Sunday, December 31, 2017

What Would You Do If You Had Hired Donald Trump?

Suppose that a corporation hired Donald Trump because they were impressed by his success in the real estate business.  Things have not gone as well as they had hoped so the directors invite him to a meeting to discuss the erosion of his support among customers and the management team.  The directors would realize that they had made a mistake and they would have to fire him in order to save the corporation from ruin.  Ezra Klein reviews Trump's interview with a NYT reporter and concludes that he is not fit to occupy his job as our president.  Unfortunately, Trump was given a four year contract and he cannot be fired for poor performance. Republican members of Congress, and some who voted for him, may search for reasons to defend his presidency.  After all, he sold a tax plan that Republicans love, and he has used his position to put an arch conservative on the Supreme Court.  On the other hand, there are more important things that a president has to do.  Its pretty clear from this interview that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to most Americans and to the rest of the world.  He believes that he is the greatest president in our history, and he finds a way to twist everything that happens on his watch to substantiate his self image.

I reached a similar position in the post below.  I was tempted to believe that most of his lies were intended for the poorly informed members of his political base.  The NYT interview was ostensibly about the number of lies that he told in a 30 minute interview.  Its really more serious than that. Donald Trump is both  incompetent and delusional.  He claims that he wants to defend America against the enemies that he imagines.  He spends much of his time defending himself from the media which exposes his weaknesses.  He turns on Fox News, which is part of his psychological support system, to convince himself that he is really as great as he believes himself to be. 

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