Monday, January 30, 2017

Trumpkins in America

The Trumpkins (Trump supporters) are a fairly large group of Americans. They were joined by Republicans who voted Party and some crossover Dems who hated Hillary. But, because there was this coalition that was able to capture the Electoral College - Hillary got 3 million more votes than Trump - we ended up with an idiot in the White House.

As near as I can tell, Trump wants to look inward and isolate the country from the rest of the world. Build a 50 foot wall (there are 51 foot ladders and ropes), ban travel from some countries (without any planning or implementation procedures to help those who became stranded), start a trade war with Mexico (which makes no sense whatsoever), kill off TPP (which was an ideal containment plan for Chinese power and lifting our influence in the Pacific Rim), etc. But, I guess we will be better friends with Putin and Russia - never mind that they hacked our systems and have committed state sponsored war crimes and assassinations.

It is going to take a while for the Trumpkins to realize how stupid they were to put their faith in Trump, and it will take them even longer to admit they were wrong. Until then, we are just going to have to deal with the daily nonsense that continues to come out of the Trump White House.

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