Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Guardian—Donald Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days

In last Friday night's tweet, Trump blamed the constitutional checks and balances for his legislative problems. “It’s a very rough system, It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country,” he said.

The Guardian’s Julian Borger reports that in his first 100 days, Trump failed to get any of his priorities legislated. Executive orders have been ‘hollow.’ Legislative directives have been ‘meaningless’—“like his one-page, detail-free tax reform plan.” His actions have ‘deepened public cynicism.’ And Trumps approval rating dropped to a new low of 36%

PoliticusUSA’s Hrafnkell Haraldsson writes, “Donald Trump doesn’t like the whole concept of government of, by and for the people, the idea that political power derives from the will of the people rather than gods or kings or priests or…dare we say, political strongmen, real and imagined.”

“If Trump’s tears were just excuse-making it would be bad enough. Sure, he needs to explain why he hasn’t done anything in his first hundred days (cutting back on the golf game might seem an obvious solution) but the real problem here is that Donald Trump honestly thinks his word should be law.”

“Trump is used to ruling like a king in the corporate world. A government isn’t like that, outside a monarchy or a dictatorship. Trump thinks it’s inefficient. What it is is safe. It protects us from people like, well…Donald Trump.

“The Constitution was set forth to protect us from dictators and kings. And as Trump’s frustrated and whiny rants have shown, it is a protection we very badly need.”

Donald Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days

By Julian Borger