Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bill Moyers -- The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism!

A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude prevails at the White House. It could destroy the country.

"Another week, another disaster, which is the way it goes in America nowadays. Just before Memorial Day, it was President Trump’s unwillingness to reaffirm America’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, which calls for mutual protection among the allies. Last week it was his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, which puts the country in the company of Syria and Nicaragua as the only nonsignatories. The consensus was that the latter decision put ideology above science, and politics above everything. Trump was delivering on a promise he made to his base, and God knows he needs that base because he doesn’t have anyone else. The planet can go to hell.

"We live in a time when policy is superseded by attitude, when America’s own interests, however much our President may proclaim them, are superseded by his whims. It is a new and dangerous time." - Neal Gabler

The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism!

 By Neal Gabler