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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:45 PM

Schwab: Trump counts on indifference that put him in office

Sometimes even I have thought my writing about Donald Trump is overheated. Not anymore.

As we slump into the next hundred days, I realize I’ve been too gentle, soft-pedaling the obvious about Trump and those who still defend him. (None of my conservative friends voted for him.) It’s now undeniable the President of the United States of America has an unwell mind. Plus, he’s the most grotesquely ignorant person ever to occupy that office: and, were he to get his way, the last. For one of two reasons so obvious they don’t need saying.

The mind of Donald Trump, our actual president, recently generated the fiction that no one asks why the Civil War happened. Donald Trump, our actual president, is unaware of grade-school history through college degrees, books written, films made, on origins of the Civil War. Donald Trump, our actual president, said Andrew Jackson could have prevented it. Donald Trump, our actual president, said Jackson was angry about what he saw happening with the Civil War, and said, “There’s no reason for this.” Andrew Jackson, who was also a president (and, despite Trump saying he “had a big heart,” promoted unspeakable genocide and was an owner of one-hundred-fifty humans), died sixteen years before the Civil War.

Who believes Andrew Jackson spoke contemporaneously (or at all) about it? Should we consider them ignorant, liars or hearers of voices in their heads? Whatever our words, “presidential material” would not be among them. And yet, there he is. Trump, itching for war with North Korea, wanting to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement, admirer of the planet’s worst despots including admitted murderers, claims the Civil War should have been “worked out.” This is governance by pinball machine.


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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:07 PM

1. Some of the comments are interesting.....

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