Is anger making President Trump crazy and dysfunctional?
ROGER CALDWELL | 3/15/2018, 4:28 p.m.
As Trump’s inner circle continues resigning or getting fired, it appears he is a man of his word. In the Trump orbit, he was famous for telling people on his reality show, “The Apprentice,” which originally aired in 2004, “You’re Fired.” At age 71, the old dog would have a hard time learning new tricks, so the crazy way he told people they were fired on his television show is the same way he is handling his administration.
Most Americans would agree that Trump’s first year as president of the United States has been chaotic, with new scandals erupting every two or three days. This situation is extremely embarrassing to Americans and worrisome to people around the world, and it now appears that many of his policies or decisions are decided by him alone, without advisors. With more than 600 vacancies in his administration, Trump will argue that these vacancies are by design.
As the list of firings and resignations continues to grow, Trump is becoming ensnared in the delusionary thinking that he no longer needs advisors and that he has all the answers.
Last week Trump, speaking to the press, said, “Many, many people want every single job. I read where, ‘Oh gee, maybe people don’t want to work for Trump.’ And believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House. They all want a piece of that Oval Office. They want a piece of the West Wing. And not only in terms of it looks great on their resume, it’s just a great place to work.”
When Trump is speaking to the press, it appears that he never mentions Robert Mueller’s investigation and the need to hire a lawyer if you are working in a top level position in his administration. Many in the media speculate that our president does not sleep as a result of the investigation.
Trump is extremely angry with the Mueller investigation, and he would like it to just go away. As the investigation begins to get closer to the president, he is neurotic, and there is no telling what he will do next.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his prosecutors aren’t talking to the media, but still there are leaks. In the past two weeks, there are new players in the investigation, and it is unknown how wide Mueller is spreading his net.
Recently, it appears that Trump is in the process of hiring a law firm whose primary focus is impeachment proceedings. There is something that Trump knows, and he is not sharing it with anyone.
Scandals are a distraction, but confusion and psychotic behavior will eventually expose Trump’s lack of job knowledge and experience. After the cameras are turned off and Trump has finished lying for the day, he has been caught going ballistic on some of his inner circle advisors and directors.
Trump has been caught on video screaming and cursing at Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist, and Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff. Both men have resigned, and there are rumors that Trump has screamed at other high level directors and thrown items across the room.
There is insanity and dysfunction in the White House and it starts with the president. “The question arises,” said Todd Gitlin, reporter for Moyers & Company, “do the members of Trump’s inner circle really believe what comes out of their mouths? Have they hypnotized themselves? Are they liars, BS-ers, morons or fools? It’s anyone’s guess. Trump forces us to ask what it means to ‘believe’ in America today.”
Many Americans believe there is some pervasive psychological disorder within the White House, and I would agree. Their motto is never retreat, never apologize, never yield an inch, because insanity is being released from the White House.
It is imperative that we think for ourselves, because we could become exhausted with the foolishness and distractions and forget that we must resist.