Trump has spent one-third of his time in office away from the White House. The word from the West Wing is that they wish he was gone more often. Trump has a mean temperament when he doesn’t get his way. Business associates claim that he has no friends; no one wants to be in his presence.
Trump alone is responsible for the government shutdown. His family is awaiting his arrival at Mar-a-Lago. He had planned to spend 16 days partying, but the shutdown has delayed the party. So, what did Trump do? He tweeted. He wants everyone to feel sorry for him, although the situation is all his fault.
“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!”
It is crazy; as crazy as wasting six-billion dollars to build a 16th century monstrosity. And Mexico is NOT paying for it.
Two historical events happened in the last few days. A Secretary of Defense resigned because his president acted in a manner he felt dangerous to our nation’s future. The second in ridiculous and could have been easily avoided; a sitting president shutdown the national government because he couldn’t have his way. The ‘baby’ in the White House must be given a ‘time-out’ for his selfish actions.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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