So our President woke up this morning with itchy twitter thumbs;
“James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”
“The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!”
“The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!”
“Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox”
And the newest and apparently unsubstantiated Trump revelation;
“What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?”
I wish I was smart enough to understand what our President’s strategy was with this tirade but apparently I am not. My guess is that given that the FBI Director is meeting with the House Intelligence Committee today he is trying to drive the storyline and divert attention off the Russians, and wiretaps to Fake News, leaks and how hard he is working to “Make America Great Again” for you and I. The question is, are you still buying it?
Gallup Poll, an organization I hope we can all agree has the respect of most American citizens and groups just released their latest numbers on President Trump’s approval ratings; only 37 percent of Americans approve of the job our President is doing, and 58 percent disapprove. These are the worst ratings since he took office eight weeks ago. His approval rating stood at 45 percent just nine days ago.
What does all this mean to the 37%, Joe and Josephine Six Pack living in Beckley, West Virginia? What it tells me is that they are still hanging on, maybe by their fingernails, with their support of President Trump. But Richard and Rachel Merlot living in Raleigh, North Carolina, despite the raise in their 401 K, are having a tougher time staying on the Trump train.
Now this is just my hypothesis, I don’t live next door to the Six Pack’s but I know them and what I have noticed about them lately is this, they aren’t acting as froggy about their President as they once were. And the Merlot’s, well, the Merlot’s would rather discuss the weather than Trump.
My observation are based on this, I am very vocal in my disdain for the actions of our President much to the chagrin of my wife. Ask me for my opinion, or don’t and I will give you my thoughts on the Muslim Ban, the Wall, Healthcare or any other number of boneheaded actions or statements of our President. What I have noticed is this, Trump supporters are having a harder time defending the actions and the words of their President.
As I have said time and time again, I don’t need or want this guy to fail, but I do need for him to grow up. And sadly, his flurry of tweets this morning confirms, at least for me, he hasn’t and apparently has no plans too. There is a certain “seriousness” we expect from our President. Refusing to shake the hand of the German Chancellor was not only childish but also boorish. It sends a signal to the world of a bully in the sandbox unwilling to share his toys and play nice with the other kids.
Here is the thing, ladies and gentlemen, this committee hearing this morning is both unnecessary and a time waster propagated by our President and his thumbs. There are so many other important issues our representatives should be dealing with, but here we sit, cleaning up a mess our President created that he could clean-up himself by doing just three things, being forthcoming about his relationship with the Russians, releasing his tax returns, and turning off his smart phone and putting it in his desk draw for the next four years.