Please forgive me if I don’t want to make the President-Elect’s actions the new norm for our country or the world. Blatant lying and narcissistic exaggerations are offensive to me. I will do my best to stay in that mode for the next four years until someone with more sanity occupies the highest office in this land.
“People who expect the past are going to be shocked that there’s a new way of doing things,” said Barry Bennett, a Republican strategist who served as an adviser to Trump during the general-election campaign. “This is a glimpse of where he’s headed, and in a way, it’s highly transparent, but just not the way Washington has done business for the past 40 or 50 years.”
But others warn that Democrats and Republicans alike on Capitol Hill could have a hard time reading Trump and discerning his true priorities if he continues to operate as he has during the transition.“
It’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff — what comes out that he really wants and what’s just said at the spur of the moment,” said Jim Manley, a former longtime aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.). “In the past, a president-elect doing something like this would have been unfathomable.”
Yes, in the past these actions would have been unfathomable, but they are also unfathomable in the present and the future as far as I am concerned. Is our world is going to be figuratively, but hopefully not literally, turned upside down in the coming few years? Different cultures have different views of actions and words and I pray that this very offensive behavior in our culture is not deadly in others. The way Mr. Trump disses people on a daily basis would be a death sentence in the “Street” underworld. I wonder where else that might apply?
- Will ISIS grow because his tweeting rhetoric is a massive recruitment tool where many in that part of the world are literalists? I don’t know…
- Will Israel come to believe that they can nuke Iran because of his reckless words? I don’t know…
- Will Russia increase their meddling in our democratic systems because of his complacency with their past attempts? I don’t know…
Let us pray that the rest of the world takes Mr. Trump in the same way that Barry Bennet does and disregard what he says and instead wait for an interpretation by his staff handlers.
God Save Our Country…..