A few commenters recently have expressed some surprise or dismay that I have been so very negative about the Trump regime. Sorry, folks: I never set out to write a political blog, but Trump is without question the biggest problem facing the world. I can’t ignore it.
But I do want to make one thing quite clear: my fear and loathing of Trump is not a partisan issue. It’s not because he is a Republican and most Americans I know are Democrats; it’s not because he’s on the right and I lean towards the left. It’s because he is a dangerous, delusional psychopath with no understanding of how government, diplomacy or anything else works; and because is too arrogant to make up for this ignorance by consulting experts.
I’ve said this in a comment already, but I want to get it out there in a post:
Yes, as it happens, I disagree with Trump’s policies. But that is really not the point. I would disagree with Pence’s policies, too, but I would much, much, much rather he be president — because he understands what a president is. Because he’s a grown-up. That’s why the list of Trump-regime disasters I posted contains virtually nothing about his actual policies. At this stage, they are almost beside the point. The issue is the assumption of the role of dictator. In other words: if a Democrat president had been elected and started behaving the way Trump is behaving, I would be just as alarmed as I am now.
It’s clearly in the interests of America (and the world) to impeach a president who, eight days after inauguration, has violated the constitution repeatedly and who apparently has little control over his own actions. The only way that can happen is if Republicans in the American government take action: Democrats alone can’t do it. That means that liberals need to get used to the idea of President Pence — because if Trump is removed, Pence will be the one who steps up. (Anyone hoping that the removal of Trump will result in a Democrat president is simply fantasising.) However distasteful American liberals find that idea, that is what they need to be agitating for right now.
Remove the ignorant psychopath; install a competent person, however much you disagree with his policies.