By Bob Resch. Purple Walrus Press.
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN. WE'RE CRUISING SMOOTHLY AT 30,000 FEET.
Now we're beginning to see the REAL Donald Trump who might as well be
wearing an oxygen mask as the pressures of the office are slowly
Suddenly we see that Mr. Trump has the lowest approval ratings in his
first month than any previous President. His first weekend in office
we saw millions of women's march all over the country who felt
marginalized and voiceless about reproductive rights, the wall, Mr.
Trump's vulgarity and many more issues.
The second weekend it was the Muslim travel ban that sure looked like
it had a religious undertone. The ensuing chaos clogged up the
airports throughout the world. Though the White House would have you
believe out of the 325,000 people checked only 109 were detained the
first day of the ban. Oh, sorry it's not a ban even though press
secretary Sean Spicer and Mr. Trump himself called it a ban. Let's
call it the immigration order. The 'hidden' truth coming to light is
that close to a 100,000 visa's were confiscated. Lives changed
immeasurably in that moment.
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN. WE'RE GOING TO BE ENCOUNTERING SOME ROUGH AIR
AHEAD, SO FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS!
Then February 3rd rolls along and a whole new level of legal wrangling
started when James Robart, nominated to the Federal bench in 2003 by
George Bush, temporarily blocked President Trump's immigration order.
And all hell broke loose in the News Media while Mr.Trump took to
twitter to castigate Judge Robart. So Sad!!
Just a few days earlier, Sally Yates, acting Attorney General
appointed by President Obama, told the members of the Justice
Department not to make any legal arguments on Mr. Trump's "Muslin Ban"
on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. She was promptly fired.
It now appears that she knew what she was talking about.
It's hard to believe that Mr. Trump listens to any GOP members. He's
his own man and It appears he can't stand having to deal with Congress
and the Judicial branches of government. He's waaaaaay too
impatient!! I can almost hear him say: "Holy Smokes!! Things didn't
work like that in the Trump Organization."
Now it's payback time!! Mr. Trump launches a tweet tirade to hit back
at the Federal judge WHO'S JOB IT IS TO BE THE CHECKS AND BALANCE ON
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. Let's face it. Mr.Trump needs a crash course
on the Constitution and all it's provisions. At the minimum his
confidantes should know it so incidents like this don't continue to
keep cropping up. But, it doesn't stop there. He just got upset with
the Australian prime minister over refugees. Now, , Iran
is firing more missiles in defiance of Mr.Trump's sanctions from two
days earlier. He's also getting in the middle of Japan and China over
island creation. All of this without even having his full cabinet in
place. Why that's like Tom Brady Of the New England Patriots calling
a play with only 6 other guys on the field. Ouch!!
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN. MORE TURBULENCE!! IT APPEARS THAT THE LANDING
GEAR HAS MALFUNCTIONED!
Mr. Trump's bigger problem is he can't seem get out of his own way.
He loves controversy but so far there's way too much, AND the public
is already weary of the distractions....and so are members of his
Mr.Trump appears to be sending signals to the rest of the world that
his judgement should be unquestioned and anyone who disagrees will be
fired or hung in effigy on his twitter account. It even appears that
with some of his appointments, he doesn't want his cabinet members to
be smarter than himself. These actions are dangerous and will
undermine his efforts to Make America Great Again. So far it looks
like he wants to Make Donald Trump Great Again!!
He's got to be more careful. He's got to be more considerate. More
compassionate. He's got to change his attitude. All of these things
affects his altitude. His vanity and vindictive nature will come
back to haunt him. If he continues on this course the next order from
him will be:
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN. ALL PASSENGERS BEND OVER AND BRACE FOR IMPACT!!!
Bob Resch. Purple Walrus Press.