The real Trump

“But it is the unscripted Mr Trump that is real.”

The above line from Australian ABC political editor, Chris Uhlmann, should be the response every time Trump apologists once again mention that Trump can “act presidential”, as they cling to scripted speeches he delivers and speeches which he has no real input into their creation.  Other presidents relied on speechwriters too, but those presidents had political ideological core beliefs and principles.  Even for people like me, who vehemently disagreed with President Obama on almost every issue, I do not doubt for a minute his sincerity and conviction on issues.   This editorial is a must see report.  It is the grim truth:

“He is a character drawn from America’s wild west, a travelling medicine showman selling moonshine remedies that will kill the patient.

And this week he underlined he has neither the desire nor the capacity to lead the world.”


“There is a tendency among some hopeful souls to confuse the speeches written for Mr Trump with the thoughts of the man himself.

He did make some interesting, scripted, observations in Poland about defending the values of the West.

And Mr Trump is in a unique position — he is the one man who has the power to do something about it.

But it is the unscripted Mr Trump that is real. A man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as President at war with the West’s institutions — like the judiciary, independent government agencies and the free press.”

Here’s what I wrote August 29, 2015 about what we should demand of a president and I think I was right:

“America needs to hold all of its presidential candidates’ feet to the fire.  Expecting intelligent, well-reasoned arguments and explanations for their policies and ideas, should be the standard we demand. We need leaders who read extensively, who will study issues carefully and at the heart, being President is the highest political office in the land, so demanding a president who has mastered government policy issues is a must.  Expecting that all of our elected officials, both in Congress and the President possess an in-depth understanding of The Constitution, a breadth of knowledge on US history and a strong foundation on foreign policy issues should be our minimum expectation.”

Trump’s competent cabinet members aren’t advancing Trump’s policies, they are doing damage control, assuring America’s counterparts around the world that America led by President Trump can still be relied upon and I suspect some like McMaster, Kelly,  and Mattis are there, not out of loyalty to Trump, but out of a sense of duty to try their best to keep America safe, .  However, the constant discordant messages between what these cabinet members say vs. whatever capricious nonsense Trump spouts are being noted around the world by not only our friends, but especially among America’s adversaries.





Filed under Foreign Policy, General Interest, Politics

12 responses to “The real Trump

  1. JK

    Might get a kick outta this LB.

    • Thanks for the link, JK. I listened to it. I have been wrong about everything with the 2016 election, because I believed Trump could not out-sleaze the Clinton machine, but he did.

      With so many of the big WaPo and NY Times “Russian collusion’ stories falling apart within 48 hours, in the past few months, I leaned toward believing the Russian collusion was just Dem spin – until Don Jr. spoke.

      He openly admitted he went into that meeting expecting to get dirt on Hillary from the Russian government.

      All these Russian money-laundering connections have been alleged for years, so none of that sounds far-fetched really. Trump’s bizarre comments praising Putin, trashing US intelligence agencies & the FBI, in addition to Trump’s constant fixation on the Russian collusion story lead me back to my January 2017 take on Trump and perhaps I was right on this one:

      “I think he’s a national security threat to the United States. That is my gut feeling and I believe he lashed out like this because he knows the FBI and US intelligence agencies are investigating his ties to the Russian mob. I believe there’s way more to the Clinton investigation than her unsecured email server too.”

      I’ll try to get back to blogging more regularly, but the crafting bug hit and I’ve got several projects going at once.

  2. JK

    Figured LB, rather than placing this up on your current post, it’d be better placed here. “Deepens the mystery” shall I say? I do find myself wondering though, What in the heck has been going on?!!!

    Perhaps better put, How long has this been going on?

  3. Thanks JK, I read McCarthy’s piece this morning… think some wise analyst said recently, “prepare for another hallway of mirrors”

  4. JK

    Well for what its worth LB, sometimes I think [a certain] “analyst” has been more nitwit than wise.

    On the other hand, the jury’s still out [Mueller] so … well maybe I too should take up journaling – don’t know it’d be very smart though to title it “Sick of the Bullshit” ’cause it’d probably run longer than the Encyclopedia Britannica.

  5. Just a bit of “bullshit” info about my Penzu journals is I get locked out of my own “military-grade encrypted ” private journals, that I pay for, often, meaning I can’t get back into them. So, rather than just say, “to hell with it” – I start a new journal. And no, I didn’t forget my password or use the wrong password.

  6. JK

    Thought best (again) not to place on your current:

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