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Trump is the most embarrassing occupant of the White House in American history.
America has become a laughingstock around the globe and our leadership role on the world stage has been seriously weakened.
Rather than focus on the job, Trump would rather lash out at the media on Twitter and play golf. He has repeatedly tried to sabotage the Russia investigation and has committed obstruction of justice.
If President Obama had done these things, Republicans would have impeached him before he even reached his first 100 days in office. But Republicans are spineless hypocrites who are more worried about their own power than they are about the country and the American people.
Legendary singer Barbra Streisand is not a Republican, and she had absolutely no problem taking Trump to the woodshed.
In a scathing op-ed for the Huffington Post, Streisand explained why Trump is nothing more than a fake president.
“There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House,” Streisand began. “An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.”
She then went through most of the hateful and irresponsible things Trump has done while in office, including references to his attacks on women such as Mika Brzezinski, his low approval rating around the world, his childish attacks against the media, his effort to persecute voters just because he lost the popular vote, and his defense of Russia and Putin even though it is a fact that Russia interfered with the 2016 Election.
Streisand also took aim at Trump’s frail ego.
The large ego of a small man drives the vindictiveness of his policies. This presidency is all about the perception of “winning” for Trump – no matter the cost to others. He is a president who only enjoys the roar of the crowd at the rallies, and doesn’t want to learn even the basics of federal policy.
Indeed, Trump has undermined every major federal agency. The EPA is now working against the environment. The Education Department is now working against education. Science has been disregarded and ignored. The Labor Department is working to sabotage worker protections. And, the Energy Department is choosing to support dirty limited resources such as coal and oil instead of throwing support behind clean infinite sources of energy such as solar and wind, all while trying to strip healthcare from millions of Americans who are likely going to get sick from breathing polluted air and drinking polluted water.
Trump is acting like a dictator who demands the media report only what he wants them to report. He ignores the Constitution and is a threat to our democratic values.
Streisand concluded by branding Trump with the very word he uses to describe the media.
This is the Trump presidency. He will not grow in the office. Does his vindictiveness stem from Obama teasing him at the White House Correspondents Dinner over the “birther” insanity? As Charles Blow so perfectly put it, “Trump wants to be Obama — held in high esteem. But, alas, Trump is Trump.” His approval rating is underwater. A full 20 percent of his first five months in office has been spent golfing instead of learning about policy. He watches cable TV and then tweets in a rage. He lacks the temperament to fulfill his role. For all his ranting about fake news and fake media… the truth is, he is the fake president.
Donald Trump’s head is going to explode when he reads what Streisand wrote. And it will prove that everything she said about him is absolutely true.
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