Friday, January 5, 2018
The "addled, lazy, and belligerent man-child" POTUS
When trump was a candidate he bragged about having only "the best people" in his administration.
Here's what "the best people" in his administration have said about their boss, DJT:
Economic Adviser, Gary Cohn: "dumb as shit"
National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster: "a dope"
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "a f***ing moron"
former Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Wash "a child"
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin
and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus: "idiot"
Rupert Murdoch: "f***ing idiot"
What is astonishing is that these are all condemnations and scathing insults from #45's own "best people" who are INSIDE his administration, not from the opposition!
According to Wolff's book, "The Fire and the Fury," 100% of his people agree that Trump is incapable of doing his job as POTUS.
Does that stir at least a bit of unease within his base -- actually, his cult, because only cultists stick with someone so obviously unhinged and demented. Will his cultists ever wake up from their delerium?
But wait! There's more!
From Andrew Sullivan's report in New York magazine:
"We have a president who never really wanted to be president...
His main activities are tweeting responses to Fox News stories in real time and playing golf.
He is openly contemptuous of a Constitution he doesn’t even pretend to understand, wants to use the Justice Department to prosecute his political enemies and protect himself, and actually boasts in public about the size of his nuclear “button” (which doesn’t actually exist).
We have record levels of social and economic inequality, along with unprecedented peacetime debt, and the only serious legislative achievement of an all-Republican federal government is a massive transfer of wealth to the very rich, funded through an increase in the national debt of close to a trillion dollars.
We are experiencing the first catastrophes of an era of climate change and the other main achievement is the scrapping of environmental regulations, and opening up the Arctic to oil exploration. Oh, and Neil Gorsuch."
Michael Wolff’s new book also confirms what we already knew: that the White House is a smoldering crater of chaos and dysfunction.
Wolff claims that every single White House source he talked to believes Trump is “incapable of functioning in his job.” We have heard these claims about presidents before — but usually from the opposition, not from the White House itself, let alone unanimously.
But Wolff’s piece in The Hollywood Reporter yesterday also confirmed what is obvious about Trump’s fast-eroding mental health:
“Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes he’d repeat, word-for-word and expression-for-expression, the same three stories — now it was within 10 minutes.”
And: “At Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognize a succession of old friends.”
This addled, lazy, and belligerent man-child is nonetheless engaged in a war of insults and threats against a nuclear-armed dictatorship, with the capacity to kill millions. No head of any nuclear-armed country has ever said in public what Trump has now repeatedly broadcast to the world."