, resigned from the House
after an affair with his intern while married to his second wife.
interviews with Katie Couric revealed the utter incompetence that helped her lead the Republican party to an election disaster
Yet not one of these politicians, nor any other in American history, has combined the lying, incompetence, and mean-spirited bigotry of a Donald Trump.
His transgressions arrive so often -- seemingly on a daily basis -- they form a swirling fog of ugliness, impossible to visualize or characterize in one word or idea.
Any one of the following 25 "qualities" would dis qualify a normal person from ever being President. But Trump is abnormal, at least in America, though perhaps more typical for countries with historically autocratic leanings.
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The following "list of shame" is nowhere near complete. The campaign still is young, and Trump too, is relatively young, so the list surely will grow.
But perhaps it might help to clarify the strange and frightening world of Donald Trump:
Insults women whom he decides are not beautiful or otherwise pleasing to him. Plans to construct a coward's wall behind which, he wants Americans to hide. Created an organization, Trump University, using lies and high-pressure sales tactics to cheat students.Never has served in any elected office, nationally or locally, but claims he needs no advice on foreigh policy, because he has a "good brain."Repeatedly sends childish and insulting Twitter messages.
Psychologically, Trump is a teenager, an unstable bully, quick to anger, slow to admit error, a child who craves only glory, while lacking common sense, compassion, and the will to learn.
He demands we trust him to rest his finger on the nuclear button, but like a recalcitrant child, he belligerently demands that his parents trust him to drink, stay out late and drive the family car.
He has very many characteristics of a banana republic despot, but none for America's highest office.
Economist since 1995. Wrote the book, FREE MONEY. Economics blog is at http://www.rodgermmitchell.wordpress.com. Also maintain a site at www.rodgermitchell.com