Trump Fails Miserably To Complete A Turn Away From His Nasty Old Self Toward The Forces Of Goodness

The question of could President Trump make back to back positive talks was answered last evening in Phoenix — NO! Oh, sure he delivered words and phrases that pretended to convey positive gestures, but his text dripped with such heavy sarcasm so as to leave little doubt among his dark supporters what he really meant.

In fact when he told his adoring fans, those whom see his crudeness as a wealthy version of themselves, that he would not pardon old Sheriff Joe (Joe Arpaio) tonight, but assured the crowd that the former Maricopa lawman, a convicted criminal, would be “just fine,” it alone was all the red meat required to bring joy to the hearts of his White base.

Arpario, once called the toughest Sheriff in America, had built a powerful following among Southwestern Whites via his harassing and jailing of minorities and illegal immigrants.

While all of this was unfolding Republican civil war popped to the surface. Leading the fight of the two factions of the party was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the traditional Republicans with President Donald Trump representing the upstart Republican base. It has been reported, “President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not spoken in nearly two weeks, since a phone call between the two men went awry and left the two men screaming at each other.”

As I have long suspected the Donald is on something of a dual mission, either he will attempt to gain total control of the Republican Party or he will run off with HIS party’s base and form a third political party. This virtual political civil war is likely to be disastrous for all sides. Not only could it wreck the GOP for many years hence, but also it could expose the President to both impeachment and jail time.

Seeings as the wild bull, Trump, is both impetuous and fast running out of allies from Moscow to Washington, it is not likely that he can do anything good for the country or himself.

A personal note here: Over the next several weeks I will be in the process of moving to a new home. Thus I will likely go mostly silent for a time, but once established I should regain my active ways on Medium.


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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