The summer intern at Fox & Friends

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“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’” – Donald Trumps speaking to a group of officers on Long Island, N.Y

“To suggest that police officers apply any standard in the use of force other than what is reasonable and necessary is irresponsible, unprofessional and sends the wrong message to law enforcement as well as the public.” – New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill statement after Trump’s speech 

If you didn’t know this already we have a 71-year-old adolescent as President of the United States. The definition of an adolescent is someone in the process of developing from a child into an adult. For whatever reason Trump got stuck in the process of becoming an adult.

I would suspect the reason Trump was unable to bridge the gap from pubescent to grown-up has to do with money, privilege, and entitlement. He was raised as a spoiled, bully rich kid and sadly, for 65% of us, he has never been able to recover.

Friday, “Junior” fired his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. It wasn’t a big surprise. Washington House insiders have talked about how disrespectful “Junior” had treated Priebus even calling him into his office one day to simply kill a fly. But the ultimate disrespect occurred Friday. As “Junior” landed back in Washington after encouraging New York police officers to not “be too nice” during arrests, he tweeted before exiting the plane that Preibus had been replaced. Reince Priebus had been on that flight, and was sitting in a van with other staff waiting to return to the White House. While they were waiting “Junior” sent the tweet and the other staff exited the van leaving Priebus to ride alone to clean out his office.

When you read Trump’s Tweets, which sadly I do, you realize that he has simply not grown-up, much like Peter Pan. He looks like a grown-up, dresses like a grown-up but he isn’t an adult. His growth as been stunted. When he isn’t retweeting Fox & Friends like a summer intern who defend and validate his boneheaded decisions, his speechs to the New York police officers or the Boy Scouts of America are just two recent examples, he tweets about himself “Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!” and his perceived accomplishments  “I love reading about all of the “geniuses” who were so instrumental in my election success. Problem is, most don’t exist. #Fake News! MAGA”.

Rogue POTUS Staff pointed out that there three kinds of leaders, #1- the type who are experts in the field they are in, #2- the type who don’t know the field and are wise enough to build a great team of people who are experts, and #3- those who are failures. Trump is a failure and he is so desperately afraid of looking like a failure that it makes him actually become a bigger failure. Sadly we, you and I, are the collateral damage.

“The emperor walked beneath the beautiful canopy in the procession, and all the people in the street and in their windows said, “Goodness, the emperor’s new clothes are incomparable! What a beautiful train on his jacket. What a perfect fit!” No one wanted it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then it would be said that he was unfit for his position or that he was stupid. None of the emperor’s clothes had ever before received such praise.

“But he doesn’t have anything on!” said a small child. “Good Lord, let us hear the voice of an innocent child!” said the father, and whispered to another what the child had said.

“A small child said that he doesn’t have anything on!” Finally everyone was saying, “He doesn’t have anything on!”

The emperor shuddered, for he knew that they were right, but he thought, “The procession must go on!” He carried himself even more proudly, and the chamberlains walked along behind carrying the train that wasn’t there.” – The Emperor’s New Clothes

 

       

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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4 Responses to The summer intern at Fox & Friends

  1. William Tell says:

    This came up for me yesterday pertinent my writing elsewhere: Ecclesiastes 10:16 … “Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!” We have a previous historical example of exactly this point, in the person of England’s King John: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John,_King_of_England

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  2. I missed your wit and commentary over the weekend. Actually had time to read the comics in the newspaper. “Fake news, you know. They’re going down, not funny, not true, so full of hate. But, America loves me. I can see it everywhere I go….the Boy Scouts, the ego rallies, they all just love me…my office, my staff, they love me.”
    By the way, that’s a great graphic leading into your post. Thank you

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