Trump constantly disparages people. Someone checked how many times he has called people names. It came to over 400 hundred.
There is an old English children’s rhyme. One which persuades a child victim to ignore taunts. The words have slightly changed over the years. Its meaning remains the same: “Sticks and stones may break my bones / But names cannot harm me.”
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle put together a list of White House staff who have described the President in less than flattering terms. The comments directed to his mental acumen.
Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Trump as “an idiot.” Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a “fucking moron.” His former Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohen said he was “dumb as shit.” Once National Security adviser H. R. McMaster called him a “dope” with the “intelligence of a kindergartener.” His first Chief of Staff Reince Priebus called him an “idiot” also.
The names must offend the President. Especially one who believes he is the smartest President ever. Believing and being are two different things.
My podcast last night. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou.
I love doing the show! Apparently the audience does, also. The numbers increase weekly. The show has acquired national sponsors. Its syndication recently expanded.
Tennessee Williams one of the writing greats who called Key West home. On this day in 1955, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his play write of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Few recalled Harold Bornstein, M.D. till the past 24 hours. He was Trump’s personal physician for 35 years. He is the doctor who wrote last year a good health letter for the President. Said in effect Trump was the healthiest President ever.
Bornstein apparently not Trump’s personal physician any longer.
In February 2017, Trump’s body guard, his lawyer, and a third person”raided” his office early one morning. Bornstein was there. The three removed all of Trump’s medical files.
Bornstein referred to the visit as a “raid.” He claims he felt “raped.”
The President moves in strange ways.
This story is somewhat familiar to the one Stormy Daniels has been telling. The part where she was putting groceries in the trunk of her car. Her young daughter in the back seat. Daniels claimed a strange man walked up to her and told her to back off Trump, suggesting danger to her and her daughter.
I don’t know if either story has truth/merit. They do have a common base. One involving fear and intimidation. Initiated purportedly for or by the most powerful man in the world.
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is a trouble maker. A bully. Authoritarian. An inventor of events. An initiator of false events. A right wing populist. Denounces the media. Dogged by corruption scandals. Casts himself as a victim of the elite establishment. Uses fear and hatred to sow divisions in societies and to win elections.
Similar to Trump. Birds of a feather.
Both suck up to each other.
Netanyahu has been on the international media the past few days attacking Iran. He claims Iran was not completely forthcoming re the fabled deal.
His audience is actually one. Trump. He wants Trump to not approve/renew the agreement with Iran.
Netanyahu is using colorful charts, diagrams and photos to support his position. A false one as it turns out. Everything Netanyahu is selling is old news, known to the parties to the agreement at the time entered into.
Recall National Security adviser Colin Powell’s infamous address in 2002 re Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Turned out not to be true.
Powell’s speech then is Netanyahu’s speech today. Scary, but false. Powell unaware of falsity at the time he made the speech. Whereas, Netanyahu knows he is speaking with a forked tongue.
Netanyahu’s object is to destroy Iran.
He considers Iran and Syria to be Israel’s most dangerous enemies.
The belligerents in Syria wish to de-escalate. With the exception of one. Israel.
This week’s KONK Life hits the stands today. I have begun writing my COMMENTARY column again. This week’s title Can An Independent Be Elected President In 2020?
Before you say no, read the article. It could just happen.
Enjoy your day!