are some jarring similarities – two big fleshy men given to vulgarities and gauche behavior, boastful, thin-skinned, politically amoral, vengeful. unforgiving and, most important, considered illegitimate presidents. For Johnson, that took some time to sink in; Trump is already there. Johnson ascended to the presidency upon the death of John F. Kennedy and then won election in a landslide over Barry Goldwater. Nevertheless, an air of illegitimacy clung to him like an odor…. But Trump ought to pay attention to [Congressman] Lewis and what he represents. The President-elect will take the oath with a minority of the popular vote – a substantial deficit of almost 3 million votes. He enters the oval office with historically dismal poll numbers, lower now than right after he won the election. He has done nothing to woo the majority of Americans who rejected his candidacy…. Lyndon Johnson would no doubt warn Trump that he is already on thin ice and he will plunge through it the moment Congress takes the measure of his unpopularity.”
It is a valid statement. Donald Trump still doesn’t get that fact that he will become the most powerful person in the world. Everything he says and does, on Twitter, with the news media, speeches, and personal comments made without serious thought all count and will effect everyone who has the slightest involvement in the topic at hand. But to this point even with his growing power, Donald Trump does not know how to keep quiet when he needs to.. He seems to take pride in taking fights with people. He’s made various comments about his intelligence community, and other leaders of other countries. One notable famous leader – Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, a traditional ally, has been attacked with his words when he says….
“And nobody even knows where they come from. So I think she made a catastrophic mistake, very bad mistake,” adding that he always had “great respect” for Merkel and that he still viewed her as one of the most important world leaders.
So what’s his motive now, to rule the world with what he believes is right and everyone else may be wrong?
He is going head on with people that will be supporting him, protecting him and the citizens of this country. He behaves in a way that is seemingly non-Presidential. The result is that he is loosing support from a majority of people from the time of the election up to his inauguration. Who does this kind of thing? Actually, no-one except Donald Trump has ever done this. His popularity is plummeting now to around 40%, while his unfavorable rating has risen to 54%. In EVERY election in the past, the nominee received rising popularity. He is digging a hole around him that he may not be able to climb out of.
Everyone accepts that Trump won the election, even if he didn’t do it with the popular vote. He did it by the electoral vote, but the majority of voters voted for the other candidate. If Donald Trump continues in this fashion, he will eventually run head-on with his own Congress and if this happens, he will then ‘fall through the ice’ in a sense to loose complete control of his Executive branch and then after that there will be calls for his impeachment.
My last comment, turnaround is fair play. Donald Trump called President Obama an Illegitimate president as he stated he was not born in the United States. All proof has it that President Obama was born in Hawaii, and Obama himself produced his own birth certificate. That was done in hopes that Trump and Obama’s critics would stop spreading the false allegations. Now when civil rights leader John Lewis, now a member in the U.S. Congress as the Representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional district, has now called Trump an illegitimate president, Donald Trump is the first to use his favorite media ‘Twitter’ to tweet against the civil rights icon, a person who is respected by almost all on the planet who believe in the thought of a democracy and personal freedom.
This is what he has done so far as president-elect, but what does he promise to do when he becomes president? In another column quoted from ‘The Washington Post’, columnist Michael Gerson mention this in his piece….
TRUMP HAS STACKED THE DECK AGAINST HIMSELF
“[Trump] has promised a tax cut that will, by one estimate, reduce Federal revenue by $7 trillion over 10 years. He has promised an infrastructure initiative that may cost an additional trillion. He has promised to rebuild the military. He has effectively promised not to make changes in Social Security and Medicare. And he has promised to move swiftly toward a balanced Federal budget. Taken together, these things can’t be taken together. Trump has made a series of pledges hat can’t be reconciled.”
So with the intention to bring down the national debt, he will succeed by doing the opposite, which means that his plans as stated above will never get approval through even the Republican led Congress, as led by Paul Ryan want to do things to decrease the national debt. He still has yet to realize that he needs all the support he can get from Paul Ryan. It appears that only the self appraised businessman does not have a solid grasp of the outcome if his policies around spending are implemented.
In just a few short days now, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. My hopes are that with knowledgeable people around him, he will govern without giving the American people all these false hopes that he plans to fix everything. He’s even stated that he now has his own medical insurance replacement, something that even Republicans can tell you that they do not know anything about.
The disarray in Washington has already started, even before Donald Trump has been sworn in, and it’s being felt around the world.