Too Thin-Skinned To Protect His Country

May 2019
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Backatown, USA
#1
Donald Trump thinks that any mention of domestic terrorism makes him look like a failure, so his aides are afraid to bring it up.
Ditto with Russian election interference - he won't talk about it because that would be admitting that he might not have been legitimately elected.


Trump Is Too Thin-Skinned to Protect the United States

The president’s aides are reluctant even to broach the dangers of white racist violence in his presence.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: There’s a dangerous threat to United States security. It’s widely acknowledged by many top officials in the Trump administration. But the government remains stuck in neutral, paralyzed by a fear of offending the president.

This is the story of Russian electoral interference, but it is also the story of white racist violence. In the face of a verified—and lethal—threat, President Donald Trump has been slow to deal with the threat of domestic extremist violence inside the U.S., The New York Times reports, because aides are nervous about bringing it up. The problem of domestic terror has new relevance now, after the massacre in El Paso, Texas, but already the president’s attention has wandered to other topics.
The problem is, at heart, political correctness. Although that epithet is most often lobbed at the left by conservatives, it fits Trump’s behavior. Discussion of domestic terrorism and white violence has become politically incorrect within the president’s vicinity. The problem is not factual inaccuracy—it’s that bringing the issue up triggers Trump’s sensitivities so seriously that speaking the truth becomes taboo.
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Despite a long record of racist remarks and actions, Trump is infuriated by any suggestion that he might be a racist. He seems to believe that acknowledging a serious problem of white racist violence during his presidency would reflect poorly on his leadership, just as acknowledging Russian interference in the 2016 election would call the legitimacy of his victory into question. In both cases, he is correct. But ignoring the problems will not make either go away, so the president’s thin skin is preventing him from dealing with a genuine threat to the nation.<<>>

Trump Is Too Thin-Skinned to Protect the United States
 

the watchman

Former Staff
Jul 2011
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his aides are traitors if these reports are true . They work for the American people not trump. Their loyalty should be to the constitutional oath they took . Bunch of cowards .
 
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Jul 2019
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Heartland
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his aides are traitors if these reports are true . They work for the American people not trump. Their loyalty should be to the constitutional oath they took . Bunch of cowards .
Most people are ass-kissers, which is why the world has been ruled by dictators throughout history. That behavor is depicted all the time in movies. In real life, it sometimes results in the deaths of ten of millions of people. The people are not cowards because they will eagerly sacrifice their own lives in defense of their beloved leader, whoever it may be.
 
May 2019
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Backatown, USA
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his aides are traitors if these reports are true . They work for the American people not trump. Their loyalty should be to the constitutional oath they took . Bunch of cowards .
It' has been clear from the start that the Trump administration is not about serving the American people, it's about catering to the ego of this unstable malignant narcissist.
And anyone who doesn't get with that program gets shoved out.
 
May 2019
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midwest
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Best description I've seen yet of this piece of garbage that 'occupies' the Oval. It's pithy and dead on~

Donald Trump is a stupid man's idea of a smart person, a
poor man's idea of a rich man, and a weak man's idea of a strong man.
Priceless. Hits the nail on the head for someone too thin-skinned to protect our USA because of ego.
:cool:
 
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kmiller1610

Former Staff
Mar 2007
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This thread is so transparently disingenuous. When Trump is aggressive, he's dangerous? When he's diplomatic, he's a wimp?

Presidents in a Democracy need to be able to do both and with someone as visible as Trump (and that is his truest failing), you'll see every misstep.

He's still a rookie politician. He had not been a public sector manager*, EVER, until he became POTUS.

Just like his predecessor.

*which means managing many people and large budgets in a public sector, operational setting.

I'll bet I could detail every Trump failing, far more accurately than the caricatures in this thread.

But the people elected him. So take your false propaganda and try to find an audience that cares.