An Insider’s Look into the Unpredictable Chaos of Trump’s Presidency
Donald Trump’s presidency has been anything but ordinary.
Since his entrance onto the political scene back in 2015, he’s pushed the boundaries of Washington and overseen an unusually tumultuous administration.
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Trump’s Character Showing Through As Experienced Officials Are Unable to Reel In His Worst Impulses
It’s becoming increasingly clear that despite the efforts of experienced officials, President Donald Trump’s worst impulses are still unable to be effectively controlled.
This is evidenced by his unexpected announcement on Twitter regarding pulling U.S.
troops out of Syria, a decision that ran counter to the careful plans put together by the intelligence community.
Even respected former Marine Corps general and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis felt he couldn’t stand by such a short-sighted policy and ultimately gave his resignation in response.
This story is typical for the Trump administration, as experienced advisors and cabinet officials enter with a “steady state” mentality, hoping to keep the government running somewhat normally–only to be driven away from this chaos caused by Trump’s unstable leadership.
No matter how hard they try, these esteemed officials can never seem to manage or contain the president’s worst extremes; not even giving him a regular policy briefing is effective due to Trump allegedly needing flashy pictures or one-point distillations in terms of explanation–so much so that aides even have resort to steering him away from impractical or illegal solutions like proposing arming teachers in response to school shootings or detaining migrants at Guantanamo Bay in cases concerning immigration issues.
By now, it has become extensively evident that regardless of their best attempts, experienced and seasoned politicians are simply not able to keep up with reining in Trump’s most spontaneous outbursts and opinions–a potentially disastrous possibility if people like Stephen Miller with die-hard adoration remain amongst those advising him moving forth.
Donald Trump Lacks the Virtue Necessary to be a Great Leader
Donald Trump is uniquely unfit for the role of president outlined by Cicero in 44 B.C., of wisdom, justice, courage, and temperance.
He shows a distinct lack of any of these qualities necessary to become a great leader in today’s society.
Trump has never served in government before becoming president, indicating a lack of wisdom about how the system works.
Worse still, his own aides have referred to him as an “idiot” with less knowledge than a “fifth- or sixth-grader,”suggesting that he does not even pursue knowledge or seek advice.
In terms of justice, The president fails here too.
Rather than use his office to ensure the fair execution of the law, Trump uses the bully pulpit to be an actual bully – which is neither just nor civil.
When it comes to courage, Trump neither displays it nor takes responsibility when lacking it; during his campaign for presidency he avoided military service due to having “bone spurs” and then blamed everyone else but himself when unable to repeal Obamacare.
Lastly, delivering on Cicero’s virtue of Temperance is where Donald Trump’s fitness for office is most glaringly absent.
His treatment of women – calling them bimbos and dogs – as well as his failure to condemn violent right-wing extremists in Charlottesville (and referring them instead as “very fine people”), are clear violations against this virtue which he lacks intensely.
By all four measures outlined by Cicero and illustrated by Donald Trump’s behavior throughout his presidential term, it is clear that this man is uniquely unfit serve as President in today’s world.
President Trump’s Lack of Principles Damages Republican Ideals on Government, Defense, and Economic Policy
President Trump has often been accused of having an incoherent political philosophy.
His tendency to flip-flop on the issues and drift towards convenient solutions, instead of adhering to a set of core values, demonstrate that he is not interested in adhering to the Republican principles of governing.
The evidence is overwhelming.
When it comes to the size of government, President Trump proposed a massive budget that added more than $3 trillion dollars to the national debt and pushed for federal spending instead of reducing regulations.
Furthermore, his foreign policy has been erratic and even reckless at times.
He proposed meeting with Iranian officials which goes against traditional Republican policies and was about to launch a military strike when Iran shot down an American drone – which could have set off a full-blown war between the two countries.
Lastly, Trump has lead a trade war against China – yet another situation where the GOP’s policy is being neglected.
Through these examples, it becomes painfully apparent that President Trump does not uphold the principles prescribed by Republicans or conservative thinkers prior to him taking office; as such making it evident that he is not following his party’s ideologies and instead adopting policies dictated only by convenience rather than convictions.
Trump’s Obsession with Political Rivals Threatens Democracy
It is clear that President Trump cares more about protecting his own power than upholding and upholding the democratic system.
This was evident throughout his 2016 campaign, when he openly criticized Hillary Clinton and other political rivals, as well as during his time in office.
The president has continually attacked those standing in his way with reports of a so-called ‘deep state’, consisting of government institutions that are resistant to change based on the new administration’s wishes.
He has even targetted intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA over unfavorable information or reports, calling them “passive and naive”.
Trump’s willingness to break the law serves as further evidence that he would prefer ruling like a king rather than abiding by democratic norms.
This can be seen most prominently in his attempts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Hunter Biden for personal gain – an illegal move which could unquestionably be seen as an abuse of power.
The bottom line remains clear: President Trump cares only about securing his own political power at all costs, disregarding democracy and its safeguards in favor of maintaining control.
President Trump’s Destructive Diplomacy Threatens America’s Standing in the World
At the 2018 G7 economic summit, President Trump did not live up to his promise to put “America first.” Instead, he insulted the host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and made crude jokes about Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Overall, it was an embarrassment for the US on the international stage.
This behavior is part of a pattern of alienating allies and cozying up to enemies.
The president often disparages other world leaders on social media and threatens to pull out of long-standing trade agreements.
What’s more troubling is that he seems particularly fond of authoritarian leaders like Kim Jong Un, Rodrigo Duterte, and Vladimir Putin.
The biggest threat to America’s standing in the world right now is President Trump’s flippant approach to diplomacy.
Not only is he undermining relationships with important allies but he also appears can be easily manipulated into friendly relationships with dictators who are looking to take advantage of America’s good will.
Trump’s Language Style is Damaging Democracy
It’s no secret that words have power, and the words of a president carry an especially heavy weight.
The language coming from President Trump is unique in its abrasiveness and incendiary nature.
His use of inflammatory rhetoric, coarse language, and lies on top of lies damages our country’s discourse and sets a poor example for politicians and everyday citizens alike.
Furthermore, with Trump’s communication style there is no room for dialogue with opponents.
Instead of actually speaking to them, he degrades his adversaries by labeling them as “low testosterone” or “low IQ.” If you think about it, when treating one another with hostility is the norm it makes it incredibly difficult to form any kind of compromise.
Just take a look at one example from a meeting Trump held with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer discussing an infrastructure bill: he dialed up the tension so quickly that the negotiation came to a screeching halt within minutes.
This level of deceitfulness is seen in almost every part of his presidency.
He has made false claims about NATO allies having to spend more on defense, concerning international trade agreements such as NAFTA being completely overhauled (when they were just modified),and even downplaying crime statistics before he took office – all issues which got churned through his combine-like-garble-maker known as the Facts Machine before being presented to America as fact.
Trump Apologists Abet Tyranny at the Cost of Their Own Values
It seems like a false choice: should Republicans be loyal to their principles, or should they be loyal to Trump? But this is the reality that many Republicans face when considering how to respond to the president.
There are two main camps of Trump apologists in Republican politics today – the Sycophants and the Silent Abettors.
The Sycophants will never criticize the president, no matter what his decisions may be.
They follow him blindly, even though their loyalty to him runs contrary to principle-based governance.
On the flip side, there are those who are aware Trump is not making wise decisions but remain silent because they fear the consequences should they voice dissent.
These Silent Abettors support him anyway in an attempt to stay within his good graces and get access to power.
Both groups have abandoned basic conservative values and it has been at great cost – both for them as individuals and for our country as a whole.
No one wants a society where people must choose between loyalty to principles or loyalty to Trump; compromises can lead us down a dangerous path if we don’t preserve original ideals and speak out when needed.
It is up to the American people, rather than government officials, to rise up and take action if they want a better future for their country.
Americans Must Vote Wisely in the 2020 Election to Avoid a Troubled Future
Removing Donald Trump from office isn’t as easy as it seems.
In order to do so, White House officials would have to invoke a little-known provision included in the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which allows cabinet officers to remove an unfit president from office.
Invoking this power risk massive disruption and retaliations from Trump’s supporters, therefore making impeachment a dicey proposition.
The best way to ensure Trump leaves the White House is for citizens to vote him out in the 2020 election.
Every vote counts–Republicans have the opportunity to vote for other more moderate candidates if they wish–so it’s important for people to consider whether Trump reflects their values and is truly fit for this position before casting their ballots.
Ultimately, all of us will bear responsibility for how things turn out come November 2020.
We must choose wisely when it matters most!
The final summary of A Warning is clear: Donald Trump is utterly unfit to be the President of the United States.
His lack of political principles and reckless attitude have resulted in an administration characterized by chaos and instability.
As a result, those crucial officials who help to restrain his worst impulses are gradually losing power, raising fears that if we don’t take action soon, societal divisions might sharpen and the nation could start heading down a dangerous path towards authoritarianism.