Purveyor of Truth
A great many of us know that Donald J. Trump is a narcissist, a misogynist, a nationalist, a demagogue, and given his character, or should I say lack thereof, would be an authoritarian should he ever have control of the executive branch of our government. Irrespective of his recent statements he would be a great unifier, his history and prior statement clearly show he would not.
Donald J. Trump has tapped into American angst and uncertainty over their families future and that of America. The angst is real and it is legitimate. American politicians and the establishment need to recognize this. More importantly they need to come clean with the American people and discuss issue openly and honestly without regard to their personal self interest. Beyond that they must craft real solutions arrived at through workable compromise(s), and move the nation forward in such a way all are served well by their government.
Trump understands the dissatisfaction with a government gone astray. He hasn't any real clue as to how to fix most of the issues confronting us. In fact he will, should he receive his party's nomination and go on to become president, cause greater division and make matters much worse both at home and on the international stage, America will lose respect around the world.
The following are excerpts from an article in The New Yorker. They are, in our view, spot on.
And now here we are. Trump is no longer hustling golf courses, fake “universities,” or reality TV. He means to command the United States armed forces and control its nuclear codes. He intends to propose legislation, conduct America’s global affairs, preside over its national-intelligence apparatus, and make the innumerable moral and political decisions required of a President. This is not a Seth Rogen movie; this is as real as mud. Having all but swept the early Republican primaries and caucuses, Trump—who re-tweets conspiracy theories and invites the affections of white-supremacist groups, and has established himself as the adept inheritor of a long tradition of nativism, discrimination, and authoritarianism—is getting ever closer to becoming the nominee of what Republicans like to call “the party of Abraham Lincoln.” No American demagogue––not Huey Long, not Joseph McCarthy, not George Wallace––has ever achieved such proximity to national power.
Pull the camera back, and Trump can be viewed as part of a deadly serious wave of authoritarians and xenophobes who have come to power in Russia, Poland, and Hungary, and who lead such movements as the National Front, in France, and the Independence Party, in the United Kingdom. Vladimir Putin and Trump have expressed mutual admiration. It’s not hard to see why. Putin has obliterated the early shoots of Russian democracy as evidence of weakness and obeisance to the West; his eighty-per-cent popularity rating is built on arousing nationalism and a hatred of minorities (ethnic and sexual), the suppression of dissent, and a bare-chested macho image. Trump says approvingly, “At least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.”
The socioeconomic forces are real, but Trump is also the beneficiary of a long process of Republican intellectual decadence. Paul Ryan denounces Trump but not the Tea Party rhetoric that propelled his own political ascent. John McCain holds Trump in contempt, but selected as his running mate Sarah Palin, the Know-Nothing of Wasilla, one of Trump’s most vivid forerunners and supporters. Mitt Romney last week righteously slammed Trump as a “phony” and a misogynist, and yet in 2012 he embraced Trump’s endorsement and praised his “extraordinary” understanding of economics.
Trump supporters, and those considering him ought to give strong consideration to the following, Buyer Beware.
Rubio spot on with this one.