What Law? I Am The Law Sayeth Lord Trump

For years American statesmen liked to brag that the United Stated was a nation of laws not men. Trump is making it clear by his demeanor and actions that if that were ever true it is no longer so.

By maneuvering his lead lawyer, John Dowd, into resigning (in effect firing him) and replacing him with a couple of TV clowns posing as lawyers, Trump’s not so subtle message to Washington and the world is: Who needs a lawyer? I am the law.

Serious men who have followed the soap opera that is Donald J. Trump over many decades say that he is a worse nightmare than anyone can imagine. When Trump says if someone figuratively hits him that he will hit them back ten times harder, he means it quite literally.

Insane men like Hitler, Trump, mass murderers and potential mass murderers who see themselves as the center of the universe don’t go down without taking dozens or even millions with them. The appointment of the crazy warmonger John Bolton as his national security advisor is a sharp warring by Trump to the powers that be that he will send America and the planet into a nuclear holocaust before he allows anyone — including Mueller — to challenge his authority.

Trump may be a moron, as T Rex famously said, in many respects, but when it comes to his own sense of survival and command, he can be most ruthlessly effective. By rapidly casting out all the grownups in the room, he is making it impossible for rational entities to get a handle on his rampage. Indeed, the bullying, vindictive wrecking ball that is the Donald is having the time of his life laughing and sneering at men of conscience and ability who rail against his destructive antics. Being in the ultimate seat of power is too much of a rush for him to ever willingly give it up. In fact batting aside those who would try is the most fun of all for the Trumpster. For the rest of us, however, it’s like being strapped to a kid playing with matches in a meth lab.

Good golly, Miss Molly, there’s a whole lot of shaking going on now!

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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