The only reasonable explanation for Donald Trump’s peculiar fear of Robert Mueller’s investigation is that he has something to hide and it’s criminal.
It’s taken nearly 7 months for even Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters to awaken to the fact that they put a deranged lunatic in charge of the biggest nuclear arsenal the world has ever known. Then there are the ones who still support the amoral Tweeter-In-Chief. Every single day there is yet another bombshell revelation of Trump’s absolute incompetence.
Whether it’s about hosting a cabinet meeting where each and every person who attends must pay homage to the Dear Leader, or the truly limitless buffoonery of Trump saying he knows more about ISIS than any General, it is patently obvious that he is not in command of his faculties.
The GOP’s president is an habitual and steadfast liar. The ‘failing’ New York Times has a timeline of these lies which, when looked at in their awful totality, the only conclusion that can be made is that when Trump’s lips are moving, there’s a better than 60% chance that he is lying. In Chris Ladd’s superb article in Forbes, he explains why Republicans are incapable of ever governing and nobody illustrates his point more than Trump.
Republicans may keep winning elections, but they will never be able to govern until they can grapple with these four realities. Each item on this list is measurable, provable and broadly regarded as obvious. Failure to acknowledge these four truths means being as categorically, empirically wrong as it’s possible to be in the otherwise mushy, gray realm of politics:
1) Climate change is real and it is caused primarily by human activity.
2) Human beings evolved from simpler life forms, and the same evolutionary process shapes all living systems.
3) Abortion is a complex issue because it involves two legitimate liberty interests in conflict with one another.
4) Race still skews economic outcomes in the United States.
Ladd’s article then goes on to excoriate the GOP’s president.
With great care and a willingness to avoid exposure to facts, one can live successfully in denial of these four realities. However, anyone incapable of recognizing these obvious truths should not hold public trust. Like a poorly aimed weapon, any legislation or executive action crafted in defiance of these four truths will, at best, yield unnecessary collateral damage. In many cases, it will reap calamity.
Should you have the audacity to tell one of Donald Trump’s snowflakes that he is a colossal ignoramus and they protest too much, you can show them this excerpt from his interview with the New York Times:
TRUMP: But what it does, Maggie, it means it gets tougher and tougher. As they get something, it gets tougher. Because politically, you can’t give it away. So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan. Here’s something where you walk up and say, “I want my insurance.” It’s a very tough deal, but it is something that we’re doing a good job of.
The level of divorced-from-reality dipshittery of that statement is this president’s understanding of Medicare, which he knows as much about as he does Super String Theory. Republicans have been fed a steady diet of lies from the propagandist Roger Ailes for nearly twenty years now. This arguably makes them unable to distinguish facts from Fox News fiction, because they hear day after day that the “mainstream media” is lying to them. This is straight from the Joseph Goebbels school of propaganda, “repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.”
Republicans often have simple solutions to very complex problems.
Question: “What are you going to do to improve health care Mr. Trump?”
Answer: “We’re going to make it great. It’s going to be really affordable, that I can tell you. Everyone is going to love it.”
These are thoughts that appeal to simpletons which comprise the Republican base. When dyed-in-the-wool lifetime Republicans like Joe Scarborough and George Will are fleeing in disgust from the GOP, a measure of self-reflection might be due. What they are afraid to say aloud is that their party ceased being a party the moment they allowed the evangelicals to infiltrate Republican leadership.
The GOP isn’t a political party anymore, it’s become a cult, and a death cult at that.
If anything has illuminated that point, it’s the pathological motivations to erase any legacy of Barack Obama. There is more to it than just that. Donald Trump has been nothing his entire life but a con man. Naturally that doesn’t sit very well with Republicans because as Mark Twain said so presciently, “It’s easier to fool someone than convince them that they’ve been fooled.”
To admit that they were fooled by the greatest con man the world has ever known is for them to confess their own stupidity. In a world with truly limitless amounts of information, being stupid is at this point, a crime against humanity.
The only reasonable explanation for Donald Trump’s peculiar fear of Robert Mueller’s investigation is that he has something to hide and in all likelihood, it is criminal. It is the only reasonable explanation why he wants a sycophant to run the Justice Department who answers to him and him alone. After all, an innocent man does not ask about his pardoning powers just 6 months into his administration unless he knows something is coming down the pike. Whatever it is, Trump is very worried that Mueller will find it and when he does, that’s when Trump will be like a rat stuck in a burning cage.
The White House’s new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci just went off the rails and attacked Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on twitter, saying he’ll ask the FBI to investigate him for leaking his financial disclosure forms, which he claims is a felony. Though Scaramucci is a Harvard Law graduate, he doesn’t seem to know the difference between public and classified information. Whatever is coming down the pike, this level of chaos in the White House has never been seen before and the only sure thing is that there will be a lot more before the end of this administration.