It’s getting worse.
Remember when the Republicans criticized Obama for not “working with them” (as if that was possible!), not compromising, and doing things on his own? Those were the good old days.
The man-baby isn’t going to work with anyone, not even Republicans. He stirs up his base and looks for fights. What he loves more than anything else is fighting – he constantly pokes his finger in the eyes of his “opponents”, i.e. anyone who doesn’t march in lockstep behind him. Obviously, ridiculing and intimidating critics is not a strategy meant to win people to your cause. It’s a strategy meant to silence any form of dissent and consolidate power.
Less than two weeks in and it’s getting scary.
According to Press Secretary Sean Spicer, “career bureaucrats”, like acting Attorney General Sally Yates, “should either get with the program or they can go.” She’s fired.
And, for Trump, it’s not enough just to fire someone who disagrees with you. In the corporate world, you thank someone for their service, make up some bullshit about how they want to spend more time with their family, give them a nice letter of recommendation, and walk them to the door. In Trump’s world, you use the office of the presidency to call them a traitor in the hopes that their lives will be made miserable forever and that no further criticism from them will be possible.
It’s fascinating to watch the people around Trump regrouping and doubling down every day. I just can’t decide who the biggest problem is here. I mean, apart from Trump himself. Some are just enabling him by nodding, some are whispering new craziness in his ear, and some clearly have no courage and no soul. There are quite a few to choose from. You tell me.
Check out our previous thoughts on Trump’s love of firing.
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