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(Seven-minute read)

Here is a man that operates on a wing, whim and Twitter.

Trump delivers remarks following the US Military killing against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq [Tom Brenner/Reuters]

A man that can’t resist an opportunity to declare his own success with a malign indifferent to reality.

Mathematically incompatible with a 35% popularity country wise and 80% Republican wise. His approval rate is 53% in Russia.

Even before his Facebook election back on January 20, 2017, he had already made a mockery of good governance norms. Any media institution that accurately reports information he doesn’t like he denigrates.

Worldwise fake news outlets and not so rigorous real ones celebrate his victory.

He’s been called an idiot, labelled unchristian, and has even been compared to Hitler and Mussolini. In fact, it’s difficult to find a single world leader who has come out in favour of President Trump.

His international policies on everything from the Muslim ban to the Wall to the Paris Climate Agreement have made him one of the most unpopular presidents in the history of the United States.

There is no need here to list his accomplishments but there is one thing that is becoming clear with the largest arms deal in history, 110 billion$ of arms to Saudi Arabia linked to the majority of deaths in US terrorist attacks he is intentionally or unintentionally setting up the Middle East for a war.

By recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital he endorsed Israel, not the Palestinians. Since his election colonization by Israel has surged with an invigorated enthusiasm. (Remember that Jerusalem contains sites sacred to the three major monotheistic faiths Judaism- Islam- Christianity.)

He mocked North Korean leader Kim Jon-un during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017 and followed that up by saying he would “totally destroy” North Korea.

Donald Trump is abandoning America’s role as enlightened hegemon, eliminating America’s secret weapon, its soft power.

He is now impeached for allegations that his country colluded with Ukraine in order to rig the US election. He, of course, denies all claims.

If Trump is impeached, is that necessarily the best outcome for our country?

Impeachment over his communications with Ukraine hasn’t affected him more than as a minor annoyance. Because he is both shortsighted and for sale. His old stomping ground of business has many burnt bridges. He loves being the centre of public attention.

Let’s be clear:

Donald Trump is an idiot. I’ve tried to find different, perhaps more parliamentary adjectives to describe him, but none was clear enough. He is an idiot.

If there’s one true form of American entertainment, it’s political figures saying dumb things in person and on the Internet.

The man that gave us the Apprentice, the Miss Universe pageant, and the phrase “Donald Trump hair” is said to have a pathological temper. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.

He tore up the nuclear arms limitation treaty with Iran which was negotiated with Great Britain, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, Germany, the USA and Iran.

In terms of importance, there are other, more important issues we should focus on.

The point here is that getting into the Donal Trump mud will not work even if he loses in 2020 and does so in a campaign and a culture that has mainstreamed his brand of bullying and boorish behaviour, he wins a sort of victory one that is likely to last beyond another four years.

How long will Republicans continue to enable this fool?

Why is Donald Trump so determined to start a war with Iran by investing in a policy of fear?

That’s the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.

You’d never know what he will believe tomorrow.

America needs to build a big enough wall to keep himself from escaping as he has just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinder box with a gift to all terrorists in the Middle East region even if Soleimani was responsible for unthinkable violence.

What is clear in the wake of the killing of Oasem Soleimani he doesn’t really get what made America great in the first place.

Make no mistake, Donald Trump is weakening America.

Trump is now directing his ‘wisdom’ on the Middle East a man that just says and does whatever comes into his head, usually bypassing his brain.

 Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani 

If Iran decides to confront the US, Iraq will be the scene for that battle. Sod the consequences. Death by a thousand cuts.

God forbid that Donald Trump is assassinated.

Because doing that would only make him more noteworthy in history.

If you think that killing Trump will stop the government from being crazy, racist, self-serving lunatics driven by corruption, greed, and profit?

Guess again.

Look at his social media prowess where he has called himself the  “the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters”. ( He frequently uses Twitter and other social media platforms to make comments about other politicians, celebrities and daily news.) and you will see a novel political relationship between Trump and his followers.

He effortlessly dominated the conversation online which translated into mainstream media coverage.

This despite the fact that nobody with any actual smarts believes an IQ score to be indicative of actual real-world intelligence.

In truth, it is worth mentioning that there are signs the media is fighting back.

One study found that of Trump’s millions of Facebook followers, only 42% were from America.

But, again, he doesn’t care he paints himself as an everyman (an everyman with who lives in a $100m penthouse with a rudimentary understanding of the elements of the internet.

It remains to be seen whether a man so hateful, so farcical, a man whose permanent expression is that of someone whose drunk friends superglued his eyebrows into a frown while he was sleeping.

As there is going to be plenty of online support for Muslims, and defence of Islam, in the wake of Trump’s actions. It’s not enough for politicians worldwide to be able to adeptly read an Autocue. They’d better be able to take a decent selfie and understand a meme, too.

2020 will be a whirling dervish of chaos of a year as he now represents an enormous danger to the whole of the world.

Let’s hope he goes bankrupt for the seventh time.

All human comments appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.