August 23, 2019
Old Bone Spurs’ daily helicopter rants reflect a President unraveling at such an alarming pace that it should be sending psychiatric workers in the White House scampering for the tranquillizers and strait-jackets. What we are witnessing today is not normal, even by Trump’s bizarre standards. But his behavior is not new. It’s been right in front of us since Day One when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower in 2015 to announce his candidacy, which was really a branding campaign for his company and to promote his personal ratings in hopes of reviving the next generation of “The Apprentice” on NBC. At that time, the last thing on the mind of “The Chosen One” was becoming the 45thPresident of the United States.
In fact, Trump reminds me of that zit-faced 12-year-old (with a soft body who couldn’t throw or take a punch) straddling his bike at the top of his cul-de-sac and bragging to his buddies about how he was the toughest dude on the block. In his next breath, he was planning the theft of one of his neighbor’s cars for a joyride around Jamaica that night and ordering one of his buddies to hot wire the car and meet the rest of the gang down the street.
After numerous joyrides and several visits from the local precinct captain, Big Daddy Fred brought that to an end, sending Donald to military school (the last step before Reform School) to straighten him out. To everyone’s surprise, Trump liked military school and all the discipline and structure that went with it. It was here where he perfected the art of bullying his classmates and throwing his weight and money around without ever landing a punch, shining his own shoes or making his own bed. He ruled the barracks like a Mafia boss.
Not much has changed over the past 58 years. He is still the same lying, narcissistic, racist, impulsive and raving lunatic that ruled the barracks decades ago. What’s changed are the stakes. As the world’s most powerful leader, he can jail babies at the border, send the world economy into recession with his crazy tariffs and on-again, off-again foreign policy blunders or simply pull the trigger and start a new war to rally support among his base as his job approval numbers continue to slip (62% of Americans now disapprove of his job performance, lowest ever).
In some respects, I’m like Jack – exhausted by the ongoing Trump saga of daily controversies, constant lying (12,000 false or misleading statements since his inaugural) and cruel, racist and hateful policies being pursued by a President who is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified for the office he holds. But like an old golfer who gets dehydrated playing in 90 degree plus heat, we all need to check in at the local emergency room, get hooked up to an IV of saline solution and come out of ER fighting mad.
As I’ve said many times before, our President is “bat-shit crazy.” He’s melting down and getting more and more desperate and dangerous as his poll numbers continue to decline. It’s now time to end this national nightmare by soundly defeating Trump in 2020 or driving him out of office through the impeachment process.
Joanie -- is the exhibit open next week?