Despite all the king's men, Humpy Trumpty continues to make bad - as in horrible - decisions.
What good are experts when Trump distrusts smart people?
Right up to the last minute Trump's National Security team was comfortable that when he addressed NATO he would re-assert America's willingness to come to the aide of another member country in case of an attack.
Trump let them think what they wanted. The minute he minced up to the podium it was obvious he was going to play the bully...again.
He didn't offer one word of assurance for collective defense. Instead he scolded the country's for not paying their part into the overall slush fund.
An old English proverb perfectly summarizes why Trump seldom takes any ones advise; "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink."
I clearly remember Trump's minions claiming that he'd get the best people in the world to help him lead the country. That he would assemble a super team that would Make America Great Again.
The reality. Not only did Donny not pick a super team, he routinely ignores the advise of those that he did assemble around him in The White House.
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I've said all along that no-one is going to rehabilitate a 70-year old billionaire's bad habits. I don't care how long these erstwhile experts try to civilize the man-baby, he's going to do what he wants...when he wants...and how he wants.
As each days passes it becomes more apparent; Trump thinks he's a king and cannot be held to account for anything he does.
The man-baby will continue to shake his rattle of fear and fake news for the base supporters as long as he can get away with it.
Time for me to walk on down the road...