Trump And The Unintended Consequences Of Incompetence

You can have the most, honest, brilliant and overall effective leader ever and there will still be unintended, negative consequences. On the other hand when one has a certified moron stumbling around the DC China shop, smashing up priceless wares, you simply have to pray for unintended consequences, because in the bizarre situation of Trump as president unintended consequences can only be a good thing.

Now we know that every tweet or other idiotic thing the president does is projected by him to make points with either his xenophobic base or Putin, meaning of course it is disastrous for the country as a whole. Take for instance his insane crashing into the crockery of wanting to start a trade war with China, which his anti intellectual base gleefully eats up almost as much as it does talk about the building of his useless wall.

Naturally discourse of a trade war sent the markets into a crashing panic, but then dear old Larry Kudlow (a talking head of CNBC fame and one usually out to lunch when it comes to economic issues and Trump’s latest temp worker) saved the day by saying, no, no, the president didn’t really mean he wanted a trade war with China, causing the markets to do an immediate reversal upwards.

After having played to his base with a threat aimed at China (the base always loves Trump’s tough guy act), he will later claim that it was all just a bluff in order to get a better deal with China. Not true, but the Donald always gobbles up credit where he can find it, even if its actually an unintended consequence of his own moronic behavior.

Currently the president is braying about building up America’s infrastructure, which is a very worthy thing. But wait a minute, didn’t he recently sign a tax bill that sent the nation’s potential reserve wealth off to the super rich to be squirrel away in foreign bank accounts? Yes he did, and with the help of the Republican special interests shills in Congress. So there is no money for teacher, firemen and policemen raises. There is no money for bridges and roads and other material infrastructure, or even funds to build vehicles to get our astronauts up to and back from the international space station. We have to depend on our Russian “friends” for that basic task.

Now of course, from the Republican point of view, after they are hit by the terrible unintended consequence of the blue tsunami of the 2018 midterm elections, a heck of a lot of these Trump supporting politicians are going to be looking for a new line of work. As I say, in trump world unintended consequences of incompetence are a great thing for most Americans.

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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