The world of Trump and the Trump cult, (I call it a cult because sane, kind people have become everything they used to be against), is absolutely confounding to me. I have seen some nefarious characters in positions of power, but nothing to compare to this President, his Administration, and his followers.
He cannot keep competent people in his administration. Why is that, do you think? My guess, partially based on books, interviews, and testimony, is Donald Trump is so crooked and on the border-if not already there-of criminal they finally got a clue he would not change and bailed before they could be involved with something that would ruin their careers or send them to jail like Paul Manafort.
He has sown so much division among Americans it is constantly on display and he fuels it every chance he gets. He appeals to people’s bad side and makes it okay to bring it into the sunlight and embrace the hatred.
Those of us who cannot stomach his rhetoric are now traitors, not patriotic, hate America, need to leave the country if we don’t agree with Trump, etc. I had a high school friend post that if one was not Christian, he/she should leave America. Sounds like the shit we heard in England that inspired us to immigrate to America many, many years ago for religious freedom.
As has been pointed out by many since the President suggested “The Squad” go back to their countries. Omar is the only one of the four who was not born in America. She immigrated here from Somalia when she was 12 years of age and is now an American citizen. She has been a citizen longer than Melania Trump.
I made a comment that Trump is a savant with spin and PR. He could sell an igloo in hell. Otherwise, he is a moron. Yet there are very smart people who hang on his every word. If it was back in Salem, we would say they were possessed or influenced by witchcraft. That would certainly be an easier explanation.