He’s a lot of things but President Trump is no moron. He may be self-centered, unread and too lazy to learn the requisite knowledge to be President, but he is no moron. His lies have been too right, too intentional for a moron.
Merriam-Webster defines a moron as a mentally retarded person (specifies as “dated and now offensive”) or a very stupid person.
You see it took more than a moron as defined by either of these to systematically deploy the lies that are dismantling the US government, and its protections. Not even with the puppeteering of Bannon, Ryan, Pence, McConnell, and a host of others could this have happened with Trump remaining at the helm if he were a moron.
A more realistic argument is his own,” I am, like, a really smart person.” Perhaps the morons are our elected officials who protect him, those who voted for him and continue to support him although he continues to show them over and over again who he was and is.”
I have long agreed with the late Maya Angelou when she said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
Just think about it, in his campaign this President lied about the citizenship of President Obama, mocked a disabled reporter, demeaned a prisoner of war and decorated veteran, disrespected a Gold Star Family of a fallen hero, and paraded out the accusers of Bill Clinton before Hillary Clinton after the release of his disgusting woman-groping tape. His slogan “Make America Great Again”, clearly had racial overtones, and there were hundreds of contractors and the students of Trump University coming forward to say this man had cheated them…and he is President. No, this man is not a moron…but there are clearly morons in this equation.
If only he had just run an ugly campaign, won and then got down to the business of being President of the United States. This would have just been an ugly page in history. I vividly remember the morning after the election. I was in a state of disbelief. But I didn’t think the world was coming to an end. I thought our systems would protect us and I prayed President Trump would be more than candidate Trump. I thought the office would help him grow. I prayed for our President-elect and our country. And, here we are today.
We have a tax bill that only made a real difference to the wealthiest in America and our children will be paying the bill for life. We have heads of departments who are not only fully embody the description of “The Swamp,” but who have little expertise in the departments they run. We have untruths streaming not only from the White House but straight from the President’s fingertips. Those are the least of our worries and yet this President still has a 42 percent approval rating.
Moving on to the huge problems…to be continued.