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Time to change or leave the office

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President Trump is a sad president in more ways than one" Not only is he not qualified to sit on the chair he occupies, but his idea that he was grown enough to occupy it has shown he has much growing to do, and worse of all, he doesn't have qualified advisors surrounding him, or at minimum they are incompetent.

The health care issue exposed all the above. The Republicans have since the passage of Obama Care 7 years ago promised their constituents they would repeal it and replace it with a superior program. Trump took up the trumpet during his campaign with promises that on the first day he would repeal Obama Care and within weeks a new and superior program would be approved by Congress.

Sixty-four days into his presidency Trump took his first major political black-eye administered to him by his own party. Not only did he fail to follow through "on my first day" but making it worse he had to finally admit he didn't have the votes in his own party to pass the health care reform.

Recollect the days of President Clinton who was constantly accused of making policy decisions after taking a reading which way the political winds were blowing, this was possible because Clinton had "political" advisors as well as "policy" advisors.

Not suggesting that Clinton was right on putting politics before national interests, simply that at the level of such an office, presidents should be surrounded by qualified political and policy advisors as should have Trump.

Had he, his political advisors would have taken a reading on the mood of the districts members of his own party represent. Doing so, he would have found that the one coalition he need in bulk to support his health reform legislation, was not susceptible to political strong-arm-tactics persuasion. Why? Because in those Congressional districts the Republican candidates won by a greater margin than President Trump did. In other words, they were stronger in their own Congressional District than the president. Further his advisors could have easily found that telephone calls, e-mails and letters to those district representatives were 100 to 1 opposing the change the White House and Speaker Ryan proposed.

This information alone would have indicated that the bill was dead on the water. Needless to say, the policy advisors were also way off their mark -- otherwise they would have known that the reason for the opposition was due to the bill itself.

Trump seems to be from the old-school of salesmanship that sometimes serves him well and other times leaves his face smeared with eggs and lately with even more rotten eggs. The old-school adage is "every sales person worth his salt will BS in the course of a sales presentation, but the real sales person will go out and turn the BS true. Otherwise you are not a sales person, you are a BS artist." His campaign rhetoric, positions and ideas on a multiple of issues -- build a wall, Mexico will pay -- China will obey or lose -- Japan, Korea and Europe need to pay more for protection and buy more from us -- US companies will return to the US and of course other grandiose promises were all part of the "sales presentation" with a lot of BS thrown in to win the votes.

But once the election was over and he won -- time to turn the BS into truth, but so far no truth simply more BS. The surprise is -- where in the hell are his advisors? Or are they as incompetent as the record of failure so far shows? Are such people doing right by the president or do they read him as a man who only wants to hear agreement with his words and ideas? If so, what kind of persons are these fools?

President Trump will now face the investigation of collusion with Russia by some of his top advisors that will further damage the office of the president. It would seem that these fools that surround President Trump are leading him (and the nation) into a very deep crevice which in turn lead to a period of terrible uncertainty, another major recession, and loss of faith in our democratic process and opened to civil disobedience as not seen since the Vietnam days.

President Trump must now make an immediate change in the direction his presidency is going by ridding his office of such incompetency, becoming more political astute with proper advisors, study and seek the best available advise on issues facing the nation before taking political action.

Or resign the Presidency.

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