Saturday, December 17, 2016

Slate: The Only Enemies Donald Trump Can See Are His Fellow Americans

It’s frightening that this man in just a few weeks will be the President of the United States of America.

“Having such a man as president poses moral, cultural, and legal problems. It also creates national security problems.”

Saletan’s concerns are real. Moreover, every day there’s another concern, mounted one on top of another. The latest being Trump’s acknowledgement that he provoked his supporter’s hate and anger to win the election. The question is, as President, will he use the same tactic to win support for his policies. Will he continue to attack American's that oppose him.

Saletan points out that "Since his election, Donald Trump has done three peculiar things. He has refused the daily intelligence briefings traditionally given to the president-elect. He has dismissed intelligence suggesting that Russian hackers played a role in the election. And he has delivered angry speeches against Americans who opposed him. These three behaviors are related. In Trump’s eyes, the enemy isn’t Russia. It’s the part of America that opposes him."