Dystrumpia: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Dystrumpia: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Good | Bad | Ugly

Big Questions

Can the Republican Party purge itself of Trump and Trumpism (Dystrumpia)?

Will trump loyalists (Dystrumpians) be prosecuted for election fraud?

  
Enough by Cassidy Hutchinson
Integrity Counts by Brad Raffensperger

Mr. Trump, why didn’t you call off the mob sooner?

  • Well, it just slipped my mind….. just kidding! actually,
  • I think my phone ran out of charge, or
  • I was reading “War and Peace” on the crapper, but maybe
  • I binge-watched “Emily in Paris,” my favorite, then again,
  • I got my favorite tie stuck in the shredder, but now I remember
  • I was giving the new intern Roxanne a “guided tour“ of the Whitehouse like you’ve never seen before, also
  • I always get drowsy after an attack.

    
The Steal by Mark Bowden
Peril by Bob Woodward
The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton

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The Good

Trump trying to

  • unpeacefully stay in office, but failed… he’s a loser
  • fast-track COVID vaccines
  • bring peace to the Middle East
  • wear a (designer) mask in the most contrived way…..what a joke!
  • kill DACA, but loses
  • reluctantly assume leadership of the federal effort to battle COVID-19 including
  • keep China honest
  • neutralize and/or assassinate bad guys
  • secure the southern border
  • not start new wars
  • reduce the number of troops deployed internationally
  • force (sue) corporations over the high cost of drugs, e.g., HIV Truvada
  • ban e-cigarettes, and
  • advance criminal justice reform.

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The Bad

abusive, amoral, bad boy, criminal, demagogic, despotic, destructive, disingenuous, greedy, illogical, impulsive, ineffective, lecherous, liar, manipulative, nepotistic, opportunistic, psychopathic, rogue, short-sighted, unempathetic, unethical, unhinged, uninformed, untrustworthy, untruthful, unwise

Trump will pay any price, make any deal, bend any law to assure his own survival and success.

John Bolton

Coronavirus Pandemic

many of these people got infected

Trump was attacking the fire department (epidemiologists and public health) while the house was on fire (pandemic).

Donald Trump has totally mismanaged the response to the Coronavirus Pandemic by

  • threatening to block a pandemic crisis relief package at the last minute
  • trying to downplay the Pandemic to a campaign punchline
    • “Turn on television: COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID COVID, COVID. A plane goes down, 500 people dead, they don’t talk about it. COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID.”
  • blocking CDC contact tracing of White House staff infection breakout
  • single-handedly put his entire White House staff at risk by his maniacal anti-mask policy.
  • reducing testing to make the numbers look better before the election
  • claiming
    • “children are virtually immune from COVID-19,” and
    • the coronavirus will “go away soon”
  • suggesting people could injest bleach to kill the virus
  • pushing the restart of America in a dangerous “banzai-style” charge
  • pushing hydroxychloroquine which raises death risk in Covid patients
  • announcing we’re “going to kill ourselves” if the economy doesn’t improve soon
  • repeatedly ignoring the intelligence briefings he was receiving daily
  • firing the experts and experienced U.S. global pandemic response team over two years ago
  • denying the coronavirus threat early on, calling it “a hoax,” and
  • firing the Inspector Generals when accountability reports were showing poor performance for
    • recognition and swift response of the threat, and
    • fair, equitable and swift distribution of emergency funds.

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Rule of Law, Norms, and Truth

Donald Trump is like a mob boss, because it takes a long time and a lot of effort and persistence to bring a criminal of that caliber to justice.

The January 6th Report by Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol

Economic Warfare

Alienation of Allies

  • Suddenly pulled U.S. Troops out of Syria
  • Canada, Europe/NATO, Kurds, Mexico
  • But embraced every enemy and dictator

Immigration

  • Shadow immigration system detaining children in hotels
  • Demonized and weaponized immigration for political purposes.
  • Separated children from their families
  • Southern wall is a boondoggle diverting $billions from military budget

Clean Air and Water and Land

  • During an entire week of RNC speeches, Trump made no mention (not even once) of the world’s 4 major existential threats:
    • climate change and the destruction of planet earth
    • artificial intelligence and the loss of jobs
    • nuclear weapons and apocalyptic war, and
    • biotechnology and its unintended consequences.
  • Opening up drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Covertly dismantling NEPA and environmental impact guidelines
  • Unchecked expansion of extraction and piping

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Dictators, Demagogues, Tyrants, Despots

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS) in 2021 transferred $2 billion to a private equity firm that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner created the day after he left the White House.

We fell in love.

trump

Swamp: to drain or not to drain

  • All the President’s Fixers
  • Refilled swamp with cronies, crooks, family
  • Cronyistic revolving door of corrupt/inept appointees
  • Elitist doofas for Education Secretary

Politicization of

No Progress with

  • Climate change
    • Withdrew Paris Accord
  • Critical infrastructure report card is D-
  • Healthcare
    • Cost of prescription drugs
  • Gun control
  • Racism

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The Ugly

arrogant, awful, awkward, bizarre, blow hard, bombastic, braggart, buffoonish, bully, cheater, clumsy, conceited, crazy, dirty old man, embarrassing, foolish, imbecile, immoral, liar, maniacal, mean, misguided, moronic, narcissistic, misogynistic, outrageous, pathologic, perverted, petty, racist, ridiculous, rude, selfish, shameful, sleazy, snarky, stupid, untrustworthy, untruthful, vulgar, wacky, weird

Reality TV every day

Manipulation/Suppression of the Truth 1984-Style

  • Lied
    • about his taxes
    • about the size of his inauguration crowd, and
    • 10,000 other things
  • Tampered/intimidated impeachment witnesses in real time
  • Paid off porn star payoffs: Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
  • Self-predicted Hurricane Dorian’s path with a Sharpie
  • Erased anti-Trump images in National Archive exhibit

Insulted and/or physically mocked and/or bullied

IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!

Mr. Trump

Gangster-in-Training: You’re Fired!

Weirdness (you gotta be kidding me!)

You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory?

trump

Words Matter, he’s just no good at them

Dictator-in-Training to an American Plutocracy

Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.

Mr. Trump

  • On the 2022 mid-term elections: “I think if they win, I should get all the credit. If they lose, I should not be blamed.”
  • I easily win the Presidency of the United States with legal votes cast.”
  • Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”
  • “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don’t want to create a panic,” but later,
    • “Actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action.”
  • “I alone can fix it.”
  • Trump says QAnon conspiracy theorists
    • “like me very much,” and
    • “love our country’
  • I wish her well, frankly,” Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell
  • Re-tweeted “White Power!” and then deleted it
  • Kung flu
  • “Testing should be slowed down.”
  • Trump threatens protesters with “vicious dogs
  • Trump called Governor Inslee (WA) a “snake
  • Trump called the coronavius “a hoax
  • Chinese virus…”
  • Called generals “dopes” and “babies”
  • He has the speech, vocabulary, and principles of a 6th-grader
  • State of the Union speech: lots of lies
  • Trump calls Adam Schiff “a sick man.”
  • “I don’t have racist bone in my body!” (lie)
  • FBI are “scum”
  • “…Trump is calling for a complete shutdown of muslims…”
  • “President Putin just said it’s not Russia.” (interfering in U.S. elections)
  • “They’re rapists, but some are fine people.” (Mexico)
  • “Shithole countries.” (Africa)
  • “I prefer heroes who don’t get caught.” (John McCain)
  • “Mexico will pay for the wall.” (lie)
  • “We fell in love,” with Rocketman.
  • “I’m a stable genius.”
  • “Kurds didn’t help us in Normandy.”
  • “Very fine people on both sides.”
  • “I’m a very smart guy.” (Who says that?)
  • “I know more than the generals.”
  • “I command you to leave China!”
  • “He’s weak, low IQ.”
  • “Republicans are scum.”
  • “I hardly know the man.”
  • “Whistleblower is a traitor.”
  • “Impeachment is like a lynching.”
  • “He died like a dog.” (lie)
  • “She’s not my type.” (misogyny)
  • “You can grab them by the pussy.”
  • “Well, he’s two-faced.” (Trudeau)
  • “My father was born in Germany

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