Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Gravity of Trump


Poor Li’l Donnie! He’s the victim of  “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” Well, Donald Trump said so. 


He’s also pissed that his administration is under the scrutiny of a special prosecutor while others just get off scot free. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed!” the president wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. What illegal acts is he accusing Clinton and Obama of committing? Well, does it matter? You know they must’ve done something illegal. Arrest them! 


I guess Trump must’ve been constipated during his morning Twitter session/bathroom break. He was in a better mood in  a statement released by the White House Wednesday night.


“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” the Wednesday-night statement from the White House, credited to Trump, said. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”


Wow. Li’l Donnie sounded almost grown up. But Thursday morning, the gravity of his insecurity pulled him back down as his fat ass hits the porcelain, his fingers dance across Twitter and Trump the Aggrieved Martyr is back! 


The Department of Justice announced Wednesday night that former FBI director Mueller will lead an independent investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in last year’s presidential campaign as well as into the possibility of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump associates.


The White House is battling multiple scandals — including Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, his alleged leak of highly classified material to Russian officials, and reports he pressured Comey to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Scandals all of Trump’s own making.  If Trump is the target of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history”, Li’l Donnie has been busy handing out the pitchforks and torches himself. 


While Trump jumps into a deep, dark pit of his own design (all the while insisting he was pushed), he’s dragging down other people who get caught in the gravity well of his ego and incompetence.  There's at least one person who maybe doesn’t deserve this. 


H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, spoke twice to cover for President Donald Trump after he was busted Monday by the Washington Post for blabbing highly classified terrorist threat intelligence to visiting Russian dignitaries.


McMaster: “No! No way! The President did not do that!”


Later…


Trump: “Yeah, I did that.”  


Alas, poor  McMaster, we had such hopes for you. You wrote the book on how a senior officer should not bend in serving the truth to the powerful. Now what? Perhaps the most respected officer of his generation was giving up his soul to provide shade for the Liar In Chief. 


McMaster earned the respect he was afforded by the press and his peers.  An intellectual with a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina, he made his rep on the field of battle, laying waste to bunches of Iraqi tanks during the first Gulf War. No arm chair general, H R McMaster fought and won in war, commanding respect from soldiers and civilians.


But now his veneer of respectability was threatened.  McMaster is a man of duty, thinking he had an obligation to serve the commander in chief of the armed forces if called. According to press reports, he’s not been Trump’s lackey prior to now, confronting him on the issues and even lecturing him on occasion. A condition that Trump has, unsurprisingly, not regarded favorably. 


So why, pray tell, did McMaster throw himself on this particular grenade? No good came of anyone who sacrificed their honor on Trump’s behalf. The gravity of Trump’s incompetence and amorality can’t help but drag down even good men. As McMaster is surely realizing to his regret.

The pull of Trump's gravity is too damn strong.



Pray he doesn't pull us all down with him.    

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