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Trump also wanted to appoint his White House physician (Ronnie Jackson, as I recall) as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a cabinet level position in the federal government. About equivalent to Trump nominating his local pharmacist or green grocer as Administrator of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It's been a l-o-n-g four years, folks....

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A simple analogy I heard years ago went as follows:

We are each like a player on a stage, acting out the part of ourself as we see it.

We will tend to want to surround ourselves by other actors who are supportive and validating of the role we are playing, while pushing away actors who are not supportive.

That would seem to be (part of) what this POTUS constantly seeks to do: surround himself by other actors who are supportive of his own delusional reality.

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Put simply, surround yourself with YES men and your unreal world can continue on but you will never know reality. The KING has no clothes. Perhaps you should read MaryTrumps (his niece) book where she blames it all on the dominating father (of D J Trump). Nev.

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The greatest failure of Trump is that he has estranged the U.S. military command with his erratic behaviour and intransigent decision-making, instead of supporting them, as any good POTUS would.

 

These men he has alienated are trained leaders, educated and taught to lead millions of men, in a disciplined fashion. Trump couldn't lead a horse to water, he is undisciplined, narcissistic, intransigent and specialises in creating and fomenting chaos. In fact, he delights in it. It's only a matter of time before the conflict between the U.S. military command and Trump blows up.

 

Two very senior U.S. military men have warned Trump in an open letter to General Milley (Chairman of JCS), if Trump loses the election, and refuses to vacate the Office (claiming election fraud), the military will be obliged to remove him.

 

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/08/all-enemies-foreign-and-domestic-open-letter-gen-milley/167625/

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Just a correction of fact. The signatories to the letter are both retired from the military. That, of course does not make their prediction of civil unrest in January any less valid.

 

It is ironic that since 1945, the USA has held itself to be the defender of Democracy all over the world, and has been prepared to put its citizens' lives on the line in the name of defending democratic systems of government. Now the question is, will the same military might be directed at the citizens of the United States in order to preserve democracy and the rule of law that is the backbone of democratic systems?

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THEY only say they are defending democracy. Bush "W" used the more accurate term "The American Way of LIFE" (is NOT up for grabs). The corporations and their lawyers run the world with restrictive trade agreement before Donald became the US delinquent President who breaks all agreements he doesn't like and unilaterally applies SANCTIONS to BULLY those who don't yield to his demands. Nev

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It is ironic that since 1945, the USA has held itself to be the defender of Democracy all over the world, and has been prepared to put its citizens' lives on the line in the name of defending democratic systems of government.

 

Yes, I was going to question that too: while it's true that America has been telling that to itself and anyone else who would listen for generations now, I would suggest that most if not all of it's international involvement has been driven by self-interest, with no concern for the other effects of it's interference.

It's also hard to see how the US can be 'the defender of Democracy' when it doesn't have anything remotely resembling a functioning democracy itself?

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"Left-leaning" has a connotation of rampant socialism or even communism. I suppose that if a country was happy to operate on a system where there was an equitable distribution of the value of its productivity, and that the citizens were happy to support each other though reasonable taxation, then the US would consider that system "leftist".

 

For the supposed leader of a democracy, His Orangeness seems to be real pally with some Totalitarians.

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Wasn't it Greece that refused to let US planes use their airstrips to bomb somewhere in the middle east and A US general commented. Who do they think they are, they are a democracy for gods sake. That tells me that the US definition of democracy is "pro USA".

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That tells me that the US definition of democracy is "pro USA".

 

Congratulations on passing the First Semester Examination in the subject of Current International Politics.

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Wasn't it Greece that refused to let US planes use their airstrips to bomb somewhere in the middle east and A US general commented. Who do they think they are, they are a democracy for gods sake. That tells me that the US definition of democracy is "pro USA".

I was based in Athens in the early 70s when the USAF used one end of the main airport and fired off a couple of F15s every day to fly round the Med. And the US 6th fleet was based there too.

Lotsa the GIs were ordinary good folk (the draft was on, so there were lots of kids) but I've also seen American military just about apoplectic at being asked for their ID there: like they were supposed to be able to go anywhere, and how dare anyone require them to show documentation...

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