Commentary: There's one thing we can learn from Donald Trump's presidency
What can you say about a guy who literally walks around tweeting nonsense about nothing, like a drunken frat boy with a new data plan. So, the Chooch-in-Charge is supposed to be on vacation for 17 days! 17 days! He's only been in office for 7 months! My company (which is generous with vacation time) only allows one week in the first year then two weeks in the second year (which if you play the game you can actually get 3 weeks off different story for a different day). And while Trump is off on yet another golf outing he tweets "Working hard from New Jersey while White House goes through long planned renovation. Going to New York next week for more meetings." Does anyone believe he's working? Anyone?
When you've earned time, you take time. Trumple Thin Skin hasn't earned a bathroom trip yet! In fact I'd argue that he is better qualified to clean the bathroom (no offense meant to anyone who earns an honest wage cleaning bathrooms). President Meathead spent a lot of his time being critical of his predecessor's time on the links, yet I honestly believe he's golfed more in 7 months than Obama did in 8 years. So how does he reconcile that? He doesn't, he doesn't care, he has the power of the White House, the power of White Privilege, and a Twitter account that allows him to blast something out to his base. Here's the thing, every time this fool needs to boost his ego, he rallies, then he Tweets, "The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio......." It makes him seem more relevant to preach to the choir rather than say fix things!
Then he calls the People's House a dump. He's done a ton of disrespectful things in his short term as President but referring to one of America's symbols as a dump! I liken it to calling the Statue of Liberty a slut, the Grand Canyon a crack in Arizona and demanding that the Liberty Bell be replaced with something not broken. I get that the walls of the White House are not dripping with opulence, I get that they don't have gold leaf covering the molding on the walls. What the House does have is a 217-year legacy of running this country. Every decision, every war (with the exception of the Revolution) we entered into, every law, has all been decided on within its walls. So, referring to it as a "dump" basically disrespects our entire democracy and everything we've built this great nation on.
But wait there's more! Especially if you live in that "drug infested den" known as New Hampshire. How do you feel about the Presichump of the United States referring to the state you call home in one of the most derogatory terms I've ever heard? Then he proceeds to cut funding that would combat it. But I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. After all, he walks around saying he won New Hampshire, which he didn't - yes, it was close - but he lost there. In fact in a recent poll of Granite Staters it showed that if Trump ran against John Kasich, Donald Twitter Fingers would lose by 12 points.
Here's the bottom line, when a President fails, we all fail. Am I saying that because I hope he suddenly turns around and starts acting Presidential? No, I have zero hope of that ever happening. He's proven over and over again that he cares nothing about what he says and what he does. He's done nothing and will do nothing. But I think that we can learn one thing that when a President fails we don't all necessarily fail, and we have Cheeto-in-Chief to thank for that. So we got that going for us which is nice! What the Hell is Up with that?
Fish is the opinionated morning jock on Classic Hits 92.7. He offers up his opinion at 7:50 a.m. every morning (Monday through Friday). Let's start the revolution. E-mail him at email@example.com. The opinions expressed by columnists do not necessarily reflect the views of the Brattleboro Reformer.
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