There are many things I don’t like about Mr. Trump—his fragile ego, his lack of personal responsibility (”I inherited a mess”), his easily disproved lies, his racism, his bigotry, his xenophobia, his cozying up with billionaires while dismissing the little girl/guy (see cutting governmental funding for Meals on Wheels).
But Trump’s most worrisome trait, to me, is his sick obsession with media ratings.
Let’s first take a look at the former “Celebrity Apprentice” star’s unnatural obsession with television ratings.
Clearly, this is not healthy behavior. To Donald Trump, there are two types of people in this world: Those with high ratings (winners) and those with low ratings (losers).
Trump’s ratings, right now, are currently at an all-time low, plummeting to a measly 35 percent on Tuesday, according to a recent article in Time Magazine.
In other words: Donald Trump is a loser.
Undoubtedly, this is eating away at the man. Other presidents in United States history—even the bad ones—have not displayed such a worrisome obsession with television ratings. But Trump sure does, big time.
With his Healthcare plan brutally defeated last week, his sinking approval ratings and now the tragedy in Syria—in which Assad is accused of gassing one hundred of his own people—I fear that Trump might try to do something big, something momentous, something incredibly stupid.
Trump has been saying and tweeting for years now that America should “butt out” of Syria and focus mainly on America. However, today during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden, he had this to say:
It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal – people were shocked to hear what gas it was. That crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many, many lines.
While the events Trump is talking about are indeed horrifying and shocking, I sure hope Trump doesn’t do something monumentally insane, and get us involved in a war.
Ironically, Republicans, who were tepid about voting for Trump, but still chose to do so anyway, citing Hillary Clinton as “the bigger of two evils,” always used to mention Trump’s good relationship with Vladimir Putin as rationale for voting Trump. “Clinton’s going to start World War 3 with Russia,” they used to say.
Personally, I was never concerned about Hillary Clinton waging war with Russia. I am, however, very concerned about the guy who is currently occupying the White House doing something catastrophically rash, with the desperate and wholly selfish intent of finally “outdoing” and “surpassing” Obama at something.