President Trump is a very simple man. A person of low intellect who’s bullied his way through life like the immature middle-school child that he is. The advent of Twitter gave bullies a new tool with which to ply their trade, and Trump used it effectively throughout his campaign.But since November there’s been a shift in the dog-whistle messaging buried in those tweets. Where previously he used full-on bully tactics, name-calling, etc., his tweets became a simple distraction technique. The press fell over themselves to try to decipher what he was trying to say. To look for some deeper meaning. Now, with boring predictability, Trump gets up for his middle-of-the-night bathroom stop to send out his distractions for the day ahead.The tweets have gone from mildly annoying to laughable, reaching the pinnacle yesterday by baiting Sally Yates before she testified. Trump will never stop tweeting, because his tweets elicit a response. That’s all that bullies want, some attention. Now if only the press can suppress their ADD tendencies and stay focused on a story for five seconds, we might be able to make some progress on the stories that matter.
If we were to grade President Trump on his ability to lie, deceive and distract, he’d get straight A’s. To achieve such high grades, however, you need a willing audience. We should also hand out A grades to the media, Wall Street, and those who voted for him. Their blindness and optimism, their ability to not see through the lies are to be commended.A prime example is yesterday’s “tax plan”. A 250 word document, consisting of meaningless bullet points. A plan which will never make it to the President’s desk. But, the media spent hours dissecting it, Wall Street swooned in the build-up to it, and Trump voters were already on their way to the mall to spend their new-found wealth.We’ve set the bar so low that even the most egregious lies and distractions are greeted as the norm, sending the media down the next winding rabbit hole, while Trump continues to dismantle the tenets of our democracy.But what, I hear you ask, about Hillary’s email server?
As we all know from Christopher Steele’s dossier, Donald Trump loves a good “trickle-down”, but when it comes to his economic policy and the effect of his proposed 15% corporate tax rate, it’s just the same old story of increased wealth at the top, with nothing flowing down to average American worker. Here’s how it actually plays-out.
Donald Trump yesterday tweeted, “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!”That single statement tells you everything you need to know about the man. For him, everything is a financial transaction. Nothing comes from the heart. The thought of an act driven by passion has never crossed his mind. He lives in a world where wealth drives every decision. It’s a world-view which drives every tweet and every executive order.What we’re left with is a sad little man, sitting alone on his bed at night with his phone in his hand, while Fox News pushes him to rant at the world on Twitter like your crazy divorced uncle. Sad!