Like most days since Donald Trump became the leader of the Republican Party, one of the first things I did yesterday morning was check Twitter to see what the blithering idiot rage-tweeted about while he obsessively spent several hours watching cable news.
Here’s the gem I found:
The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision. I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no Chaos, only great Energy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
Yes, that’s Trump trying to sell the never-ending chaos and unprecedented turnover within his administration as part of some sort of strategy to reach “perfection” — while denying that there’s any chaos to begin with.
This tweet reminded me of an article I wrote a few months ago where I mocked Trump’s supporters for mistaking his incompetence for “intelligent strategy.” In that article I wrote:
Like a masterful con man, Trump has convinced his supporters that everything he says and does, no matter how inexcusable or embarrassing, is all part of his “plan.” When the truth is, he’s an emotionally unstable buffoon who has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.
Then there’s the absurd amount of turnover he’s had within his administration. Instead of realizing that’s a huge sign of how chaotic his “presidency” has been, Trump supporters simply see it as “him making sure the best people are in place.” If Trump gets rid of someone, it’s never because he made a mistake, or that person got tired of dealing with his insanity, it’s because they were the problem.
The truth is, he is the problem — they just don’t want to admit the truth.
Even though that article was written several months ago, the tweet sent by Trump yesterday confirms exactly what I said back then. This con man is actually trying to sell his emotional instability, constant scandals, never-before-seen turnover within his administration, and the chaos that’s turned the United States into an international embarrassment as part of some preposterous strategy of “seeking perfection.”
That excuse might work if Trump had only replaced a few people within his administration. Everyone makes mistakes. Just because you thought someone might be perfect for a job doesn’t mean they’ll perform how you expected them to once they’re in that position.
That said, what we’re witnessing isn’t a normal rate of turnover within an administration. What we’re seeing is a direct result of Trump’s incompetence and emotional instability as a leader. People aren’t leaving because they did a stressful job for a while and are simply moving on to other things. Most of the members of Trump’s administration who’ve left have done so shrouded in scandals, because they were too inept to do the job Trump hired them to do, or they were driven off by the fact that this “president” is an unhinged madman who has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.
Nevertheless, it’s a testament to exactly how ridiculous all of this has been that Donald Trump’s new strategy to combat criticism over the unprecedented chaos within his administration is to claim that it’s all part of his strategy working toward “perfection.”
Donald Trump’s incredibly lucky that he’s supported by tens of millions of people gullible enough to believe anything he says, who never seem to hold him accountable for a damn thing.