Good Day World!
The New Testament tells us about a guy named Saul who saw the risen Christ and immediately became his disciple and changed his name to Paul.
The conversion of Paul the Apostle brings to mind my utter surprise at Trump attacking a Syrian airbase, an action comparable to making a moral decision.
Since 2013, Trump has made no bones about how little he cares about the war in Syria and the loss of innocent lives.
He's repeatedly spoke out against getting involved in the conflict and said that we should leave the Syrians alone to work out their own problems.
Then, after launching a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase for dropping a chemical weapon on civilians, Rump held a press conference and told us that he couldn't bear to see those "children of God" suffering, and he had to act right away...without consulting Congress.
It almost sounds like a conversion of biblical proportions. Saul, who later became the Apostle Paul, was known for his zealous persecution of early Christians.
Then one day, on the road to Damascus, that all changed.
After a complete reversal of opinion did Chump suddenly take a walk on his own version of the Damascus trail? Don't bet on it.
With China's president visiting his private golf club - aka the Winter White House - it was great optics to demonstrate a display of America's military might to the Asian leader.
There's other possibilities. No one - as in the mainstream media - is talking about Hump's team and the Russians working together during the last election.
Talk about good optics. It looks good that the White House is pushing back at Russia, who Stump has courted throughout his rise to power.
The hoped for narrative: Trump and Putin are no longer lovers.
In addition, Lump's false claim of being wiretapped has slipped to the bottom of the news.
Two recent civilian lawsuits against him have been given the okay to proceed by judges, but those stories slipped into obscurity after 59 Tomahawk missiles were launched.
Maybe it was a miracle. But being the skeptical guy that I am, I'll wait to see if a halo appears above Trump's toupee before deciding.
Time for me to walk on down the road...