Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As The White House Turns: Trump Sulks, Attacks Everyone

                                        Good Day World!

Trump is spinning around like a Tasmanian Devil that's had it's dick stepped on after another bad week for his regime.

Maybe it's because he's finally beginning to understand what trouble he's in after the midterms. With the Democrats at the helm in the House he knows he's going to suffer one indignity after another with repeated revelations and violations.

His tax returns are the first thing Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, will look at as his first order of business as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

In desperation, Trump has put a crony in temporary charge of the DOJ after firing Jeff Sessions, hoping he can obstruct Mueller's investigation into his presidential campaign.

He's also lashing out against his own Cabinet members making it known Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Homeland Security Secretary Kristijen Nielsen, are on borrowed time. 

The urge Trump satisfied so many times on his reality show, The Apprentice, to fire someone continues to surface when he's stressed out.

The author of the book Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, Dr. Justin Frank (a physician with over 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis) summed up Trump's current condition in a recent interview:  

What Trump has done is he has given the superego permission to become violent. He has sanctioned such violence, which is very disturbing. Donald Trump is like a person who has road rage. But he has the world's biggest bully pulpit and is able to express this rage in front of everyone.

If anyone is unstable or people are angry, even it is justifiable, a leader gives permission to express it. It comes and goes in waves. It may have gotten worse because of Trump's anxiety about the midterms. I worry that Trump's anxiety has translated into even greater externalization of his aggression."

I'm also concerned about Trump being cornered with the avalanche of bad things coming his way. His instinct is to lash out against the world...regardless of the consequences.

As president of the United States that's a damn scary thought!

Time for me to walk on down the road....

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