By attacking Syria, Donald Trump managed to literally drop his biggest boom-boom yet for the world to admire. Some of our own pundits came down with the vapors, swooning that Trump was presidential at last. His approval rating even rose a few points.
Remember, people. Praise is this guy’s crack. If you give him positive reinforcement for bombing things, he’ll have us in World War III by Memorial Day.
I was disgusted by Trump’s scripted outrage over Bashar al-Assad killing babies. Trump has never shown empathy for the suffering of children or anybody else, and you could see none in his eyes as he read from the teleprompter.
If he’s concerned about Syrian children’s welfare, why is he so intent on banning them and their families from finding refuge in this country?
You know Trump’s being cynical whenever he invokes God because Trump thinks he’s superior and more powerful. He’s president, not God. And God never got 306 Electoral College votes.
Trump’s 59 missiles barely put a dent in that Syrian airfield, so it was business as usual there within 24 hours. Senator Lindsey Graham described it as Assad’s “F-U” to Trump.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Russia to choose between Assad and the U.S., which must have given Putin a good laugh. Tillerson’s in Moscow today, getting an earful about the feckless, reckless administration he serves.
But I can’t help wondering if all this isn’t just Putin and Trump wrestling for show, colluding to bury the intensifying investigation into their real relationship.
If so, Putin threw Trump this Syrian bone for nothing. After Trump’s limp tap on Assad’s wrist, Putin must see that Trump will never be an asset. He’s human Jell-O. His every word is a lie or contradiction of himself. Nobody knows what he believes or what chaos he’ll create next. He’ll do anything for empty flattery. He’s profoundly ignorant and dangerously naïve.
In a word, Trump can’t be trusted. By ANYBODY.
If it’s revealed that Putin cultivated Trump and his team to carry out Putin’s nefarious plots against the U.S., it’s egg on Putin’s face bigly. Trump’s pointless attack on Syria proves he’s a fool who’s flailing minute to minute, bragging and bullying like nobody sees what a scared little man he really is. Sad.