A few Facebook friends have jokingly told me they have a betting pool on how quickly I will exhaust the letters of the alphabet in my presentation of Donald Trump’s sheer insanity – the most generous (for Trump) being Valentine’s Day; the least generous being 7 February (not 2016). Of course, they must be joking, because who would bet against breaking America before the 7th of February?
Here are a few more exhibits (part I is here).
Exhibit T, in which Trump fires the acting attorney general of the United States for questioning the legality of his Muslim ban. There is a degree of insubordination that justifies a firing, of course, but dismissing your legal subject matter expert over a matter they are most qualified to opine on is the height of arrogance.
Exhibit U, in which Trumpster Fire staff once more engage in open revolt, despite chastisement from the pyromaniacs minions.
Exhibit V, in which D(D)T nominates Betsy DeVos for secretary of Education – a woman who is better known for her political ‘philanthropy’ than her understanding of education. Amusingly, it seems, Mrs DeVos is funding her own public support, because she’s such a terrible candidate that Trump can’t secure the vote even with a republican majority.
Trump’s candidate list, by the way, is worthy of an entire alphabet in itself, with virtually every candidate the South African equivalent of Wouter Basson as minister of health.
Exhibit W (I’m not even slowing down yet), in which Trump switches the focus of the American counter terrorism program to focus solely on Islamic Terror, despite the fact that American deaths to Islamic terror are almost insignificant compared to American deaths by White Supremacist terror or Islamic death by American terror. It’s like diverting all funding away from HIV research to find a cure for daddy long-legs bites.
Exhibit X, like the mark you make in response to fake news and alternative facts on a university exam. Take-A-Dump’s people…senior people…have no problems making blatantly false statements. Easily verifiable fibs. There’s the fake attack on a US frigate by Iran. There’s the horrific(ally false) Bowling Green Massacre. And who can forget that the turnout to Trumps inauguration was the most for any inauguration ever (since 2016)?
Exhibit Y, for WHY?? WHY would the Trump-led GoP reverse a law allowing mining companies to dump waste in rivers? Why? Are they so stupid they don’t realise this hurts them, too???
Exhibit Z, in which we are given some idea of how we can expect our privacy to be respected in the interests of national security. Spying was on of the Obama administrations great shames, but it seems unlikely the Fuckface von Clownstick administration will show any greater respect for our right to privacy. I say ‘we’ because, well, it’s not like the US only spies on American citizens, either.
As I pause for breath, you’ll note the final and 26th letter of the English alphabet is barely a pit stop…I have more big stories on the back burner, in case you thought letter Zee was as far as I was capable of getting. But there’s a certain symbolism to reaching the end of the alphabet in roughly half the number of days. And I need a pair of Myprodol.