There are a very great many reasons for saying that trump, who is already doing serious damage to America, would be a complete disaster as President. Maybe the most basic observation is that trump is actually not running for President at all but for Dictator in Chief.
As the birther junk is coming up again, trump is showing in a new way that he is a completely incompetent leader. His spokespeople tell us he is satisfied that Obama was born in America. Then today trump makes fools of them — for the millionth time — by refusing to say Obama was born in the US.
Then he tweeted a remark that, were I on his campaign staff, would consider the last straw. Here’s what he said:
Don’t believe the biased and phony media quoting people who work for my campaign. The only quote that matters is a quote from me
I have four problems with that statement.
First, he knows full well that this has nothing at all to do with the “biased and phony media.” That’s just his childish way of trying to evade responsibility.
Second, it makes no sense to have his people speak in public and then expect the press to ignore them.
Third, he demonstrates here what is a common tendency among dictators: they will throw anybody, even their strongest supporters, under the bus. No person with even a speck of honor would treat people that way.
Fourth, he wants us to listen only to him, even though when we do that we still get a flood of nonsense, self-contradictions, and outright lies. The problem, I believe, is that trump is truly thoughtless. He simply plucks words off the top of his head and lacks any ability to contemplate what he is saying.
donald trump is not true to his friends, not even true to himself.