Donald Trump is a terrible president. He’s also a terrible person, and a pretty awful American as well. No rational, thoughtful, or objective person could think otherwise. His supporters, however, meet few of those requirements, and they love the man with a rabid fever.
Now, as Trump continues to isolate and divide the United States, the world has begun to weigh in. One German newspaper has just brutally said what every sane American thinks about Trump. Der Spiegel just published an article called “A Danger to the World: It’s Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump”. Here are a few of the highlights:
Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.
…He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat. I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are. But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump. And one of the media’s tasks is to continue telling things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.
Trump is a miserable politician. He fired the FBI director simply because he could. James Comey had gotten under his skin with his investigation into Trump’s confidants. Comey had also refused to swear loyalty and fealty to Trump and to abandon the investigation. He had to go.
Trump is also a miserable boss. His people invent excuses for him and lie on his behalf because they have to, but then Trump wakes up and posts tweets that contradict what they have said. He doesn’t care that his spokesman, his secretary of state and his national security adviser had just denied that the president had handed Russia (of all countries) sensitive intelligence gleaned from Israel (of all countries). Trump tweeted: Yes, yes, I did, because I can. I’m president after all.
Trump supporters may not care how the rest of the world views him, or our country. But we all should care. Hopefully the rest of the world knows that not all of us support or even like Trump.