The Trump bombshells just keep on coming

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Another book, more horror stories about former “president” Donald Trump. Mark Esper, whose book “A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times” released yesterday, tells some chilling stories about Trump’s behavior while in office. Yet, people still bow and scrape to him as if he is God. They probably believe all these people are shamelessly lying, though that makes no sense. Trump would probably say “for the money,” which would be like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. Money and power are all Donald Trump cares about, and people who continue to support him refuse to see that.

Two striking issues came out of Esper’s memoir: Issues surrounding Trump’s refusal to release aid to Ukraine and his suggestion that protesters be shot in the streets. If it wasn’t clear before that Trump wanted to be the “emperor,” it should be perfectly clear now. Esper warned Trump of two things in withholding aid from Ukraine: it was illegal, and it would weaken the Ukrainian government. Republicans have a lot of nerve trying to blame President Joe Biden for Russia’s invasion when Trump set the stage by withholding funds. Yes, the funds were eventually released but at what cost? According to Esper, his words fell on deaf ears, and when Trump was finally impeached over the incident, Republicans chose to stand by him even though he broke the law. This episode reveals all that need ever be known about Republican leadership.

As if breaking the law wasn’t enough, Trump’s idea that he could just shoot protesters dead in the streets takes his twisted psyche to a whole other level. According to CNN, Mark Milley almost resigned over Trump’s suggestion of how to handle protestors. CNN called the meeting “contentious,” and shared that the Trump White House centered around chaos as it was “focused almost entirely on Trump’s reelection bid.” Retaining his power was obviously more important to Donald Trump than anything else, including the American people. Yet, there are still American people who support this oaf and want to see him back in office. No, thank you.

Esper detailed how both he and Milley were shaken by Trump’s suggestion, and while both wanted to resign, Esper felt it his duty to continue his service so that someone could at least try to control Donald Trump. He had a real concern about who Trump would choose to replace him, stating: “I don’t think the President was well served by some people he brought around him and unfortunately, he kept attracting people like that.” He didn’t attract them; he sought them out. Trump had no intention of doing anything properly and felt he was best served by surrounding himself with “yes” men and women. Republicans who continue to suck up to Trump are like the children who followed the Pied Piper to their doom.

   

Unless and until these people stop modeling themselves after Donald Trump, we can expect continued chaos in our government. That chaos lends itself to where we stand today and gives credence to the words “divided we fall.”

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