Every now and then, someone perfectly expresses how the vast majority of us all feel regarding the illegitimate buffoon who currently inhabits the Oval Office, and New York Times columnist Charles Blow has just put into words what Trump represents for this country and the world.
In his first 50 days as head of state, Blow begins, Trump has done absolutely nothing to prove he is anything other than the “dangerous and unpredictable, gauche and greedy, temperamentally unsuited and emotionally unsound” who won the election by questionable means. Blow also adds:
“If you were trying to create in a lab a person with character traits more unbecoming in a president, it would be hard to outdo the one we have.”
With his tweets, his executive orders, and his constant trips to Florida at taxpayer expense, Blow notes:
“Trump appears to view the Treasury as a personal piggy bank and the presidency as a part-time job.”
Later in the editorial, Blow speaks for millions of Americans as he writes:
“This is a 70-year-old man who has lived his entire life as the vile, dishonest, incurious creature who got elected. That election validated his impulses rather than served as a curb on them.”
As for our credibility on the national stage, Blow rightly asserts that Trump has caused severe damage already:
“Trump will continue to debase and devalue the presidency with his lies. Trump will continue to follow (chief strategist Steve) Bannon’s philosophy of internal deconstruction of our government, its principles and its institutions. And Trump will continue to leech as much personal financial advantage as he can from the flesh of the American public.
“That’s who Trump is. America elected a parasite.”
100 percent true and a sad commentary on the state of our nation in the year 2017.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org