The pool report of Trump’s speech last night to a group including some U.S. senators had him saying the following:
“Nobody ever told me that politics was going to be so much fun,” Trump said as he took the stage while Melanie sat down. “We are doing well, I just had a long call with Gen Mattis. We are doing really well in Iraq. Our soldiers are fighting, and fighting like never before, and the results are very good, so I just wanted to let everyone know.”
Then went back to talking about who was in the room tonight.
“I have some very special friends in the room . . . . Here we are and, shockingly, it’s bipartisan,” he joked to applause. “A lot of people showed up. People we weren’t expecting. I know that we are all going to make a deal on health care. That’s such an easy one.I have no doubt that’s going to happen very quickly. We have all been promising it – – Democrat, Republican – – to the public. We are going to talk about fixing up our military, which we really need.”
The only ones who could find any sanity in that type of talk are those who just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle sleep. It is more of the blather that he spun out during the campaign. It makes no sense what he is saying.
He tells us that politics is fun. Sadly that is how he thinks. He is giving it no more consideration than playing a game like golf. I would think with the turmoil his first two-thirds of a hundred days have caused only a child would consider that fun. Is he suggesting all those angry tweets he posted were part of the fun?
Right after saying he was engaged in fun he turns to a deadly serious matter the war in Iraq. We’ve all read how difficult that is for the troops on the ground attempting to make headway against the ISIS forces in Mosul. We’ve read of the tragic killings of innocent civilians by American bombs. Those people living through the horror of war deserve a modicum of sympathy but as they suffer and die our president is having fun.
How do you explain it? What fun is there knowing that ongoing tragedy is happening under his watch. It is good to know he spoke with General Mattis. He tells us we are doing well when we know we are bogged down in a bloody battle where civilians are being used as bunkers for ISIS to hide behind. How are we doing well when almost 300 more soldiers were being sent there a day earlier?
What does he mean “fighting like never before.” Have we changed our policy where our troops are no longer acting as backup but have gone into the forward positions?
Remember this is the same man who said: “We never win and we don’t fight to win. We don’t fight to win. We’ve either got to win or don’t fight it at all.” Does he think, like, “now that I am commander-in-chief the troops will start winning because of me.” Can it be he somehow thinks the troops fighting in Iraq now are somehow different from those who fought there before?
He then tells how he’s going to do a deal on health care because it is an easy one. Didn’t he just spend days trying to get a health care bill through and lose big. Didn’t he over the past few days tweet “big day for healthcare working hard” and previously “Great progress on healthcare. Improvements being made – Republicans coming together” and previously “Obamacare is imploding . . . Republicans will come together and save the day.” or that “It’s an unbelievably complex subject, nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”
Oh, and he is having fun and “doing well” while the American people give him a 36% approval rating for doing well. Let’s hope he doesn’t continue to have fun and recognize the job is more than having rallies and saying one thing one day and the other the next.
Trump is truly a bit unhinged judging from the way he speaks. That augurs poorly for the future of our nation. Wasn’t it Nero who was having fun fiddling while Rome burned?