While most of the attention over the last few days has been focused on Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims from seven countries, that hasn’t stopped him from proving how incompetent he is in other areas as well.
For example, an executive order he signed on Monday that would require federal agencies to cut two regulations for every single new one proposed.
That’s one of the most idiotic things I’ve ever heard of. This isn’t how adults behave. This is a policy that seems as if it was taken directly from some idiotic meme he saw on Facebook.
This is a policy that’s predicated on the idea that all current regulations could be absolutely vital and beneficial, yet if someone realizes that something needs to be changed, they’re going to have to find two current regulations to eliminate in order for anything else to be added.
It’s absolute stupidity.
This the type of mindset that’s the antithesis of intelligent thinking. One of the pillars of innovation is the introduction of ideas, new concepts or different ways to go about things. That doesn’t happen if you’re governing based on the principle that if you want to propose a new idea, you have to first decide which two existing policies you want to get rid of.
But this is who Trump is — an incompetent buffoon with the mind of a child. He’s pandering to millions of people who operate within the realm of “reality” where things that sound right are always “right,” even if they don’t make a damn bit of sense once you add even a shred of intelligent thought to them.
You know, the people who think a saying like “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun” actually makes sense — even though it doesn’t.
While many have joked that Trump is basically a public representation of the “drunk racist uncle who shows up for Thanksgiving,” that’s really not too far off from who he is. This is someone who’s “governing” based on ideas being given to him from someone like Steve Bannon, a man who ran Breitbart — the right-wing conspiracy website where that “drunk racist uncle” gets a lot of their information.
Furthermore, Trump views these fringe, right-wing conspiracy sites as “legitimate news.” He’s praised and thanked Alex Jones, founder of InfoWars — someone who said the government was behind the Oklahoma City bombing, that Sandy Hook could’ve been a hoax, and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are actually demons who smell like sulfur (no, that’s not a joke — Jones said that).
So, while it’s funny to joke that Trump’s a lot like the “drunk racist uncle,” in many ways, that’s exactly who he is. And this new executive order is just another prime example of how he’s “governing,” not like someone who’s competent enough to run a country, but like a fool who’s basing his policies on Internet memes.
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