Trump has been president for less than two weeks and things are not as bad as everyone thought. They’re much worse. If you think the Republican Party is going to let this level of turmoil go on for four years, you may be in for a surprise. There may already be a plan in place to dump Trump.
If you’ve been paying very close attention to the talking heads on the Sunday shows, hints have been sprinkled everywhere; Trump won’t last more than a few months.
Perhaps not by coincidence, those verbal dribbles give credence to the rush the Republican leadership seems to be in when it comes to pushing through their right-wing, fascist, pro-pollution, anti-consumer, deregulating, tax cuts for the rich, economy-crashing agenda.
And when they’re done giving their billionaire donors everything they want, the Republican political machine will chew Trump up and spit him out in tiny pieces. Shortly thereafter, the economy will crash badly, and they’ll waste no time in blaming Trump for signing all those horrible new laws and deficit-exploding tax cuts.
According to US News,
John D. Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, minces as few words as the president in his professional assessment of Trump.
“Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president”… Gartner says, [Trump] has “malignant narcissism,” which is different from narcissistic personality disorder and is incurable.
Gartner added, “We’ve seen enough public behavior by Donald Trump now that we can make this diagnosis indisputably.”
However, you don’t really need a psychology degree to see quite plainly that Trump is a mass of conflicting impulses unabated by self-control, common sense, integrity, or coherent purpose. He’s paranoid about the media, lies like a rug, and imagines things that aren’t real. Add that to his unconscionable litany of conflicts of interest and it really shouldn’t be too hard for Congress to oust him. And they will.
When Republicans are done using Trump to sign off on hugely unpopular tax cuts for billionaires, while tearing the safety net to tiny bits, they can install the puppet they really want; Mike Pence, who will do as he’s told and finish dismantling American democracy, without all the flash and flurry of someone with ‘malignant narcissism’ disease.
Of course, none of this could happen. But it’s hard to imagine the most powerful nation on earth enduring a perpetual constitutional crisis for years. At some point, the stock market will get very nervous, and the billionaires who own Congress won’t stand for too much of that. Follow the money. Always.