Will Trump Step Down?

Thom plus logo Forget about Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Andrew Cuomo is now the acting President of the United States. Trump continues to think that the job of president is "reality show moderator in chief."

Andrew Cuomo, on the other hand, the governor of New York State and a former member of Bill Clinton's cabinet, has been doing a morning update every day this week with facts, figures, and reassuring stories about his own family. He has been showing us what humanity, decency, and competence look like. CNN, MSNBC and even Fox News are carrying Cuomo's morning updates live nationwide.

Now that America has figured out that not only has Trump been lying to them for years but that the Republican Party and their trickle down economics for the past 40 years has been a scam, the country is turning it's back on Trump and the GOP. Every time Trump speaks, the stock market goes down even more and faster. America now gets it.

In Brazil, the people are demanding that right wing president Jair Bolsonaro step down because he did the same thing Trump has done in failing to prepare for a crisis that was obviously coming and then lying to his people about it for months.

Soon we will see demands that Trump step down and let somebody who actually knows how to run a government replace him. It can't come fast enough.

-Thom

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Legend 16 weeks 1 day ago
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Between the Economy and the virus this is going to get really bad. Trump had plenty of warning and ignored it as a hoax. It was easy to see this coming. It would take a book to describe all of the screw ups. LOL at Trumpsters attempts to dignify this mess. We are charting to be the worse in the world at dealing with this.

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deepspace 16 weeks 1 day ago
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Throughout his crooked, two-faced life, Trump's modus operandi has been to lie, deny, blame, and bluster his way through crises after crises of his own making. His egotistically smug expression is a clear tell that he gets off on it. He loves the chaos he sows, overacting faux righteous indignation as he blames others for his own words and actions. Then, in his juvenile mind only, he is the mighty hero who swoops in to save the day.

Society has rewarded him immensely despite his glaring, well-documented transgressions, so why should he ever change? In fact, with signs of mental decline, he probably can't change -- that is, if the thought to engage in even a modicum of self-reflection ever occurred to him in the first place since that would require humility, of which he has none. He's an old man stuck in his old ways. And for that, we all suffer.

Inevitably, we now have another serious crisis that is not of Trump's making, and of course, he has no idea how to respond other than to lie, deny, blame, and bluster his way through. It's the same dumb approach that has led to his many other failures.

And that salient fact should concern us all even more than his foolhardy delayed response to the pandemic, for it's the same dumb approach he is taking toward anthropogenic climate disruption, which threatens to crumble the very foundations of civilization itself and our ability to survive let alone thrive. Perhaps this pandemic is only a prelude to the kind of dire challenges humankind will continually face in the near future thanks to the criminal inaction of those presently in power.

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Willie W 16 weeks 1 day ago
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At yesterday's White House breifing, a question was raised about puting restrictions on how corporations could use bail out money in light of these companies engaging in company stock buybacks and CEO bonuses wich contributed to their current dilema. Trump said that applying restrictions would involve too many entities and would not be practical. Donald said. "I certainly hope they won't do that again. But if they do, I won't be happy."

Legend 16 weeks 1 day ago
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Republicans jumping on the Socialism wagon. Real problem is they are spending money that they do not have. Another Trillion. Have you heard of any cuts in spending? They kept pumping up the stock market with interest rate cuts and Quantative Easing. Now they have no tools left to bring the markets back up. With close to zero interest airlines could borrow money. Apple (who is not hurting) probably will. They borrow and keep profits overseas to avoid taxes.

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