(There’s a place at the end of this article for you to tell me what you think. Please use it!)
TRUMP, I mean. How will we know when he has gone far enough down the Washington toilet to just be viewed as drowned in a festering pool of his very own making? What he touches these days turns into its own baking clay pot of poo, without a doubt.
He’s going to rationalize what happened in Vietnam with the North Koreans as a triumph because he was wise enough to walk away from a bad deal. I’m sorry, we don’t give medals or even kudos for failure, not that the man had any chance of succeeding in his efforts to get the North Koreans to…to….to what? Become sweet? Get rid of nukes? Stop killing people?
I can’t tell what he wanted and maybe he can’t either. Maybe he just wanted a couple of headline grabbing days to make himself feel good. That’s always a likely possibility with Trump. He just wanted to feel good.
I’m tired of that.
My wife and I raised three sons and realized very early in that game it wasn’t always going to be about making any or all of us feel good. It was just a damned hard job we did because we freakin’ asked for it by reproducing in the first place.
New Yorker writer Susan Glasser may have said it best in kind of a summary part of her essay on Trump in Vietnam with the North Koreans:
“The reality of divided government is that there will be more bad days for Trump, and soon. There will be more witnesses like Cohen, more hearings. The President’s children may be hauled up to Capitol Hill. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York are scrutinizing many aspects of his business. The special counsel’s report on Trump and Russia could land any day. Impeachment proceedings are by no means out of the question. Jittery Senate Republicans are threatening to defect en masse from supporting Trump’s sweeping emergency declaration, an executive power grab already rejected by the House in this week of reverses for the President.”
I am not going to the trouble of explaining each of those likelihoods here because if you don’t know what they represent, I suspect you are part of the problem, too. So why bother?
Bottom line is its only going to get worse for President Trump. The question remains, for you to answer, how will we know when this is actually over?