As most people should have expected, on Thursday, Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing from the historic 195-nation Paris climate accord. Anyone who’s shocked by this move clearly hasn’t been paying attention to who Trump is and the level of unprecedented incompetence he represents.
The truth is, Trump’s a legitimate moron. I’m not using hyperbole — he’s not a very intelligent person. He’s someone who has a very short attention span, a child-like vocabulary, and seems to lack any ability to understand or decipher complex things around him. So Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of this agreement had nothing to do with any sort of in-depth understanding of science, climate change, or what this deal was even about.
I also don’t believe this has anything to do with the typical right-wing devotion to big oil, coal, or hatred of the indisputable science behind climate change. If you ask me, this is all about Trump doing everything he can to undo anything President Obama did while he was in office.
For years it’s been obvious that Trump not only can’t stand Obama — but he’s obsessively jealous of him. As someone who’s spent most of his life being able to bully those around him, no matter how he tried to “get” the former president, he never could.
Go back to the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner when President Obama hilariously mocked Trump — while he was in attendance:
Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac? All kidding aside, we all know about your credentials, and your breadth of experience. For example, on a recent episode of Celebrity Apprentice, at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team did not impress the men from Omaha Steaks. There was lots of blame to go around, but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. Ultimately, you didn’t blame Lil Jon or Meatloaf, you fired Gary Busey. These are the kinds of decisions that keep me up at night. Well handled, sir! Well handled.
Even host Seth Meyers took a brutal dig at Trump:
Trump said he’s running as a Republican. Which is surprising: I just assumed he was running as a joke.
He said he’s got a great relationship with ‘the blacks.’ Unless the Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.
To most people, jokes like that aren’t that big of a deal considering the event and the fact that most of us aren’t unhinged, petty, insecure, narcissistic egomaniacs like Trump. In his world, having to sit there, quietly, while Obama publicly made fun of him as others laughed at his expense was the ultimate insult. In Trump’s world, one where he has the power to bully or punish anyone who might dare do such a thing, having someone he had no power to control saying such things was infuriating. Especially someone who he was convinced was an illegitimate president.
Until he was “elected” last November, Trump never had the power or influence to do anything to Obama. He had to sit there while a person he hated — someone who was far more intelligent, respected, liked, and admired than he’ll ever be — led this nation back from the worst economic collapse in nearly a century.
Oh, but that all changed on January 20, 2017 when he was officially sworn into office. At long last, the petty, childish, and mentally deranged Trump could wield his power as “president” to, in any way he could, undo everything Barack Obama had accomplished during the previous eight years.
His jealousy for his predecessor is so overwhelming that, even though there’s indisputable evidence to the contrary, he’s repeatedly lied about the size of his inauguration crowd because he couldn’t stand the fact that Obama’s was larger.
If there’s a way Trump can undo something Obama did or accomplished as president, you can bet your ass he’s going to do it. This is a childish man who cares more about appeasing his own ego than anything else, regardless of the damage done to the Earth, our allies, or American citizens.
For Trump, this move, like so many others, wasn’t about his stance on climate change, or even about the agreement itself — it was about undoing another one of Obama’s accomplishments.
Since Trump couldn’t defeat him while he was an ordinary citizen, and didn’t have the courage to run against him in 2012, the only way he can try to “beat” Obama is by using his power to do whatever he can to effectively erase his presidency. He’s living (and “leading”) by the mindset of, “If Obama did/supported it, I’m doing the opposite.”
Donald Trump is an unfit, unqualified, and completely incompetent mental infant who will never be a fraction of the man, president, father, or husband that Barack Obama is.
And he knows it.
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