Trump Is Weak On _________.

3minutesringRTrump likes to call his opponents weak. It’s getting old, especially from such a weak man.
Using only his own words as tools, and in less that a year in office, Donald Trump has effectively lost the moral authority needed to govern effectively as an American president. Circulate this meme today: Trump is weak on __________ .

Trump is weak on honesty. He lies more than once a day. It’s been proven.
Trump is weak on caring for others. A billionaire who rarely gives to charity.
Trump is weak on brains. His own Secretary of State called him a moron.
Trump is weak on national security. His words provide fuel for our enemies.
Trump is weak on leadership. He does not have the personal qualities to be a leader. We don’t want our kids to grow up to be like Trump and neither do they.
Trump is weak on patriotism. He has a fortune stashed foreign bank accounts. 
Trump is weak on morality. He “grabs them by the p…y” because he is a star.
Trump is weak on respecting others. He said “How stupid are the people of Iowa?”
Trump is weak on education for our kids. His Betsy Devos appointee tells us that.
Trump is weak on faithfulness. He used his wives and friends as pawns in his game. When they are no longer useful, he drops them.
Trump is weak on healthcare. He is trying to sink the ACA, by any means possible.
Trump is weak on the environment. The USA and Syria are the only two countries out of the Paris accord.
Trump is weak on women’s rights. He is accused of sexual assaulting over 12 women.
Trump is weak on security.  We all feel less secure with him in the White House.              Trump is weak on fiscal responsibility. We are spending a fortune guarding his many homes, and golf courses and paying for investigations.                                                                Trump is weak on infra-structure. With all the nonsense we are witnessing, we are not getting down to doing the important things we should be doing to make America a better place to live for us all. 

Trump is a weakling. The USA can’t afford to have a weakling in office.

To vote Trump out of office, vote his GOP associates out of office at every level. They will catch on – and show him the exit door.

vote-out-trump

 

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How Trump is Bankrupting the USA with his Foreign Bank Accounts

cookie-trumpWhen Trump prevailed in the election he rigged with Russian helpers, he was as shocked as everyone else. We all could see that in his acceptance speech and demeanor. Shortly after, there were some off-script comments that revealed his attitude to his new position. I knew Trump from Penn and AC. It’s hard to fool people that know you. Trump’s mindset after the win was “I  just got the keys to the biggest money-making machine on the planet. And I am going to figure out how to milk it the way I have been doing with real estate.” I will discuss a simple way to make sure this does not happen here again. But first. 

On Dec. 9, a month after he won, there was this telling statement was “I don’t need your votes any more” . (Link to verify if you missed it or don’t believe it.) 

What should that tell you? Well, since then Trump has not drained the swamp. Instead, he has filled his swampy cabinet with people that are financial predators – just like he has always been. His treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchen made a fortune by buying people’s bankrupt homes. Jared Kushner’s real estate company will sue you right into prison if you fall behind on payments. Wilbur Ross made billions buying bankrupt corporations and selling their parts. Rex Tillerson has a 500 billion dollar oil deal with Russia that he is trying to get put in place. And Scott Pruitt gets kickbacks from industry to pollute our air and water. 

But where do all these foreign players deposit their graft dollars? Not here in the USA! That’s too easy to track. What all Trump’s players have in common is foreign bank accounts. Without foreign bank accounts, none of their financial games work.

Solution? We need to stop allowing government officials to have foreign bank accounts. That’s the simple and natural way to get honest sincere representatives.

Its clear that all of Trump’s players have a track record of profiting from bankruptcies. And so, they have a real financial interest in bankrupting America. They will all make money when they come back in with their cash and buy the assets they destroy back cheap. They even have a profit motive to pollute. A  polluted environment is worth less. What a sick crew we have allowed Trump to install here.

And Trump knows he does not need our votes any more – or even our agreement or support. He knows he is president for the next 3 years. His hands, and the hands of his hombres are in our collective cookie jar, and they are emptying it out as fast as they can because they also know good things don’t last forever in a democracy. ( In Putin’s Russia despots can stay in power longer by silencing the dissent. )

Trump and all his top level players have foreign bank accounts. They will bring their foreign cash back in to buy back the bankruptcies and devaluations they are busy causing right now. 

As citizens, must quickly find a way to make it so that people who hold national office cannot have foreign bank accounts. Foreign bank accounts are a permission slip for selling out our country. Most people don’t even dream of having foreign bank accounts. Most people like being honest. Why should we allow our representatives to have secret accounts in foreign countries? Can someone please answer that? It’s just too stupid for words. 

We give our politicians a permission to sell us out, when we allow them to deal for us – and also have foreign bank accounts. Trump and his team is happily doing that now. But there are others – in the senate and house ( and they will resist this) – and there will be more if we don’t make this illegal. And when foreign accounts become illegal for politicians to possess, those type of money laundering criminals just won’t seek office.

There is no downside to this. And there is no upside to doing nothing about this. 

In fact, even though its Trump’s hand is in our cookie jar now, we put that cookie jar on the counter when we don’t monitor the financial dealings of our representatives. It’s really hard to sell a system out, if all the money you get to make deals has to be deposited in US banks. But its really easy to do, if you have a foreign bank account.

This must stop! Will one honest representative or senator please stand up and propose this idea as soon as possible, please? Foreign bank accounts must be closed to run for a national office. The foreign funds must be transferred into the US before their name gets on a ballot. That will stop this from happening again. And I am not so sure that state representatives and governors should not have the same rules.

Better players will emerge when we have a system that is intrinsically designed to be honest. 

……………………………. Joseph Aronesty

PS.

And this sex stuff is a huge distraction. Get off it please! The French say “viv la difference”. It’s not an excuse for bad behavior, but men and women have different sexual agendas. Women can get pregnant. And men have too many seeds. That is nature. 

Let’s judge our representatives for who they have been for the last ten years. People do change – sometimes. Let’s judge them for what they have done and want to do for us. Al Franken seems like a real pubic servant to me. Roy Moore does not to me. If Alabamans like him, its fine with me. But I think being in Trump’s camp – the raider that he is – is reason enough to keep him out of our government. 

 

 

Conditional Impeachment: Show Your Taxes or Step Down Now

first posted May 2017, updated 11/11/17


impeachThe Russian hack of the 2016 election is now a national security emergency. Donald Trump and his inner circle members distract, deny and get caught in lies whenever Russian connections are brought up.  Trump’s taxes will reveal the exact nature of his financial dealings with Russia.  And that is the only logical reason he won’t willingly show them.  They would answer questions we need to know to be certain that Trump is not engaging in self-dealing and traitorous behavior.

  • Did Trump directly or indirectly pay Russians to hack our election?
  • Does he owe Russians money?
  • Is he trying to square a debt?

This is now past the point of a crisis. With 2018 less than a year away, and nothing being done to stop this from happening again, this is a national security emergency. 

In the face of this crisis, not doing all one can to be truthful, cooperative and helpful to our national cause is itself a form of obstruction on the path to the clarity justice. Has Trump engaged in activity which, if done from any other status except POTUS, would be indictable criminal behavior. If Trump is innocent of crimes, he would show his taxes – and put this behind him. It is so easy to do, if one is truly innocent, but quite impossible if one is not. 

Bankrupting the USA is a Putin Goal

Every day Trump is in office, we are spending countless millions of taxpayer dollars – not to make healthcare better, not to make infrastructure better, not even to build that stupid wall. Every day he has been in office we are wasting our taxpayer dollars guarding his many homes, paying for his golf, paying congressmen to squabble, and now defending the many criminals and spies in his orbit with endless discussions that proceed ad nauseum.

But now the divisiveness in the USA is wearing thin. We see a glimmer of hope that the left and right agree the investigation of Trump must go on. Republican senators are beginning to see the light. Some have announced retirement – couching their feelings about Trump. Like Caesar and Brutus, expect the senatorial fallout to increase. America has a long, proud history and has countless citizens and representatives on the left and right who are truly patriotic – not just phony king worshipers. 

Conditional Impeachment

If Trump won’t show his taxes, our elected representatives – on both sides of the aisle – ask for a “conditional impeachment” of Donald Trump. The impeachment procedure stops if he discloses his taxes, going back 10 years. A representative is sworn to do what their electorate wants. And tax-paying Americans want and deserve the truth about what happened in the 2016 election with the Russians.

Trump is now asking our sons to die for his war projects. If he won’t do that small thing (showing taxes is a small thing for most people) to save us all this time, money, energy and trouble, it will soon be clear to nearly everyone that Trump has no loyalty except to himself.

He has no real public mandate any longer. His approval rate is 33%. It means about 2/3 Americans want an end to the Trump presidency. He cannot govern effectively with such a small mandate. Only a dictator – like Putin – can do that. As we approach 2018, the need clarity on the 2016 election is critical.

Conditional Impeachment 

Make Trump this offer. If Trump won’t show his taxes, we will ask for his immediate impeachment. About 70% of Americans will agree with that. That’s a real mandate.

If Trump will immediately show his taxes, he is not impeached. It’s that simple. But we will still continue to pursue justice with Mueller’s independent investigation. 

Trump’s taxes are the one thing he has refused to show all along. It’s damning. It is clearly an effort to hide his past sins and dirt. What else could it be? 

If our representatives won’t do this, I had proposed a Citizen’s Union to impeach Trump be started back in May.  It seems Tom Steyer got my message and has started that ball rolling. Thank you Tom. But Al Green in the house, this is for you too. 

As the noose tightens, Trump will increasingly try to figure out how to get the Teflon back on his magical pan. He has already shown us that creating an international crisis to suspend the constitution and declare martial law – is not out of his playbook. Like a cornered rat fighting for his life, Trump will stop at nothing to save his ill-gotten fortune. Trump must be forced to be open and honest – he won’t do it without force- or be stopped.

Time to think outside the box. This “conditional impeachment” plan will create the right sound byte for all Americans to digest. After all, it should make sense even to people who think or hope he is actually innocent. 

The mandate for a “conditional impeachment”  – show your taxes or step down – will be overwhelming. Get that going. 

About the Author:

Joseph Aronesty graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He earned a merit scholarship to Wharton School but transferred to liberal arts in his junior year to focus on history, literature and music theory. He was in a class at Wharton with Donald Trump in 1967: International Finance. (Trump paid for his homework to get done in that class.)

When the internet became viable in 1995, Mr. Aronesty created what is arguably is the world’s first click and buy e-commerce website.

Joseph is also a published songwriter, with hundreds of songs in his catalog. He now writes with musicians in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. He is an activist and his songs often reflect his political point of view.

 

Why Did Putin Say “Trump is Acting in Accordance with His Own … Laws?

Trump is trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. And if he gets away with it, the American democracy as we know it may be ruined for the foreseeable future. Then Putin has really won.

putin-hockeyListen to what Putin said at a USSR hockey game to our CBS reporter. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with his own government”.

Why would he say that? Is that what he or anyone would say about Teresa May or Angela Merkel? I don’t think so. People assume that a country’s leaders are not breaking the laws of their own country. So why would he say that? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1NKWYepioA   May 10th, 2017. Putin speaks about the firing of James Comey. 

If you read between the lines, the way you always should with politicians, it seems to be about Comey’s firing but the undercurrent is about some sort of struggle Trump is having with his own government. Putin is saying, in effect, that Trump would prefer not to have an adversarial US government to deal with – (the way Putin has it in Russia as an elected dictator), but he is not breaking any US laws. He is in accordance. So it’s all OK. 

This statement by Putin occupied a space in his brain where Putin must forgive Donald Trump a bit, because Trump cannot yet deliver on whatever promises he had been given for his election help. The subtext is that Donald will need some time to make things “whole”. So this is the pass Putin gives Donald Trump, “He is acting in accordance with his own government.”  

It also tells me that Putin has given Trump some concrete orders and/or there is a large debt to make whole – and now he is just patiently waiting for them to be executed in due time without breaking any US laws. Are they about lifting sanctions? Probably. But there could be much more in that back channel.  

That back channel they wanted to set up was clearly an attempt to create safe space for collusion and yet more plotting against the people of the US for whom Putin and Trump have absolutely no love. And who is the brains behind all this? Trump is really not smart enough to be as sinister as Vladimir Putin. The real boss is indeed Vladimir Putin. But Trump would like to be as smart as Putin. He’s made it abundantly clear how much he really admires that man. 

Witness how Trump’s appointees take liberties with spending exorbitant amounts on plane trips and then use the same line –“I did not break any laws”.  Is that all any of these politicians know? Lawyer up then do what you must to get ahead? That is actually the real Trump modus operandi. Always has been. 

So I see Putin as having communicated this to Donald Trump in some way. 

Donald. Use your own rules, lawyers and state press (Fox). Get the right people around you and elected to key offices. Then what I have here in Russia, – it can happen for you and your family, even in the USA. You’ll never have to hear the press belittle you again. Then you and I will rule the world.”

And Trump took that bait, sold-out greed-monger that he is. 

Don’t let RED happen here. Not here. That’s just too stupid.

Vote out every Trump Republican in 2018 and we won’t have to worry about this any more. Then we can all get back to our lives. 

vote-out-trump

 

Make a bumper sticker! Or find your own way to let everyone know how you feel. That’s all its going to take. Our numbers are too strong. Let’s f l e x our numbers. This is easy. We are USA citizens! Let’s keep it that way … please. 

What do we do after we conclude Trump was working with the Russians?

posted January 2017 – updated October 17, 2017

I have been saying Trump has been in bed with Russia for over 30 years. I believe the relationship began in AC and involved the billion dollars he never lost and a desire to not pay taxes on that revenue stream. I believe he laundered that billion overseas and got a taste for international crime in the 1980’s.  We are getting closer to figuring this out every day. Money leaves trails, as long as sincere people are looking.

The big question that now remains is:

Will we stop an illegal president before he goes fascist on us, starts a war, shuts down the media and turns our beautiful democracy into a mess that is not easily fixed?

We see him taking the first steps of a would-be repressive government. Firing scientists. Telling boldface lies to the press. Calling the press “fake news”. Undermining the healthcare of American citizens. Trying to give more tax breaks to the wealthy!  By now, many of his own supporters realize they made a huge mistake. 

Many, if not most Americans now believe Trump was and is compromised. We’re getting closer to hard proof, but Trump’s attempts to shut down the investigations – his by any means possible credo – is the most damning evidence to any rational person. He wont give up either. Trump will offer huge amounts of money to install key people to hush his crimes. He is trying this in his own way every day. Comey said no and was booted. Mueller will not bend. But its still anyone’s guess if the truth will make it to the record. 

So, while we await our system, and without being judge and jury, I have this question for all Americans to ponder and that includes our cabinet members, Trump’s GOP “friends”, CIA and FBI agents, our servicemen who put their lives on the line – and even his bodyguards!

What would you really do, or want done if  you discovered Trump has been compromised by Russia and/or worked with Russia to fix his election? 

Would you still protect him, because he is president?  Would you want him treated like any other traitor?  What should we really want done as the United States?  

I created a metaphor to help you visualize this pending problem that grows larger every day and draw a proper conclusion.

alien

Imagine if an alien species from was able to fix a US presidential election and they got their alien life force “guy” to win. Imagine that alien is now the president, and as president it inherits the presidential powers and protections. Those same protections would be used by the alien to keep us from finding out that the alien actually fixed the election- to keep us in the dark.  They could also keep us from finding out that the alien president has an agenda that does not benefit our citizens – a secret loyalty to his own species! What a tale.

Now imagine that some lowly congressperson figures out that the alien fixed the election.  Does that alien still rightly have his presidential protections or powers? If so, how does this movie end happily? It does not. Our collective answer better be no, the alien president no longer has the presidential protections and powers – or we have already lost our democracy.

My fellow US citizens. It is essential that once we discover we have an alien or criminal president, that he immediately loses the powers and protections of the presidency. The powers and protections of the presidency are only valid if the president himself is valid. Those lost protections must include the pardon power!

To not see that clearly, or to ignore this in a partisan fever, would be to miss the very real launching pad for fascism and to invite the end of our democracy to take root in the USA.

Any civil servant should immediately lose the protections and powers of their office the moment they are found guilty of the crime of trying to fix their election to attain that office.

And this is exactly why Donald Trump always insists that his presidency was won fairly, in spite of the mounting evidence. He knows he has these pardon powers, but someone must have explained to him that once they find that smoking gun the powers and protections of the presidency could go out the window. So Trump has to say Russia is fake news to save his own neck. 

Should Trump, his family, friends or staffers, be found guilty of election crimes, we must be ready to disavow Trump’s presidency, its actions and even many of its appointees. Would we allow that alien to keep his appointees? They could be aliens too, right? That’s how we have to think about this. 

Once proven, Russia-gate won’t be fake news; it will be fake president. 

So let’s figure out what exactly what we should do when the truth about the 2016 election comes out. It should not be long now. I’d like to hear more discussion about what we do after we know for sure that Trump, his family or appointees have been part of a team effort to subvert democracy in the USA.

Do we allow Pence, an appointee of the alien president to become the new president? – Or are all cabinet members guilty by association to the alien president? 

How we should handle this is a very important discussion because it impacts our approach to zeroing in on the truth. If we allow his regime to stand, have we eliminated the problem? I don’t think so. But that’s just me. What do you think?

DJ Trump seems to alienate everyone. That should not seem strange any longer. He was an alien in college; he did not connect well with others and lived in his own aristocratic bubble. In business he was heartless, ruthless and a scoundrel. And now as president his disconnect is truly dysfunctional. So if he alienates people,  well that’s what aliens actually do. They alienate.   Joseph Aronesty

It’s Time for World Leaders to Help the USA with its Trump Problem

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This is an email-letter I wrote to Prime Minister Teresa May today,
Teresa May,
Please let me know you get this communication and if you feel it has some value to you and our world. Remember, when we did not stand up to Hitler, early in his regime, the entire world suffered. 
I am one of the majority of Americans who feel we are under a joint attack in the USA.  It is a cyber attack, launched by Russian Mafia players partnering with big money corporatism here in the USA.  Their goals are to hide financial crimes and steer an evolving modern world back in time, headed towards a neo-oligarchy where money rules to the detriment of everyday citizens.

The weapons in this war are words. – To be silent is to accept defeat.

 

I am a 69 year old US citizen. I happened to have known Donald Trump when we were young and foolish at U of P. He is still foolish. But he is also madman at the helm of the world – in essence he is an elected, mad king. 
 
Donald Trump is fully willing to set the world on a path to WW3 as long as he can keep his ill-got money and stay out of jail for his crimes over the years – ​as long as he can “win” , as he often says. And if he can’t win, he will blow the whole thing up trying. That is what we are witnessing right now, not only in world affairs, but in our domestic affairs as well. 
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​This statement I am asking you to make today has the goal of ​taking the world off ​the path to WW3, which we are now fully on. I think we need to hear something like what I have written below.  There are now many here in the USA who want Trump out asap, even within the GOP. You and other world leaders can help in that effort with a statement you can fashion in your own words along these lines. 


To my citizens, American citizens and all global citizens on planet Earth:
 
After Donald Trump became president, it soon became clear to me​, as well as most sober people, that he was willing to lie to his own people, on a daily basis with no remorse.

I asked myself this: If Trump is willing to lie to his own people to “win”, as he calls it, then how can he be trusted to keep his deals and former agreements with foreigners?   

The conclusion that I, and most world leaders have now reached is that Donald Trump can not be trusted to be honorable.  The rulers of over 200 sovereign nations on this planet all know this down deep now.  This is not to say we don’t trust the good will of the American people. We do.

But North Korea and Iran are still sovereign countries​ and like all sovereign countries, they have a duty and right to defend themselves. If the USA wants foreign powers, including North Korea and Iran, to stop protecting themselves, ​that is something no sovereign country can rightly be asked to do without considerable and understandable resistance. ​

If the USA wants to negotiate about de-escalating tensions with foreign powers,  like North Korea, Iran and others, I now believe they ​first ​need to find a way to install a new president whose words can be fully trusted on the world stage. They do not have that now.

Only a fool would negotiate honestly with Donald Trump. He has proven that over and over again, first as a citizen and now as the US president.

Thank You my Dear American friends. We are here for you. 

Something like that needs to be heard from Teresa May, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron – and other respected world leaders. That way it won’t seem like partisan politics. 

We are living in a world community now. ​ Words started this war. Words can end it. Silence can not.​

Trump counts on being the only one who is willing to make outrageous statements. ​
​Yes, I realize what I wrote seems a bit outrageous. But if one person plays dirty, and the others play according to Hoyle, the cheater will usually win. That’s all Trump has ever known – cheating to win. I learned that from his casino operations in the 1980’s. I was there. 
 
If you would say something sincere, along these lines, which I happen to believe is probably a fairly accurate portrayal of your stance on Trump, I do believe it will ​help us all on planet earth.​ We are mostly hoping he will soon be discharged of his duties.
We need some help from the world stage leaders, the way we helped 75​ years ago.

I will be sending emails like this to the heads of state in Germany, Australia and Iran as well. Listen to what is being said this week on the news here in the USA​.

I ask all global citizens to contact their presidents and senators. Let’s get this done. 
 
The timing will be perfect ​now. No time to lose.  We have a genuine mad maniac in charge here now. Hitler was such a maniac. ​He was elected as well, by a similar distraught electorate as well. 

Etymology teaches us: The MA in maniac is the same ma that is in drama. It means large – as in major, mad and magnify. The mad, maniacal drama we are witnessing since Trump took the helm is the exact opposite of the cool-handed leadership we sorely need right now. Trump is like a hot fuse in a room filled with nitroglycerin. A simple unintended accident now and the word goes boom. 

All it will take to win this war of words, is words. No bombs, no bullets, no troops. How nice, right? We need influential people to deliver some thoughtful heartfelt words to the world stage. GOP politicians here will soon realize they will mostly be voted out of power in 2018. And to the GOP I say, it’s not for “not repealing Obama-care that you will fall. It is because you stand with the mad king, Donald Trump, in spite of what you know to be true: Donald Trump is a dunce, a sell-out and a traitor. 

We can do this world. Thank you for your careful consideration to this plan and for circulating it. We are all global citizens. We all have a stake in peace. I am just trying to do what I can as a citizen. I hope that is appreciated. JA

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Why Would Putin Want To Instigate Americans Against Immigrants?

The Daily Beast has confirmed with Facebook that the Russian spies, who run every move by their president, Vladimir Putin, did place ads under the name “Secured Borders” inviting people to go to anti-immigrant rallies in middle America.

I have been predicting and characterizing Trump’s “moves” for over a year now. Because I am from his generation, went to the same school and had a similar family education, I can sort of know whats going on in his mind. 

Use the search button in my blog for keywords like Russia, taxes, Putin, Korea, and HealthCare. – You will see I have pretty much been on top of Trump’s moves since he entered the race.

But what reasons would Putin have to pay for rallies against American immigrants? What’s in that for him? Only two things make sense.

#1 The Facebook rally ads were done at Trump’s request. It was Trump asking Putin to demonstrate Russia’s amazing new cyber-war machine. Trump wanted to see if and how it worked. So the Facebook propaganda effort was supported by a hope that there would be violence and press coverage at the events they were instigating. (That’s true criminal espionage folks. Worse that the Rosenberg’s who were both executed for being spies.) The Facebook events would help create support for Trump’s nationalist message.  And Putin realized that Trump could not deliver on promises to Putin ( to reduce sanctions ) unless he actually won office. 

And while that makes sense, it still does not quite feel like a really good business investment for Russia. There’s yet another reason Trump and possibly even Putin would want anti-immigrant feelings in the USA to foment: # The Wall. 

#2 Trump is a builder of large projects by trade. There are all sorts of ways to make a buck on large projects and Trump knows them all. I was a builder of homes in the 1980’s, so I know how the honest side of the building business works. One estimates a project and keeps one’s cost to about 85% of that estimate, making a 15% profit as a goal.

But Trump knows all the other ways to make a buck on a project. One can also stiff the builders, something Trump is actually famous for. One can feign bankruptcy, something Trump has also done many times before. And one can get kickbacks from contractors and have them deposited in one’s offshore accounts. One can hide profits with offshore accounts as well. That’s why it is so important that we see Trump’s taxes.

And that’s also why I think Trump wanted that wall. He knew damn well Mexico would not pay for it. He got caught on the phone with the Mexican president saying it was not that important that Mexico pay for it and that he just essentially wanted him to play along. He even invited him in on the deal with code words. Mexico has an honest president. Good and glad for Mexicans. We don’t. Bad for us Americans. 

The Wall was intended as yet another source of profit for Trump and his family. It was an 8 billion-dollar project. Even the honest 15% markup is a cool billion. And I’ll bet right now, once we follow the money trail of the wall, the way Mueller seems to be doing now,  we’ll find Russians were part of that intended profit stream. 

That desired back-channel to Russia makes more sense now, does it not? These are the kind of things that can be done best with a back channel. 

And then the Russians, paying for Facebook ads to instigate anti-immigrant sentiment, finally makes good business sense. Perhaps Putin was in on the wall. That would be a good business reason to foment anti-immigrant hatred here in the USA.

When is it going to dawn on enough US citizens that we have effectively a Russian operative serving as our president! We have an Espionage Act. It was enacted in 1919 to prevent exactly what we are witnessing. Google it. Then let’s do something about it.

What do I think? I think the president and his entire appointed staff should temporarily be placed under house arrest until the truth is discovered. We must stop the cover-ups and lies and open up their books. They should all be relieved of their posts and duties and on put standby until the truth is exposed.

We can operate just fine in the USA with just a senate, house, judiciary and generals. We don’t really need a president at the helm. And certainly not a president who has offshore accounts and Russian connections that go back 30 years. 

Trump swore the presidential oath. He has broken that oath. 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Faithfully is the key word. Faith is a form of fidelity. In this case, it means one is beholden or obliged to none other but the United States. Fellow Americans. We know this in our hearts and by the reports that are leaking out every day. Trump is not faithful to the USA, to Americans nor to you. And that should also disqualify him because it contradicts his sworn presidential oath.

faithThe Marines’ semper fi means always faithful, and two hands clasped in prayer is the symbol for faith. There is a reason for the two hands in the faith symbol: two clasped hands are self-bound, hence disarmed. This logic is also the source of the nearly universal custom of shaking hands to signify an agreement.

Trump can say he is working to the best of his ability. I believe that. He was never a very smart or thoughtful person. He was lazy in many ways ( He paid for his homework to get done at Penn.)  and he has a short attention span. So how good could he really be as president without those key personal qualities? He can say he is preserving the constitution, because that’s a long document that can be interpreted many ways.

But Donald J Trump cannot honestly say he has been faithful to the USA and its people! He knows this and, by now, so do we all.

So why is he still there?

We will continue suffer, emotionally and financially, every day – as a country, as citizens, as parents and as individuals –  for as long as we let this very expensive mistake we made, continue.