Somehow I naively believed that Donald Trump would become a more serious politician once he began making preparations to move into the White House that he would restrain himself and issue fewer and more dignified tweets, that he would force himself to be less narcissistic, at least in his public statements, that he would at least pretend to put the countrys welfare before the needs of his massive ego, and most of all that he would quit lying to the American people on a daily basis. I was of two minds about this anticipated transformation. It would certainly be best for our country if he had become a more grown up version of himself, but deep down I wanted him to remain exactly as he was throughout his campaign. This I believed would make him less successful in attempting to implement the promises he made which would disrupt our society and damage our nations leadership in the world.
I should have put more faith in the political commentators who said that a 70 year old man was not going to suddenly morph into a totally different person just because he has been hired to do a new job. Indeed Trump has proven that even in the Oval Office he will continue to be a narcissistic egotist who places his needs above all else and who tells the truth only on the rare occasions when it serves his needs.
As you recall, early on Trump repeatedly questioned published reports from intelligence sources which indicated the hacking into our election system was carried out by Russian spy agencies under direct orders from Putin himself with the intention of helping him win the election. However, recently as more evidence has been officially released, Trump has been relatively quiet on the subject. It appeared that he had at last decided that the evidence was so overwhelming that to continue to deny the truth would not serve him well. Again, we should have known better.
Last night at a New Years Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump was again asked by reporters about the role the Russian hacking might have played in his victory. His answer was classic Trump, I think its unfair if we dont know. It could be somebody else. I also know things that other people dont know so we cannot be sure, Again the future President adopts the tactic of a known criminal accused of committing a crime despite all of the evidence to the contrary, deny, deny, deny.
Well Donald, we know you have been fully briefed by our intelligence agencies and they have provided you with uncontested evidence of who attempted to wage war on our democracy and why. Except for you and your Trump-splainers, every one in Washington, including both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, know and have acknowledged the truth about the Russian hacking. Either you are lying to us again or you are too stupid to understand what you have been told. Now we know it cant be the second alternative because you have told us repeatedly how smart you are.
Donald, you are like a child who continues to claim to he believes in Santa Claus despite knowing otherwise because he is afraid that he will stop getting Christmas presents. And it is time to break off your very public bromance with Vladimir because that relationship can lead to nothing but embarrassment for you and our country.
Original article published on my blog - CajunsComments.com