Donald Trump had a very rough week last week with his new communications director Anthony Scaramucci spewing profanities at his colleagues, his chief of staff Reince Priebus being shown the pink slip, and the GOP healthcare reform plan failing to pass a GOP-controlled Senate, once again.
And there were also the scandals around his illegal policy against transgender service members and his politicized speech at the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree.
‘No White House Chaos!’
However, despite the controversies, Trump would rather focus on the good things while being in sheer denial over the White House scandals. On Monday, he took to Twitter to underline how well everything was going under his command:
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
The president, though, took full credit for the economic growth, low unemployment, and the stock market, forgetting that his predecessor Barrack Obama’s policies also contributed to that. Trump remained silent on the budget, taxes, and trade as his policies haven’t improved them one bit.
Trump also tweeted that wages were on the rise, but that happened because Democratic legislatures have recently passed laws to boost the minimum wage statewide despite the local GOP’s opposition. It is worth noting that Trump contradicts himself when he says that the border is secure. If that were the case, he wouldn’t need a 1,989-mile-long border wall to keep us safe.
The Supreme Court issue is also controversial since the GOP had to break the U.S. Senate’s rules to get Justice Gorsuch confirmed on a 51 vote. So, saying that there is “no WH chaos” just proved Trump is in denial about the realities around and in his office.
This Historian Has a Warning
On top of that, when Sunday, CNN asked historian Douglas Brinkley, who has chronicled much of America’s presidencies to date, to describe the Trump presidency, he noted that it is “in utter disarray.” The historian warned that “kind of blind fierce loyalty” Trump is asking from his associates is what dictators such as Franco in Spain and Mussolini in Italy wanted in their countries too.
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