We now know that the obvious is true. The administration is a poorly built house of cards, smoke and mirrors, cheap Chinese ties, and phony claims of grandeur. By any measure, popularity, national prestige, number of countries willing to follow our lead, we have experienced a disaster of massive proportions. A small percentage of the electorate was duped into voting for a con artist and America's most absurd institutional weakness allowed the Electoral College to give an incompetent, lazy, billionaire the keys to the White House.
It should never have happened, but it did. Now, all the world can see what a fool we have in office. As the editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer, 19 May 2017, in Der Spiegel noted:
"Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States.
He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it.
He doesn't read.
He doesn't bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities.
His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.
He is a man free of morals.
As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat.
I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are.
But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump.
And one of the media's tasks is to continue telling things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House.
Quickly. He is a danger to the world."
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