Somewhere deep in the basement of the Wharton School of Business, under lock and key, are the transcripts of our President, the stable genius. Although not a requirement to qualify to be the U.S. President, maybe proving you have academic skills should be required. After almost 4 years of proSomewhere deep in the basement of the Wharton School of Business, under lock and key, are the transcripts of our President, the stable genius. Although not a requirement to qualify to be the U.S. President, maybe proving you have academic skills should be required. After almost 4 years of proof that he knows nothing about the Constitution, cannot balance a budget, massacres the English language, and breaks laws, it is clear he is unqualified for the job. If his grades reflected intellectual excellence, they would be hanging on the walls of the Oval Office for all to see.
Giving the power of the presidency to someone like Trump, who is not bright and appears to suffer from narcissism, has wounded America’s spirit and damaged our global image as a moral world power. Watching Trump’s assaults on the media, the judiciary, minorities, immigrants, and the rule of law has depressed the majority of Americans. Additionally, our allies clearly are not enamored with Trump’s arrogance or his deficient skills in foreign policy and diplomacy. His embarrassing appearances on the world stage have often revealed he knows little about the complex topics that confront world leaders.The President is surviving on the loyalty of ultra-right-wing members of the Republican party, uneducated white rural Americans, and the evangelicals.
However, the majority of Americans are not fooled by his phony pandering to voting blocs, his conspiracy theories, and his pattern of pathological lying. It is baffling that despite Trump’s constant spreading of misinformation, his supporters still plan to trust him with the power of the military, the preservation of the planet, and the public health of Americans. In his book, Fear, journalist Bob Woodward documents many incidents where White House staff and members of the Administration negatively refer to Trump and his poor judgment, decision-making skills, and ignorance about issues of great national and global importance. Woodward, known for being one of the journalists who broke the Nixon Watergate scandal, is highly skilled at investigative reporting and effective sourcing. Although he does not name his sources directly in the book, A Vox news article from Sept. 2018 cites, “he offers facts, dates, reconstruction of meetings, and documents.
Woodward is a master at re-constructing internal meetings by cross-referencing what various attendees have given him.” The author has been quoted as saying the “book portrays Trump as scorned and detested by many of his top advisors who are said to see themselves as working to protect the country from someone they see as ignorant and irresponsible.” Vox cites these examples of advisors who saw Trump as ignorant and unqualified to the President;
- White House Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Trump as “an idiot, off the rails, and said we are in, “Crazytown.”
- General Mattis said Trump acted like and had the understanding of “a fifth or sixth-grader.”
- Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn is reported to admit he took trade-related documents off of Trump’s desk to avoid him from signing them and creating a crisis.
- Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson famously called Trump a “f—cking
Woodward uncovered extensive evidence that political and military professionals saw Trump was not intellectually and academically qualified for the job. His impulsive, arrogant, and narcissistic personality traits further alerted these qualified government professionals to the danger of Trump being in power.His disastrous mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States also reveals Trump is an inadequate President. He cannot believably place the blame, though he tries, on Obama, China, bats, or anyone else but himself. The rapid, deadly spread of the virus is a reflection of his intellectual inability to comprehend the complex issue of pandemics, how to prepare for them, and manage them once they occur. He is responsible for ignoring the warnings that coronavirus was a threat, for gutting the pandemic department to destroy Obama’s policies, and for lying about the science of the virus and the probable danger it posed to American lives. America cannot afford four more years of someone stupid enough to think disinfectants might be safe for human consumption.