We listen to Donald Trump because we have to. There seems to be no escape. All media is consumed with his antics, his impending downfall, his peculiarities, and his progressing insanity. We never seem to just STOP and ask ourselves: Why are we spending so much time on this idiot? If Trump had another role in our society, we would simply laugh at him. We would expose him for the narcissist he is; we would never wonder why he did something stupid because we just wouldn’t care. And he might even be in jail for money laundering or fraud of some sort.
But we have to care because he is the current President (that’s a hard sentence to write). I recently read Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff. I did not find it salacious. It is not a conventional juicy “Tell-all.” It is a thoroughly sobering discussion of the players and their games in our current White House.
While reading the book, I watched Trump closely. He can’t finish thoughts or sentences. He tweets utter nonsense meant only to incite. He can’t stop lying. He can’t admit realities that might threaten his very small view of his world. He can’t learn anything new that doesn’t have some kind of catchy phrase attached. He does not have the capacity for deductive thinking. He does not listen, even to himself.
Obviously, Trump wants people to like, appreciate and trust him. But he is his own worst enemy, time and time again. He is not a leader. He does not have the strength of his convictions because he has none. He is simply not qualified or capable to lead this country except into hell.
Each day: Show kindness, be grateful, learn something new, be moved to tears and make a difference.