Donald the Diversion
For his first major television interview after taking office, Donald Trump spends his entire time asserting his greatness, questioning the electoral system that brought him to office and repeating claims that have been repeatedly demonstrated to be false. I didn't think that my opinion of Donald Trump could fall any lower but this interview does that.
Thoughout the campaign Trump described America in apocalyptic terms both domestically and internationally. Now that he is installed as President of the United States (vomit a little) I expect him to speak as a leader about how he will address those problems. Some of those problems are actually real and have grave consequences for the nation and the world. Instead, he wastes our time with his grousing about the vote, crowd size and the media.
But Donald Trump is useful for the Republican ideologues. While Donald rants and raves, his mostly white male cabinet of billionaire businessmen, Wall Street insiders, and public officials who are fundamentally opposed to the missions of the agencies they will head can go about killing off what remains of the New Deal.
The Wizard of Ooze will give cover to the Republican wrecking crew if we are not vigilant.