Sunday, June 10, 2018
America, You Elected A Toddler
As I have stated on several occasions, my wife and I are not parents. We've never had the pleasure of watching our child grow up to be a fine young man or woman. But we've also never had the misfortune of watching that same child throw a temper tantrum which necessitated a trip to his or her room for a well-deserved timeout.
Well, if you're like me and you've never experienced that for yourself, you're in luck. Because, this weekend, 330 million Americans had a front- row seat to watch a 71 year-old man do his best impersonation of a spoiled brat desperately in need of a timeout. Donald Trump ostensibly threw a temper tantrum while attending the G-7 summit in Canada.
My God, it's embarrassing enough when he behaves like this at home, but when he does it on a world stage in front of other heads of state, it's doubly embarrassing. It's not unlike the humiliation a parent experiences when their precious little tike acts up at a restaurant or shopping mall and everyone is staring. There just isn't a hole big enough to crawl into.
It's time to admit a painful truth, America: You elected a toddler. And not just any toddler, mind you, but the brat of all brats. I mean next to this president, Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka looks like Mary Magdalene. And, no, I'm not exaggerating.
Just once I'd like to see this man child behave like an adult; to have enough impulse control to get through a conference or summit without bringing shame onto his own country. First he shows up late, then he insults Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by calling him weak. If you think that was bad, only a few days earlier, Trump claimed that it was Canada, and not Britain, which was responsible for burning down the White House in 1812. My God, even a toddler would be better informed on American history.
And now he's off to Singapore to meet with Kim Jong Un, the brutal dictator of North Korea. Trump says he'll know in about one minute whether Kim is serious about a deal. One minute? He hasn't spent that much time preparing for the damn meeting. He says he'll use his gut instincts negotiating a deal with Kim. If those are the same instincts that led to his six bankruptcies, I expect we'll be a Defcon 1 by this time next week.
I just have one question to ask the people who voted for this man. What is it that you continue to see in him that leads you to believe he's a genius? It certainly can't be his business acumen. He has none. As for his temperament, six year olds have more manners. Face it, he's what Freud would refer to as a walking, talking Id. Not only is he ignorant of the most rudimentary facts, he shows an utter contempt for even learning about them. He's like that old joke that goes, "What's the difference between ignorance and apathy? I don't know and I don't care." Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Donald J. Trump, master of ignorance and apathy.
This would be hysterical if it weren't so deadly serious. Face it, we have a moron in the White House who thinks he's the second coming of Albert Einstein. And he has surrounded himself with people who not only enable his delusions of grandeur, but go to great lengths to stroke his already massive ego. Really, it's one thing to deny the emperor has no clothes; it's quite another to parade him around in front of his subjects wearing nothing but a crown and a dumb grin.