Likely the first in a series.
I may have mentioned previously something like, “You paid for it, you own it.” Truth be known, I may have said that in haste and in the heat of passion. Regardless, it still holds true. Those who voted to elect Donald Trump appear to be getting what they paid for: a schlemiel-in-chief. As reported on ABC News yesterday, the person set in two weeks to be the commander-in-chief continues to be coming off as somewhat less. Comments by Trump, members of the nation’s intelligence services, and members of Congress reflect a dismaying situation. A few choice excerpts from the last night’s news program:
ABC News anchor David Muir: President elect Donald Trump has taken aim at the U.S. intelligence community after their unanimous finding that the Russians were behind the hacking during the election. Tonight the intelligence community, which has been silent, silent no longer.
David Muir: It was a few days ago, when asked about the Russian hacking, the President-elect said, “I know things other people don’t know,” and promised to reveal it. Nothing yet from Mr. Trump on that, but tonight we are now hearing from the intelligence community.
Donald Trump: They have no idea if it’s Russia, or China, or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace.
Mary Bruce, ABC news reporter: Doubling down on New Year’s Eve…
Trump: [Again says he knows things other people don’t know.]
Mary Bruce: But today Intelligence Director James Clapper said he’s now more sure than ever it was Russia.
Senator Clair McCaskill: Who actually is the benefactor of someone, who is about to become the commander-in-chief, trashing the intelligence community?
James Clapper: I think there is an important distinction here between healthy skepticism, which policy makers, to include policy maker number one, should always have for intelligence. But I think there is a difference between skepticism and disparagement.
Mary Bruce: As Trump questions American intelligence, he praises Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and he seized on comments from Julian Assange, the head of Wikileaks, who made public the hacked emails
Mary Bruce: [continuing] Trump tweeting, Julian Assange said a 14 year old could have been behind the hack. Also said Russians did not give him the info.
We are subjected to a subsequent tweet from Donald Trump:
The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange – wrong. I simply state what he states, it is for the people to make up their own minds as to the truth.
It is entirely possible the people, the American voters, are starting to make up their own minds as to what is the truth, and it is not encouraging for Snowflake-elect Donald Trump. We are seeing a habitual liar, elected with around 2.8 million votes short of a majority, who is perceived as getting cozy with one of America’s most treacherous adversaries and also with another person who daily demonstrates his disdain for the United States.
As each day passes, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish the president-elect from a schlemiel-elect. This column awaits further developments and will comment on them with great joy in the weeks to come.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.