“Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely, I’m crazy, Crazy for feeling so blue” – Willie Nelson
Well it appears “our” President can’t buy an attorney. According to Politico Magazine two more attorneys have declined to represent Trump in the Russia probe citing “business conflicts”. Also, according to the article, former George W. Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson also recently turned down the job citing “conflicts” but Olson added this little twist on MSNBC; “I think everybody would agree this is turmoil, its chaos, its confusion, it’s not good for anything. We always believe that there should be an orderly process, and of course, government is not clean or orderly ever. But this seems to be beyond normal.”
That’s right “beyond normal”. Hell, at this point I have forgotten what normal even looks like in the White House. The Evangelicals and Deplorables wanted Trump to “shake it up” and they have certainly got their moneys worth. Between the Russians, stolen emails, half a billion dollar loans, $6,000 first class airline seats, Facebook data manipulation, payoffs to Porn Stars and Playboy Bunnies Trump and his rotating cast of rogues and henchmen Trump has certainly shook things up.
How did Trump find himself in this position of lack of legal representation? Making an impulsive decision while watching Fox & Friends. Seriously, that is how he decided. Trump announced he was hiring longtime Washington lawyer Joseph diGenova without having met him or interviewed him and his real attorney, his lead attorney John Dowd decided, man life is just to short to work with this nutcase and split. diGenova didn’t make the cut for reasons that depend on which press release you believe, but the point is this, why announce you have hired him if you really hadn’t? Impulsive.
In the meantime as Trump continues to manipulate the Evangelicals and Deplorables convincing them that all this “beyond normal” we are experiencing is in fact part of his super, secret, evil plan China licks its chops and shakes its head. You see, China knows something that Trump knows, all he has to do is look at the back of his tie, China doesn’t need us. They don’t need Marlboro cigarettes, Kentucky Bourbon or Harley-Davidson’s. Sure, they might like to have them, but they don’t need them. The Chinese people are used to not getting what they want unlike us who expect to pay $5.00 for a shirt at Wal-Mart.
Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, left the White House because he knew that Trump’s trade tariffs were a dumb-ass and impulsive decision. Trump claims he is fulfilling a campaign promise, a promise he made to rural America, you know those Deplorables that got him elected. I guess what he didn’t think about what this; “Hmmm I wonder what we export to China that might come back and bite me in the ass?” Ask the Deplorables that grow Soybeans, Cotton and Corn. Ask the Deplorables that mine Coal and Cooper. Ask the Deplorables that use Chinese steel to manufacture automobiles, Harley-Davidson’s and construct buildings.
Trumps tweet yesterday tickled me; “Trade talks going on with numerous countries that, for many years, have not treated the United States fairly. In the end, all will be happy!” What he better figure out and quickly is how to narrow down “numerous countries” to one, one very big one, one that doesn’t need us, one that has quietly and effectively, I might add, been filling the void the United States has vacated because we have a pompous ass for a President who, for whatever, has aligned himself with the new and improved evil empire, Russia.
If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times, Trump will go down in history as the most ill-prepared President this country has ever experienced. And sadly, he remains ill-prepared even to this day relying on his sizable gut and impulses to make decisions rather than resources, research and people, people he has burned through in fourteen months like bad soap opera. Trumps impulses gave us Stormy Daniels and I am afraid that is just the tip of his impulsive iceberg.