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Trump is a Clear and Present Danger to America and the World

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Trump's Endless Barrage Of Evil And Incompetence Is Exhausting
Trump's Endless Barrage Of Evil And Incompetence Is Exhausting
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In retrospect, what's most disturbing about "Sharpiegate" isn't Donald Trump's clumsy effort to doctor a National Weather Service map or even his brazen move to get the same agency to lie on his behalf. It's how utterly petty his motive was.

We've had presidents try to cover up a sexual liaison with an intern and a botched burglary, but never have we had one who went to such lengths to cover up an inaccurate weather forecast. Alabama being hit by a hurricane? Friends, this is not rational behavior.

Trump also canceled a meeting with the Taliban at Camp David. The meeting was to have been secret. It was scheduled for the week of the anniversary of 9/11. He cancelled it by tweet.

Does any of this strike you as even remotely rational?

Before that, Trump canceled a state visit to Denmark because Denmark wouldn't sell Greenland to the U.S. Hello? Greenland wasn't for sale. The U.S. no longer buys populated countries. The state visit had been planned for months.

He has repeatedly told senior officials to explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes hitting the U.S. He believes video games cause mass shootings. He blames light bulbs for his orange hue.

Trump thinks climate change is no big deal. He says trade wars are "good and easy to win." He insists it's Chinese rather than U.S. consumers who pay his tariffs. He "orders" American firms to stop doing business in China.

He calls the chairman of the Federal Reserve an "enemy." He retweets a comedian's sick suggestion that the Clintons were responsible for the suicide of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

I think we have to face the truth that no one seems to want to admit. This is no longer a case of excessive narcissism or grandiosity. We're not simply dealing with an unusually large ego.

The president of the United States is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously unstable. And he's getting worse by the day.

Such a person in the Oval Office can do serious damage.

What to do? We can vote him out of office in 14 months' time. But he could end the world in seven and a half seconds.

There's also the question of whether he'll willingly leave.

Can you imagine the lengths he will go to win? Will he get Russia to do more dirty work? Instruct the Justice Department to arrest his opponent? Issue an executive order banning anyone not born in the U.S. from voting? Start another war?

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Of course Pelosi has "refused to impeach" two "deserving" (e.g., #IraqWar - W Bush's "Fraudulent Justification" Article II) Republican presidents "on her two Speaker of the House watches". In both cases, W Bush - with his 35 Articles of Impeachment /Trump - with 23 "potential" Articles of Impeachment, she prefers to "run out the clock" to the next election in both cases in lieu of "impeaching" them but in the meantime the Democrat congress must simply "step aside" for the Republican president's two terms in office - her Democrat super majority makes no practical difference for her when it comes to "favoring" the "political capital and favor" of her Republican presidents. Surely Pelosi's "refusal to impeach", when she easily could have/and should have supported "impeachment" makes her a "clear and present danger" for America and the World and one of the most dangerous persons on earth in my opinion. #FalsePretenses #VERDICT "they acted with deceit and with falsehood" and were never impeached by Pelosi and the Democrats/or Boehner and the Republicans and W Bush never brought to justice under the treaties and laws of America or (Great Britain, a "signatory nation" to the International Criminal Court and a "signatory nation" to the Rome Treaty promising to help bring known "war criminals" to justice) - e.g., if Great Britain declines to prosecute Blair for Iraq war crimes (Blair preemptively attacking Iraq and lying to the Commons to do so) Great Britain was/is legally obligated to "transport" Blair to the Hague for trial - #NurembergCrimes #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstPeace #CrimesAgainstHumanity.

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