Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States of America, a clear and present danger to a constitutional republic and the world itself.
Whatever the reason(s) for his un-precedented un-presidential behavior — irrationality resulting from mental illness, character disorder(s) or early-onset dementia, or a calculated political strategy to destroy government itself, or something else — he has proven repeatedly that he is unfit to occupy the Oval Office.
Terse tweets are not the way presidents communicate, especially when the tweets rip a phrase out of context to rip into the Mayor of London when the moment calls for support. Especially when he insists on calling his travel ban a ‘ban’ after his own Department of Justice lawyers have chosen to use different wording, knowing that the word ‘ban’ would kill the case before the Supreme Court as clearly un-Constitutional. Especially when Mr. Trump, with no apparent reason, suddenly calls for the privatization of air-traffic control, the latest step in the systematic dismantling of government.
Whether Mr. Trump’s apparently erratic behavior results from a character disorder over which he has no control or some other mental impairment or whether it results from the illlogic in an apocalyptic view like that of Steve Bannon should not affect the conclusion that he is not fit for the most public and most powerful of the world’s public offices.
Thursday, June 8 the fired former Director of the FBI, James Comey, will testify before the U.S. Senate, drawing world-wide attention for his testimony’s potential consequences for the future of the Trump presidency. Whatever Mr. Comey has to say Thursday, the world can be certain that twitter shots will be fired from the White House. Leaders of America’s closest allies in England, France, and Germany will be watching and wondering whether members of Congress will honor their oaths to defend the Constitution of the Unites States of America by setting in motion impeachment proceedings against a rogue president of its own majority party.
How and when will it stop?
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaka, MN, June 6, 2017
We will ALL be watching. That Trump is demented is bad enough, but that these OTHER guardians of our freedom have nothing to say about it? In its own way, that’s even worse. What’s THEIR excuse?
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Marilyn, they have no excuse. One can hope, however, that White house cabinet member whose work Trump has undermined and whose reputations are on the line will choose in invoke the 25 Amendment.
I just can’t see the cabinet having the guts (or some other part of their anatomy) to stand up for what is right. But I pray that they will. I have a fear that Trump wants a war, in addition to the current one, and that that is where we will end up. But, it’s late in the day, and maybe I will feel like writing tomorrow to the people in the government who can change things.
Cynthia, I too can barely imagine it. But Tillertson, Mattis, and others have a LOT to lose by staying aboard a) a sinking ship; b) a ship whose captain is mentally unstable or downright evil; c) a boss who disrespects and undermines their work; d) throws that world into chaos while they clean up the mess his tweets have caused; and e) threaten the republic and the world with internal collapse and a nuclear cloud. On those grounds, I can imagine these two leaders saying “Enough is enough!” and acting boldly to convene the cabinet. They didn’t get where they are by being timid.