It’s infuriating, and yes, Chuck Schumer got me to laugh. But now I’m back to pissed.
Donald Trump did something very different in his Cabinet meeting Monday.
First, he reviewed the various alleged successes of his first 143 days and made this remarkable claim: “Never has there been a president....with few exceptions...who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than I have.”
Just a straight-up lie. And it gets worse.
Once Trump finished touting his administration’s accomplishments, he turned to several of his newly-minted Cabinet secretaries like Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Each of those Cabinet secretaries lavished praise on Trump, which he accepted without comment but with a broad smile.
At first, I thought Trump was just going to have the new members of the Cabinet spend a few minutes praising him. NOPE! It soon became clear that Trump planned to have every Cabinet member speak. And when I say “speak” what I really mean is “praise Trump for his accomplishments, his foresight, his just being awesome.”
You think I am exaggerating. I am not. Here’s what White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said about Trump: “We thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda.”
What the fuck. I’m so disgusted. This is just the absolute height of rich, white male privilege. A room full of dudes basically blowing you despite the fact that you are a complete failure and a fool. But they protect each other.
Trump was born into wealth, and never really worked a day in his life. His legitimate business attempts were all failures, but again his money and status allowed him to blame it on someone else every time.
When his failures finally started getting to him, he immediately turned to corrupt governments and banks for help. He does something wrong most days and is NEVER held accountable.
Almost every day I have this wave of nausea because I remember he’s our president. He’s every single bad stereotype of an American put into one person. And we made him president. America is fucking terrified of the idea that mediocre (or in Trump’s case, TERRIBLE) rich white men may not hold all the cards one day.