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The Mind of Donald Trump

One can see President Trump as a decisive leader who takes bold action to move the country forward. Or, one can see him as a leader blissfully ignorant of the consequences of his actions.

I choose the latter interpretation.

I am reading about the consequences of his edict to ban entry to people from the seven prohibited countries. This is just one edict among many that are bold and reckless. These actions reveal a pattern to his decision-making.

There are six elements to President Trump’s thought process: (more…)

Oh Vanity, Thy Name Is Trump

                    “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”

                    —Samuel Butler, British poet (1613 – 1680)

President Trump’s obsession about his popularity manifested itself in a shocking display of outright lies to protect his vanity. His contention that the media were lying about the number of people at his inauguration reinforces what we already know about the man: vain, egotistical, narcissistic, and very thin-skinned.

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Trump’s Big Promise

On Inauguration Day Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. His inaugural address was stern, painting a bleak vision of America, yet promising to resurrect America from its “carnage”.

The paramount theme of his address, which will be the defining issue of his administration, was to revitalize America by protecting it from foreign competition. He will metaphorically wall off America. “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.” “We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American.” (more…)

Who Will Drive Policy In The Trump Administration?

The rumor is that Ivanka Trump was the one who, during election night, came in and told her father that he was pulling ahead in the presidential race. His response, “What do you mean I’m ahead?” is something I made up, but it has a strong ring of truth to it. At the outset of the evening the polls and the TV commentators were ready to crown Hillary Clinton, but as the night dragged on something else happened.

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Will Donald Trump Be an Agent of Change?

Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America and one-half of the country are ecstatic and one-half are fearful of it.

This election season was one of the worst in modern times as our top aspirants to the presidency abandoned facts, reason, common sense, and collegiality. This isn’t just about Trump: both candidates are guilty. It has given birth to a new Right-Left populism based on economic and social myths.

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Donald Trump, Businessman, Politician, Strongman

Donald J. Trump gave the most startling acceptance speech I have ever heard coming from a presidential candidate. The thing that made his speech startling was his belief, or audacity, that he, Donald J. Trump, would solve almost every problem that we have. He brazenly told us, “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.” (more…)