Hugh Hewitt is a very big Trump supporter. He finds gold in Trump’s leadership where others would see pyrite. He writes for the Washington Post and on June 11, 2020 he wrote about Trump and why we would want to choose him come November as our leader providing that Trump doesn’t have to walk down anymore ramps.
Here are some of the things he tells us about Trump.
“Trump is chaos theory contained in a man, an explosive combination of complete candor as to what he thinks and feels, a willingness to brawl, an almost animal energy for the fray.”
Is this what you want in a president who has to deal with many different problems: “a willingness to brawl.” Or is it something you’d expect to see in a barroom drunk who after tossing down a few has the “in vino veritas” moment where he tells someone his less than deep thoughts, usually far from being complimentary, and then wants to fight the other person which begins with an animalistic assault on the other. I’ve seen enough angry and mean drunks to know I’d like the leader of our country to be devoid of these characteristics that Hewitt seems so proud Trump possesses.
It would be nice to have someone with a little bit of class who you could say to your children be like that man. Has anyone ever wanted their child to grow up and be like Trump with his three wives and multitude of paid female escorts?
“With Trump, all will be well in the country and all will be in upheaval inside the Beltway, Manhattan, Silicon Valley and Hollywood.”
The last I looked the Beltway, Manhattan, Silicon Valley and Hollywood were part of our country. Did I miss something? Can the country be well if parts of it are in an uproar.
Isn’t Manhattan our financial capital and Silicon Valley our technical capital where much of the things we enjoy in our present life come from. Can you imagine America without those four places? Apparently Hewitt can.
And as for all being well in the country outside those areas, we can see how that is working our over the last couple of years, months and weeks. Under Trump the country has never seen such upheaval as shown with the newly created Trump admirers the Boogaloo Boys. Our country is ravaged by Trump’s indifference to a pandemic – has he mentioned it over the last month other than to get waivers so he won’t be liable for more American deaths. We have also suffered from his total lack of concern to the murder of George Floyd – a name that has yet to cross his tongue. If this is our country being well, then we are in deep trouble.
“Trump’s team is serious and finally fitted for his temper, which is of course volatile.”
Of course that is how we should run a government with a bunch of guys who are volatile. Imagine how the other countries like dealing with us when one day we say one thing and the next day another. I’ve never known any country that did well with volatile diplomacy especially as we have seen with Trump’s unsteady hand on North Korea. Then there’s this:
“that Trump’s vision (and not that of the traditional D.C. conservative foreign policy elite) is implemented”
It sort of shocking to see the word “vision” connected with a guy who is said to be volatile and is “chaos theory.” One rejects the idea of the other. Seventy-five years of peace and prosperity in Europe are to be ignored and we are supposed to replace it with chaos. Is that the best that America can do?
“The most malignant authoritarians will again have what they want — predictability, and predictable surrender of U.S. interests.”
You really have to have just landed from another planet to believe Hewitt would write this. Has any president cozied up to the “malignant authoritarians” more than Trump. He praises and adores Russia’s Putin, North Korea’s Kim, Turkey’s Erdogan, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, China’s Xi, Brazil’s Bolsonaro, the Philippines Duterte and Israel’s Netanyahu. Under Trump they have all gained prominence and thrived.
Reading his column I’m thinking maybe Hewitt did just arrive from out of space.