When it comes to discussing the many… many issues, scandals, and controversies that are constantly swirling around Donald Trump, his family, and his administration, the list is seemingly endless. While he likes to dismiss it all as “fake news,” the FBI, U.S. intelligence agencies, and Congress clearly disagree.
Yet despite all of this chaos, there’s still one huge mistake Trump’s making that almost nobody seems to be talking about. It’s a mistake which could very well be the undoing of his entire “presidency” — if the FBI or Congress doesn’t take care of that first.
It’s how many enemies on the right he’s making, especially in such a short period of time.
While most Republicans publicly support him, I’m almost certain most of them can’t stand him and know he’s completely unfit for office. Their allegiance isn’t that of true “loyalty” to Trump, but rather to the Republican Party.
However, since Trump’s such an incompetent, egotistical, and deranged narcissist who always puts his own interests above everyone else, he’s already proven that he has no problem throwing someone under the bus, no matter how loyal they are, just as long as doing so satisfies one of his goals or obsessive need for revenge.
For example, his embarrassing belittling and bullying of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Sessions is an absolute scumbag, but that doesn’t mean I approve of the childishly pathetic way Trump’s publicly trying to shame him into resigning as attorney general.
Ignoring what type of person Sessions is, it’s important to know who he is. Much like Trump, he’s a lowlife racist and bigot who obviously doesn’t care much about ethics, integrity, or “doing the right thing.” While he’s been praised by some for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, keep in mind he only did that after it was revealed that he lied under oath about meetings he had with Russian officials.
Considering Sessions was a United States Senator for 20 years and is well-liked by many of his GOP colleagues, several Republicans have expressed anger at the way Trump’s been speaking about him publicly.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Sessions is probably not the best person for Trump to upset. A crafty, morally bankrupt racist who’s respected and liked by many members of Congress, who also almost certainly knows quite a bit of information on Trump, his family, and what took place during his campaign, is probably not someone the “president” wants accidentally “leaking” what he knows to the press.
The same goes for recently resigned/fired former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. I’m certain that the former head of the RNC, someone who was, at best, a lukewarm supporter of Trump until he absolutely had to be, who then proved he has no spine by agreeing to work for his administration, is someone who knows quite a bit about the current “president,” what’s going on in the administration, and what took place during last year’s campaign.
Then there’s recently replaced press secretary Sean Spicer who abruptly resigned after weeks of the Trump administration basically pushing him out the door. It seems the last straw for “Spicey” was Trump’s hiring of Anthony Scaramucci.
Speaking of Trump’s newest BFF, it didn’t take Scaramucci long to create even more controversy around the White House after The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza revealed profanity-laced comments “Mooch” made about Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and his threat to fire everybody to stop the leaks.
I’ve never met the alt-right/white nationalist icon, but something tells me an individual like Bannon didn’t exactly take what Scaramucci said about him very well. With persisting rumors that Bannon’s role within the Trump administration has decreased over the last few months, as well as some saying he’s fallen out of favor with the “president,” an internal war between he and Scaramucci could be what finally causes the former head of Brietbart to be sent packing.
And, trust me, Bannon is not an enemy Trump wants to make.
My point is, in just about six months in office, Trump seems to be making a lot of very powerful enemies who almost certainly know a lot more about him than he’d like. Individuals with egos nearly as massive as his, who are every bit as unethical and dishonest, who could, very soon, begin to “leak” some of that information in a calculated effort to exact revenge against someone they may feel betrayed them.
After all, why show any sort of “loyalty” (one of Trump’s favorite words) toward someone like this “president” who’s already proven that he has no problem turning on some of his most loyal allies whenever he feels doing so will serve his own best interests?
Personally, if I were someone working for Trump, I’d be documenting every single thing I could to protect myself just in case he ever turned against me. Knowing that the “president” is a pathological liar who’ll say anything he feels he needs to in order to save his own backside, that seems like great motivation for anyone working within his administration to make sure to keep a good record of everything they’ve done, he’s told them to do, and what they’ve seen “behind the scenes.” With the on-going Russia investigations intensifying, and Trump repeatedly proving that he’s going to do whatever he can to stay out of trouble, anyone and everyone associated with his campaign and/or administration could potentially be summoned to testify.
That means when push comes to shove, it could come down to their word vs. his. And based on what we’ve seen thus far, they have to know that there aren’t depths to which Trump will not stoop in order to make sure they are the ones who take the downfall — not him.
The truth is, we’re already reaching a point with the Trump administration where the list of people who he’s turned on who have been loyal to him is quite long and filled with some fairly powerful individuals. People who the “president,” if he were mentally sound and competent, shouldn’t want upset with him. Then add to that fact Trump’s making it clear to everyone working for him that, while he demands their unwavering loyalty to him, he has absolutely no loyalties to them — and will gladly turn on them at any moment. That’s only going to make people around him more paranoid and skeptical of trusting him (something they were foolish to do anyway), which could ultimately come back to haunt him if many of them begin documenting what they’re witnessing as an “insurance policy” just in case he ever does try to sell them out to save himself.
As I’ve said for a while now, I believe Donald Trump’s downfall as “president” is ultimately going to be self-inflicted. This is evident by the fact that we’re barely six months into his “presidency” and the list of potential enemies he’s created — from his own side, no less — seems to be growing by the day.