I am not much of a fan of the New York Times, who seems to be in the forefront of the keep attacking Trump media brigade, but one quote of theirs that came my way today particularly resonates: “This is news in the era of President Trump. It slaps you awake, follows you around all day, intrudes on your conversations, interrupts your dinner, whispers as you try to sleep. It has been coming at a relentless pace. From a hundred directions at once”.
When I did my last Trumpwatch post (merely a month ago) I had rather hoped I could put Trump to bed for a while, sensing most of my British friends have had enough, but this man has the amazing ability to create news at a drop of a hat. Since then and prior to my posting now, I have made three Trump related posts: “You don’t drain the swamp; the swamp drains you”, “Trump fires Comey”, and “King Cyrus and President Trump”, all of which relate to what I have come to see as a crisis point in the Trump presidency. I expect significant news to break in the next few days.
Much as I believe Trump to be the man for the hour (or at least what it is he represents as far as the direction America ought to be going), he is far from perfect, as is evidenced daily. When he comes out with quotes like: “In America we don’t worship government, we worship God”, I am thrilled, only to have an unrepeatable adverse reaction when I hear him say: “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly”. Anyone on the Trump band wagon will experience such a roller coaster ride.
But the reason for raising alarm bells, which no doubt astute Trump watchers have seen coming for some time, is that the forces stacked against him, including a significant number that would like to see him stand down, and if not on his own volition or done away with by violence, would want to see him impeached on the basis of being bad or mad, are formidable, including most of the Democratic Party, some of the Republican party and an assorted array of the rich and powerful. I sense right now they are biding their time, setting things up and waiting to pounce at the opportune moment. The intriguing question is how will this happen and, just as importantly, how should the President respond? If like me, you would want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt and believe in the main he is good for America, this may well be the most important question. I have no doubt there are those close to him who do seek to undermine by stealth and a significant number who would not want him to implement the agenda he was elected on. While conciliation, compromise, checks all have their place so does pre-emptive strikes. I hope wise people will rally round to advise the President and that the team around him will be loyal yet hold integrity and be of high quality who he can work worth in the best interests of the people.
As I have said before, “O to be a fly on the wall” or be like Marvin who had a brain the size of the planet or, more goody goody, have the wisdom of Solomon, so I really know what is going on and can discern who are the bad, mad and good guys in this whole drama. I suspect Trump is up against it big time and the Deep State that usually gets its own way is a huge obstacle to overcome. But there are also those who are rooting for Trump out of patriotism and are hoping not only do we get to the bottom of this whole Russian farce, what really went on when it comes to Hillary’s emails and Barrack’s wire-tapping, and the endless stream of leaks we have been recently witnessing, along with a long list of dodgy dealings, the perpetrators of which have yet to be brought to justice. I should also add, if it is found that the President has done things that merit him being impeached then he should go. I am one who supports him and prays for truth and justice to prevail and God to have mercy on America.
PS might I suggest rather than feel sorry for himself in public that the President go and read Rudyard Kipling’s poem – IF
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!