From the very beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it became clear that Trump wanted to be a dictator more than he wanted to be president. Now that his White House is looking more like a reality television show where he’s voting everyone off if they don’t quit first, Trump is running wild with his newfound freedom.
With several of his senior advisors on the chopping block and the more recent departures of Hope Hicks and Gary Cohn, Trump has more room to go unchecked than ever before. As more people depart from the White House, it’s clear that Trump has every intention to bring back his “I alone can fix this” attitude that he terrified everyone with during his campaign.
We can’t stress how devastating this would be for the country. Without having to consult with the advisors who have helped hold the dysfunctional Trump administration together, Trump will now be acting as “his own best consultant.” The Associated Press reports:
Trump has told confidants recently that he wants to be less reliant on his staff, believing they often give bad advice, and that he plans to follow his own instincts, which he credits with his stunning election, according to two people who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about private conversations…
Advisers argue that tales of Trump’s freelancing are exaggerated and that in many cases — as with tariffs — he is following through on long-stated promises. Still, the president’s decisions, as well as his proclivity for off-the-cuff announcements, frequently leave aides and allies guessing.”
To show just how insane Trump becomes when he gets high off of his power, Trump reportedly told his aides that “his experience in business gave him an edge in deciding what to do on tariffs” and that he knew more than his advisors on the subject. That decision caused the stock market to plummet and has been condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike. This man is truly insane and needs to be stopped.
We all know how things turn out when Trump follows his “instincts.” To make matters even worse, Trump said at a press conference earlier this week that he enjoys “conflict” — so we can expect far more irrational choices from the president in the near future.
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