The Trump Administration: We Are Getting Things Done Because We Say We Are Getting Things Done

As is usually the case in Trump world, there is much sound and fury signifying nothing. Just like he has always done, slap his name in big letters on airplanes and tall buildings and make a whopping smoke and mirrors shown about getting things accomplished, still nothing but bunging has as yet taken place — merely slight of hand photo op signings.

To cover-up this dearth of substantive accomplishments Trump sent out to the Sunday news shows one of his favorite android flunkies, Stephen Miller, armed with long paragraphs of canned answers to expected questions (watching his eyes reading those prepared answers was a hoot). At least when Kellyanne Conway lies she does it with a smile. Miller’s expressionless pontifications came off sounding and looking like the monotone ramblings of a B movie alien.

No wonder Trump has made it such a high priority to discredit the press, except of course for the in-his-pocket Fox News and the fake alt-right media. Trump’s lack of knowledge and executive ability has made him a piñata for the world’s mainstream news.

The orange mop is finding out that governance is a great deal different than campaigning. Knowing almost nothing about the issues when campaigning can be a huge advantage. For as they say, only he who knows nothing can be absolutely certain of everything. But now that the rubber has hit the road with the Donald, tires are a spinning and smoke is a billowing but the vehicle has yet to budge. Oh, but there’s always the judiciary to blame, you know one of those secondary branches of the American government that just gets in the way of everything.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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