A Washington Post headline might make one think that a military coup could be in the making in Donald Trump’s administration: “Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration.” The term used by the WP for their presence was “ubiquitous,” which, of course, means found everywhere, especially at the same time. T-rump has surrounded himself with billionaires and current and retired generals, and it would appear that he is at least listening to the latter, considering General John Kelly has tamed his Twitter use. Five of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are also credited with taking a more forceful condemnation of hate on Charlottesville that Trump.
Battlefield commanders in control at White House
Military battlefield commanders include White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster. So far, the trio has T-rump’s ear establishing a relationship where he, at least, has confidence in their judgment. Critics consider them the first calming effect of the Oval Office. The question is whether the generals will be able to control Donald Trump to at least follow reasonable advice. Or will it be necessary for these generals to take control of a deteriorating administration, taking over a failing government, and institute military control? It’s happened all over the world and with less crazy leaders than Donald Trump.
‘This time around’ is a county ruled by a psychopathic lunatic who places himself before everything he says or does in a nation that had just recovered from another Republican incompetent president, George W. Bush. An apathetic public has allowed a bunch of double-digit morons to elect a man that clearly did not have the skill nor capacity to govern. Look at the track record of Donald Trump and you will see that there is absolutely nothing to celebrate on this Labor Day but the fact that we aren’t yet at war with North Korea or the rest of the world hasn’t turned its back on us. There’s so much more and the downside is it doesn’t look like there is or will be an upside.
Donald Trump listens to no one. John Kelly has proved that when recently, after a Trump tirade against him, he commented that no one had ever talked to him like that in his many years of service. He added, that would never happent again. So what happens when Kelly is gone? Do the wheels come completely off and Trump is banished, giving us Mike Pence, who, in my mind, could be even worse than Trump with his Tea Party upbringing. Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration for the workers of America, the very backbone that keeps this country moving. It would be interesting to know how those workers who supported Trump feel about their day now.
Not soon enough for 61% of the American public who think he is doing a lousy job in the White House. This is the lowest yet for the Quinnipiac University poll where his biggest upset is the fact that with whites without a college degree, only 29 percent said they approve strongly of how Trump is handling his job, while 49% disapprove . This is the demographic that elected him in 2016. There’s more…
“An overwhelming 67 percent of non-college whites supported Trump, as opposed to only 28 percent who supported Hillary Clinton. Whites without a college degree also find the president unfavorable — 49 percent — opposed to 45 percent who view him favorably.”
12 of Trump staff fired or resigned already
Quinnipiac also found that 63 percent of those surveyed believe the Russians interfered in the 2016 election, with 30 percent saying Trump did something illegal, and 30 percent saying he did something unethical. A majority of voters are embarrassed that Donald Trump is their President as compared to being proud, and a whopping 71% do not think he is balanced. The last one is the most troubling and the trait is borne out by the fact that there have been 12 departures from the Trump administration in the first six months he has been in office…
Anthony Scaramucci, Communications Director, after only 100 days (864,000 seconds)
Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General, from Obama administration, only 11 days
Michael Flynn, national security adviser, only 23 days
Katie Walsh, deputy chief of staff to Priebus, 70 days
Mike Dubke, first communications director, 86 days
Angella Reid, White House usher, 106 days
James Comey, FBI Director, 110 days
KT McFarland, deputy national security adviser, 118 days
Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, 181 days
Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, 183 days
Michael Short, deputy press secretary, 187 days
Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff, 189 days
Who will be next???
If you can get your mind beyond all that, who do you think is next? Attorney General Jeff Sessions? Not likely since he is a former Senator and the good old boys of that chamber are backing him. Special counsel Robert Mueller? Probably not since Congress has inferred that might be grounds for impeachment. How about Steve Bannon, Trump’s top adviser or Jared Kushner, the son-in-law who supposedly colluded with the Russians, even Donald Trump, Jr., also being vigorously investigated for his Russian shenanigans. The way Bannon has survived so far indicates to me he has something in his pocket about T-rump, and the other two are family.
Here’s an MSNBC video of the latest Quinnipiac Poll…
The firing of Anthony Scaramucci
The new chief of staff, John Kelly’s first task was a hatchet job on former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who actually deserved a beheading. It was quick and deadly but no one really knows where the order came from since the need for the Mooch’s firing was so obviously called for. When Huckabee Sanders said he boss condoned Scaramucci’s behavior, everyone figured it was no holds barred for a new form of White House vulgarity. Since John Kelly rarely talks about his beliefs, and Army cronies say he follows orders, there is concern that things will still come from the top with T-rump giving the orders.
Looks like a tsunami at the White House
When Quinnipiac tried to determine what was actually causing the plunge in poll numbers, Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Poll commented, “The daily drip drip of missteps and firings and discord are generating a tidal wave of bad polling numbers.” It’s more like there was an earthquake in the ocean of politics and there is a tsunami roaring through the American public. [my words] Malloy added…
“Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags.”
It’s all about the Trump brand
It is hard to imagine there is anything Donald Trump could do to raise his favorability ratings, and it is even more doubtful that he cares. I have said before many times that Donald Trump is in the White House for one reason, to promote the Trump brand. He did it with his travel decision on Turkey, again with the peddling of his golf courses and Ivanka’s jewelry and clothes. This sort of thing has been unconscionable until…Donald Trump entered the Oval Office. So now he rides out the wave of unpopularity until he has sucked every bit of Trump prosperity out of the White House. Then he’ll go his way with his family of simpletons and leave the United States fucked up.