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Trump attacks journalists, comedians, and judges instead of attacking this country's plethora of problems

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You would think that a newly elected president such as Mr. Trump would, upon entering office, present his plan, complete with specific priorities, for solving America's many pressing problems. That hasn't happened, and we won't see it happen because this is not a president who operates from a plan. He simply reacts to situations and conditions as they confront him.

He stays very busy launching Twitter attacks on "dishonest" journalists, "lame" comedians, and even those "so-called" judges who dared to put a hold on his poorly conceived ban on immigrants from Muslim countries. His Twitter account is directly aimed at his rapidly increasing number of adversaries.

He says that guaranteeing the safety and security of this country and its people is his top priority. That's nothing new, that's in every president's job description. As strange as it may seem Russia, which has been an adversary of the U.S. government for many decades, doesn't seem to represent any real threat or concern to him and he has, in fact, spent a large amount of time defending the actions of that country and those of his friend President Putin.

Trump's benevolent attitude toward Russia and Putin is not really shared by the CIA and various other intelligence agencies, the FBI and the Congress. All sorts of investigations and inquiries are underway to determine what kind of relationship has existed between Russia and Trump, his aides and advisers. Stay tuned for a lot of intrigue and more controversies.

As Commander-in-Chief Trump has a lot of sophisticated weaponry in his arsenal with which to fight against threats to this nation. And, relative to his adversaries within this country, he has a very powerful weapon at his disposal. It's that Twitter account which he uses to fire salvo after salvo of disparaging remarks against anyone who says something, anything that he doesn't want to hear. He is a master of the art of using Twitter and has few if any peers.

Let's talk about the primary targets of his verbal attacks, starting with comedians, a very influential element of the national media; their criticisms of presidents and other politicians can be very mean-spirited and sometimes devastating, as was the case with Richard Nixon.

Alec Baldwin must think that he has entered a comedic heaven, located on SNL, aka Saturday Night Live. Baldwin's portrayal of Trump on that show is absolutely hilarious, like no other spoof of a presidency from the past. His act is extremely funny, but not to Trump who supposedly watches the show and isn't laughing, but, rather, is seething with anger.

Baldwin will never, ever run out of comedy material relating to Trump. He will gather more and more each and every day as Trump and his band of neophyte government officials make monumental blunders and initiate all sorts of controversies. He will be so busy in the next four years that he will have no time for other aspects of his career which are many. He will become an entertainment icon and go into the comedy Hall of Fame.

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