I have frequently criticized President Trump’s actions, as his tenure in office has not been defined by what he promised to do, but too often by his doing the opposite of what he promised to do. While this is true with all presidents to some extent, Trump has been given an extraordinary opportunity given his situation and, unfortunately, for all of his claims of superior intelligence and business savvy, he seems to be running his administration to the same fate of Trump Steak, Trump Water, and the infamous Trump University.
The White House internal machinery has not been that of a sound administration too often, but rather more like a reality TV show where people are changed out as frequently as a diaper on a newborn babe for reasons that are all too unclear.
Anthony Scaramucci was one of such people. Regardless of what one thinks about him, he recently expressed concern on CNN that Trump himself may have to step down from running in 2020:
Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House communications director who has frequently defended President Donald Trump on television, said Monday he no longer supports Trump’s reelection bid and that the top of the 2020 Republican presidential ticket may need to be replaced.
The comments to CNN’s John Berman come following a weekend in which Scaramucci and Trump traded barbs. The former hedge fund manager has increasingly criticized Trump’s racist rhetoric as well as his recent visits to the scenes of mass shootings.
Asked by Berman on “New Day” if he was “no longer an active supporter of President Trump and his reelection bid,” the former Trump loyalist replied, “I think that’s pretty obvious from over the weekend.”
“The guy’s actually dissembling a little bit, and he’s sounding more and more nonsensical. And, you know, we’re sort anesthetized to it,” he added, referring to the President’s rhetoric and behavior.
Scaramucci’s public break with Trump makes him the latest loyalist to cut ties with the President. Some other high-profile allies, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and personal attorney Michael Cohen, have also distanced themselves from Trump after once vigorously defending him in public.
Trump appeared to be angry over the weekend with Scaramucci after he called the President’s recent visits to the grief-stricken cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following two mass shootings a “catastrophe.”
Scaramucci says Trump will turn on everyone ‘eventually,’ then ‘entire country’
Asked Monday if he was calling for changing the Republican ticket, Scaramucci replied, “Well, I’m calling for it to be considered, yes.”
“I think you have to consider a change at the top of the ticket when someone is acting like this,” said Scaramucci, who didn’t name a potential replacement candidate, instead saying, “Let’s watch how this unfolds.”
The former aide said that although he believes Trump’s policies are “very, very good for the American people,” the President’s “rhetoric is so charged and so divisive that we have to all just take a step back now and say, ‘what are we doing, actually?'”
“He goes after individuals as the President of the United States on his Twitter account, OK, which incites hate, which incites death threats,” he said, adding later, “The racially charged comments, the divisive tweeting, the nonsense coming from the President is not helping the country.”
In a tweet following the CNN interview, Scaramucci said he had held off on distancing himself from Trump because he “tried to see best” in him “based on private interactions and select policy alignment.”
Responding to Scaramucci’s comments to CNN, the White House on Monday said he had no credibility.
“He worked at the White House for less than two weeks and is certainly no expert on this President,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “This is all self-serving on his part and the media plays right into it. It’s embarrassing to watch.”
Trump himself later hit out at his former communications director.
“Scaramucci, who like so many others had nothing to do with my Election victory, is only upset that I didn’t want him back in the Administration (where he desperately wanted to be),” Trump tweeted. “Also, I seldom had time to return his many calls to me. He just wanted to be on TV!”
‘Eventually he turns on everyone’
On Saturday, Trump ripped into Scaramucci in a pair of tweets, writing that the former aide, who served in the administration for 11 days in 2017, was fired “from a position that he was totally incapable of handling.” Noting that Scaramucci regularly appears on TV, he added: “Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!”
The President’s tweets came several says after Scaramucci said last week on MSNBC that Trump’s recent visits to El Paso and Dayton were a “catastrophe.” On Monday, he told Berman of Trump’s trips, “the only thing (Trump) was doing in those areas was talking about himself and praising himself and crowd sizes. And so it just — one day after the next it gets worse and worse and worse.”
Responding in a tweet on Sunday to Trump’s attacks, Scaramucci said that although he’s “fully” supported Trump over the last three years, “Recently, he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable,” adding, “Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country.”
Scaramucci’s ousting in July 2017 came shortly after an infamous, expletive-laden interview he gave to The New Yorker in which he ripped top White House officials by name. In many of his post-White House TV appearances he has defended Trump, while also making public appeals about curtailing some of his behavior and changing policies, including a suggestion on CNN last year for Trump to “dial down the lying.” (source, source)
Now as I have said before, it is unlikely that Trump will step down, and the current standings are that he will likely win. But as I have always said, that is conditional on the current state of events. Just as sometimes unpredictable storms roll in and bring torrential rains from a period of relative dryness, so too can factors in political life happen of a like nature. This does not mean that such storms are absolutely “unpredictable,” but that sometimes one cannot see the factors causing them to form until much later, and sometime through nobody’s fault because one simply would not be able to see them.
There has been concern about Trump’s mental state for a while. There are legitimate allegations of long-term cocaine use, and to be far, even I was concerned as I have seen potential signs of such (his constant sniffling, for example). Trump’s own inner staff has expressed concerns about his mental state, saying that at times he seems to be erratic and irrational in his actions, acting on impulse before reason:
Monday was … strange. President Trump spent the day questioning the cause of the Civil War, doubling down on his praise of Andrew Jackson, claiming he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, admiring controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, disparaging the current iteration of his party’s health-care bill, suggesting breaking up big banks, wobbling both ways on a gas tax, and abruptly walking out on an interview after a reporter pressed him on his renewed allegations of being wiretapped by former President Barack Obama.
“He just seemed to go crazy today,” one Republican aide told Politico.
The short period was one of Trump’s most accessible days in office as he gave interviews to Bloomberg, SiriusXM, and Face the Nation, but administration officials winced as the president’s comments repeatedly came out of left field. “They were not helpful to us,” one official said of the interviews. “There was no point to do all of them.”
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley went a step further. “It seems to be among the most bizarre recent 24 hours in American presidential history,” he said. “It was all just surreal disarray and a confused mental state from the president.” (source, source)
Now there is the Epstein murder, and I use this term because while it is not unreasonable to say that it is possible he committed suicide, the circumstances are far, far too obviously suspect to say that Epstein simply harmed himself to the point of his own death. He was a pimp in young children for very wealthy and powerful men, and Trump’s all-too-close connections with Epstein and his inner circle strongly suggest that he was one of the many johns who sought out Epstein’s immoral and illegal services. As I have stated before, it is entirely possible that Trump had Epstein murdered to cover himself, as he would have the resources to do so an orchestrate a cover-up of it.
The next several months will be interesting to watch. The Democrats have no candidate and are a veritable three-ring-circus, and in the meantime Trump is once again caught up in his own myriad of scandals.
So what should the average man do?
Sit back, grab a bucket of popcorn, a large soda, and maybe a box of candy and watch the fireworks. That is, when he as time, as the rest of the time he should work on paying off his personal debts, saving up money, and making himself as skilled and strong in a mental, spiritual, and physical way alike for the future.
America has a lot of problems and things are going to get worse. Watching the political discourse today is essentially watching porn, as it is a waste of time on filthy matter that only feeds the ego and allows one to project his own personal feelings into something that he has no part of while consuming needlessly his personal energy. The difference is that these people are a lot uglier and wear (usually) clothes when on television.
Life is a beautiful thing, and America is going to suffer gravely for her sins, especially that of facilitating in a major way the transition of the world into Sodom. Now is not the time to look for what the best deals are for a Gomorrahite vacation, or what other deals are being proposed for holiday in the plains of Middle Ghor, but to do what one has to (all in a moral way, of course) to get the funds to sell his house and move far away into the mountains and build for himself what he must there. Indeed, the day will come when the fires of Heaven will consume all of the garbage that is considered normal now, and the wise from their mountain cabins will look back upon the smouldering ruins of what once was there in amazement and righteous, moral judgement of their sins which they loved more than God and made their choice to keep.