One of the more comical exchanges that was overshadowed during our President’s interview on “Fox and Friends” is the response he gave to the question regarding whether he has done anything that warrants criticism. In keeping with his mantra of never admitting mistakes, he could not think of one instance. Really, not even one?
Well, Mr. Trump, pull up a chair and let me fill you in on just a few. For your benefit, I will break them into three categories – your career, your campaign and your presidency.
To sum up your history, Mr. Trump, you took advantage of a lot of people. You bullied them, you lied to them, you refused to pay people, you sued them, you threatened them with lawsuits, you lost their money with several bad investment decisions, you groped women and you walked in on groups of women who were not fully dressed. I know you made a lot of money, but how you treat people matters.
Two fact checking organizations said you lied about 70% of the time. I recognize that all politicians lie, but you lapped the field in lying. You also name-called everyone that got in your way or dared criticize you. And, you lied about your super secret plans for health care (something terrific you said) and dealing with ISIS (I am not going to tell them what I plan you said). Neither of these statements were true as you had no such plans. But, the biggest lie you made is you convinced all these people you are on their side, but the only side you have ever been on is yours alone.
While we should give you a chance, the early returns are not promising. You have mixed in equal parts chaos, incompetence and lying. Using your favorite word, the roll out of your travel ban was a “disaster.” It was not only unconstitutional, it was poorly vetted, poorly communicated and poorly executed. You have picked fights with our allies over nothing and several members of your cabinet are apologizing for your remarks, assuaging allies and directly contradicting you. Plus, you have attacked the media for catching you time and again with lying about Russia and both consequential and inconsequential things.
To say you have not done anything for which to be criticized is yet another lie. Or, maybe in your narcissistic world, you just close your eyes and ears and wish it all away. While you are President, we need you tell the truth. You may want to start with that man in the mirror and tell him the truth. Maybe then, you can become a leader.