Bearing Witness to Trump Week 21

Week of June 11 – 17, 2017

U.S. troops are now advising and on the front line of fighting in yet another country: the Philippines. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, where we have been fighting for 15 years, the ISIS terrorists have retaken Tora Bora, the hideout of the Saudi terrorists, from the Taliban terrorists, who took it back from the Afghans and then the U.S. forces who took it from the Al Qaeda terrorists.  Got that? The insanity of it all.

Our own home-grown terrorists have been busy as a mentally-disturbed liberal this time guns down a ball field full of Republican Congressmen. How disgusting a turn to violence by either side. There is enough blame to go around for everyone. Trump finally says something appropriate as President to calm the nation.  But of course, some legislators use this as an excuse to say we need to loosen gun rules, not tighten them. We are a mentally-ill country full of mentally-ill people who should not be given access to guns.

Trump hints that he will fire Special Prosecutor Mueller as the investigation into Russian meddling and peddling deepens. Mueller is reported to have widened the investigation to include obstruction of justice by the President.

After Trump sides with the Saudis in their growing dispute with Qatar, guess what, Qatar announces their intent to purchase $12B worth of Boeing F-15 fighter jets that they claim will create 60,000 jobs in the US just like magic! Who needs a state department when everything is a deal-a-rama.

The Attorney General’s in several states have filed anti-corruption lawsuit against Trump for using his office to unjustly enrich himself.

Trump hosts a cabinet meeting where one by one cabinet members go around the table undulating to profess how lucky they are to be working for a president like Trump, and how Trump is saving the country. How lucky we are to see how easily autocrats and dictators can be born in a democracy.

The above news items have been taken from a number of international, national, regional, and local news media sources, both print and digital. Additional editorial opinions and comments about these news items are those of this author.


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