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A Trump Supporter Developes a Bad Case of "Trumpenitus"

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A Light-hearted Look at the Trump Presidency

To tell you the truth, I've got a love-hate relationship with the 45th President, Donald J. Trump. I guess I've got more then that going, I've developed a symptom I would like to call Trumpenitus. Read on to find out what it is.

I liked him well-enough at the beginning of his run for the White House. He was funny and at the same time a breath of fresh air compared to the other stiff-necked candidates. I could see that it wasn't going to be politics as usual with him. There was something in the air, some may call it a bunch of "bull" but that slogan, "Make America Great Again," had me singing his praises and it caught on like wild-fire with his supporters too leaving the one other significant candidate, Hillary Clinton, free-falling and into nothingness.

Against all odds, he went on to win the Presidency leaving Democrats in the dust asking, "What happened here?" The 45th President was voted in and inaugurated with pomp and circumstance and I was still on the Trump bandwagon waving my flag and standing tall with a big smile on my face. I told a friend, "I think he'll be good for the country. Perhaps he'll turn things around and "Make America Great Again." My friend an ardent but sour grapes Democrat was crushed and replied, "You must be out of your mind." Looking back I must have been or I simply had Trumpenitus, a gushing in my ear of all things Trump. Yes, I was full of it or of something or rather.

It's been a roller-coaster ride ever since and only a little more than a 100 days into his Presidency when the alarm bells starting ringing. First, it was the banning of Muslims from certain countries. Let's just say that was obvious since he had been hinting about it throughout his campaign. It was nothing new but to actually put a ban into effect took gumption and a narrow-eyed focus. My first reaction was, "How's this going to work?" I didn't think it was fair and with the rise of hate crimes against Muslims in the country, I knew that it would only escalate the situation and cause more problems. I told myself to take the wait and see approach. Perhaps, he had a plan and maybe the ringing in my ears and head might come to a screeching halt. I could only pray but I was still hanging onto that bandwagon, the Trump wagon that is.

No chance, it took off again when he okayed the strike against Syria with very little media hoopla. Gone were the days of putting every move and strategic advantage out there so that the media could dissect every little detail and when the administration finally made a move, the enemy had packed up their assets and left town. This was refreshing indeed, finally a Commander-in-Chief who was willing to show the world, "Who's the Boss?" Good, the love-shine hadn't worn off yet.

Oh wait, I spoke too soon. Now, the tweets were coming in fast and furious and the digs at the media was causing more than a flurry. They, the media, was waging war on the President except of course for Fox News. They were his darlings (talking about the moderators on Fox News) could do no wrong as far as he was concerned and vice versa. Suddenly, North Korea was looming high and mighty and hissing at the fringes. Tough talk from the President didn't do much to soothe the situation or calm the chubby dictator down and get him off his stool of arrogance. Ok, here we go, I thought. He's going to get us in a war. Trigger-happy? Perhaps.

Trumpenitus was in full swing by now. Tax cuts, picking fights like a school yard bully, border wall disputes, deportation of illegal immigrants, repeal and replace Obamacare and repeal Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch plans. Did I miss anything? Probably but who cares. Just when I thought I had a grasp on one idea, he was off and running to another. Oh Lord, I need something for the ringing".. He's making my ears ring and my head spin at the same time! What happens when you take on too much in a minimum amount of time? Your guess is as good as mine.

In a nutshell, the 45th President, Donald J. Trump wants to do good for the country but I wonder if he's on a fast-track to disaster because of the speed-cycle he's chosen? His chart-busting moves is making me sick. I need a doctor fast!

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Thelma Mueller is a writer residing in Germany but has lived in Asia and America for many years. She writes for an international online magazine daily and has published short stories, a children's book and is currently working on a novel. Her (more...)

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