Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
There has been a lot said in the past few days about the anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times, attributed to a senior Trump administration official, talking about the amoral and corrupt character of Donald Trump.
It said he is a danger to the nation, and to the world. That he has no understanding of or regard for the law. It said he is woefully ignorant and worse, that he doesn’t know it and he doesn’t care to know it.
It dished a whole lot of dirt about Donald Trump, dirt that most of the country already knew was true.
I knew he was ignorant, amoral and dangerous even before he announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
How is it that it took so many other people a year and half into his daily displays of completely self-absorbed maleficent-madness to figure this out?
What could any of those people have been thinking when they signed up to serve in his administration? Were they thinking that he wouldn’t be utterly self-serving? When he refused to divest himself of his holdings, were they thinking it was okay that he breach the emoluments clause of the constitution every day, enriching himself and his family everyday with monies from foreign princes and powers for hotel rooms and gold course dues. What have they been thinking ever day that he spends on the golf course, or shut into his room having his “executive time.”
What are any of them thinking?
Donald Trump and his criminal regime represent an existential threat to our democracy and way of life. Not only because of his gross ignorance, or his deep-desire to acquire and hold on to power at any cost. He is a danger to our democracy because seeks to destroy or institutions and norms, whatever they might be if he believes that honoring them will reflect poorly on him, and this is the case every day, every single day he does and says disgraceful things that undermine the dignity of the office.
Every single day he appears to be digging a deeper hole in regards to his penchant to obstruct justice, to use the levers of power that reside with the President to go after his political opponents.
He abuses his power to attack the free markets, free enterprise, the free press, undermining the rule of law, demanding loyalty to himself over and against the constitution.
That is who he is.
How is it that the anonymous author of that op-ed could not see it, well in advance; because he or she and the other people they claim to represent, are just as self-serving as him.
The idea that they are serving the country by operate some kind of “shadow” government is the biggest lie of all.
We only have one president, that man is incapable of fulfilling the duties of his office. Je is guilty of many serious crimes, high crimes and misdemeanors.
He needs to be removed from office.