You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘donald’ tag.
Yesterday was a memorable day, even if you were too distraught to watch the Donald take the oath of office and become our 45th President. The nightmare of the Donald Trump presidency has already begun. The White House web site is the perfect example of Trump’s misguided and unethical priorities. He’s not even clever enough to pretend that he will be a great leader, unencumbered by conflicts of interest.
The minute Trump became President, he wasn’t focused on the many positions in the administration that remain unfilled. In what has been described as a ” chaotic transition” Trump “has left critical parts of the government dangerously short-handed.”
On Thursday Trump announced last-minute plans to retain 50 essential State Department and national security officials currently working in the Obama administration to ensure “continuity of government.”
As of Thursday, only two of Mr. Trump’s 15 cabinet nominees — John F. Kelly, to head the Department of Homeland Security, and his nominee for defense secretary, Gen. James N. Mattis — had been approved by congressional committees and were close to assuming their posts.
Trump has named only 29 of his 660 executive department appointments. That is a pace far slower than recent predecessors, falling far short of the schedule originally outlined by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was Mr. Trump’s transition director before Mr. Trump ousted him 10 weeks ago.
None of this seemed to bother Mr. Trump. After arriving from New York, the president-elect trod solemnly down red-carpeted stairs from a government plane at Joint Base Andrews with his wife, Melania, then sped off to deliver a speech at a reception held at his ornate new hotel near the White House. There, he declared, with typical bluster, that his cabinet nominees had “by far the highest I.Q. of any cabinet assembled.” Thus the first day in office he takes time out of his busy schedule as President to promote his new hotel, an obvious conflict of interest!
In a conference call with incoming staff this week, Mr. Priebus informed midlevel aides that they should avoid interacting with Mr. Trump without his permission, that they were prohibited from talking to the news media, and that they should carefully restrict their social media posts, according to two people with knowledge of the call.
On Thursday, aides released names of more than a dozen appointments to the White House staff. Most of them had worked for Mr. Priebus at the R.N.C. Mr. Trump also named a friend, Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets, to be ambassador to Britain.
Trump’s focus has clearly NOT been on ensuring a smooth transition of power. It seems that his focus has been on changing the White House web site. References on the website to civil rights issues, climate change , and LGBT rights has magically disappeared. The White House web site now paints black inner cities as shooting galleries.
Most people think of golden glitzy Trump Tower when they think of a building associated with Donald Trump.
However there is a new image associated with the inauguration of our 45th President. It’s also an image associated with defecation, urination, and one of the most putrid smells known to the free world. It is a port-a-potty, named after our 45th President, Don’s Johns.
No…wait. Trump doesn’t have an ownership interest in the Porta-potty company known as “Don’s Johns”. Admittedly Trump’s first name is “Donald” and his middle name is “John”. Admittedly, many people have the same feeling after hearing a Trump speech and when they enter a port-a-potty. Evidently the fact that someone was covering up the name of the port-a-potty company had little to do with Trump’s actual wishes, and instead a decision by the government office the AOC (Architect of the Capitol) who ordered that the names be covered up. There seems to be no designation of the out houses for those supporting Donald John Trump, and those protesting the inauguration of Donald John Trump. There is evidently no designation of the outhouses as appropriate for males, females, LGBT or cross-dressers.
It is ironic that Trump’s name is identical to that of the port-a-potty company. It is ironic that Trump has suggested that government should “get out of the way”, but in this case he is the beneficiary of the government getting in the way. The owner of Don’s Johns is angry that someone is covering up their company name and interfering with his latrines.
The CEO of the Don’s John company, Rob Weghorst, is unhappy about the whole deal and is telling his employees to rip the tape off, saying, “We like to have our names on our units.”
The only thing unclear now is whether the Secret Service will allow pictures of the Donald coming out of “Don’s John.” Such a photo could later be used on a commemorative coin crafted to be a special memory of the inauguration of our 45th President.
Donald Trump has always been big on self promotion. He said he’d be the greatest jobs President ever.
In the letter he wrote for his doctor to sign, he reported that Donald Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
From the moment Trump announced his presidency, he declared he would make America great again! He said we need a truly great leader, and he would be that leader. He identified himself as the person who was really really successful, who would do what others who were really successful could not do.
Donald Trump, the self-declared great leader, has been identified by some as mentally ill. His attack on Representative Lewis was described by some as typical narcissistic behavior. When SNL featured a segment on Trump, the Donald waged war. When Trump declared he would support the election if he won, the Donald was described as a narcissist. A number of credentialed psychiatrists have expressed grave concerns about Trump’s mental stability. When Trump suggested Meryl Streep was an “over-rated actress” it was clear he was unable to accept criticism.
Thus it would be predictable that as Trump’s approval ratings drop, he would deny the validity of that polling. Now, Trump’s approval ratings have dropped to just 40%, Trump goes on the attack. He said: “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.”
The inability of Trump to take any criticism or negative comments is a classic example of a person suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). When criticized, narcissists “show themselves woefully incapable of retaining any emotional poise, or receptivity. And it really doesn’t much matter whether the nature of that criticism is constructive or destructive. They just don’t seem to be able to take criticism, period. At the same time, these disturbed individuals demonstrate an abnormally developed capacity to criticize others (as in, “dish it out” to them).” “All perceived criticism feels gravely threatening to them (the reason that their inflamed, over-the-top reactions to it can leave us so surprised and confused).” Trump, like a stereotypical narcassist expresses a grandiose sense of self.
Daily Kos has reported on the first potential conflict of interest for Donald Trump. “Dave p” pointed me to this story. Thanks Dave!
What is clear is the fact that the potty’s name is being taped over.
What isn’t clear is whether (1) the owners were asked to eliminate confusion about how many toilets Trump may need during his inauguration, (2) Donald Trump has an ownership interest in the company and this is his first opportunity to make money off being President, (3) Trump thought he deserved more respect than to be called “Don”, (4) people we standing in lines to shit on The Donald, and/or (5) Donald sold his interest in the company and it is now known as “Ivanka’s Johns”but they haven’t received the new signs in time for inauguration.
As the sign indicates, the phone number for Don’s Johns is still proudly displayed. I called to get to the bottom of the story and was given an e-mail address. I will advise you of the answer as soon as I know.