There’s an old song that goes something like this:
How could you believe me when I said I love you when you know I’ve been a liar all my life?”
And I think that would be an appropriate tweet for Donald Trump to make as he assembles his team from Hell.
How could working class people – white, black, Hispanic or whatever – think for one minute that Trump would ease their economic misery? He is a millionaire’s son who became a billionaire by lying and cheating. Does that sound like someone who would give a damn about a poor clod on the breadline?
How could seniors think he would protect our Social Security and Medicare? Does he need a Social Security check? Will any of his children ever need a Social Security check? Do any members of his numerous posh golf clubs depend on Social Security to pay the mortgage or Medicare to pay the hospital bills?
No folks, this is no benign patriarch come to rescue Americans from hard times. This is a latter-day Rehoboam, come to chastise them with scorpions.
Look at the choices he is making for his administration. Stephen Bannon as chief strategist! Jeff Sessions as attorney general! Tom Price as health secretary! Mike Pompeo as CIA director!
What rock did Trump kick over to find those critters? Racists and bigots all, who can be counted on to oppress the poor, enrich the powerful and persecute the vulnerable. And there are more creepy-crawlies waiting in the wings.
What? You thought Trump was going to “drain the swamp” and assemble a team of enlightened folks with superior brains and kind hearts to cure the nation’s – and the world’s – ills?
Really? You believed all that? When you knew he has been a liar all his life?