The chaos surrounding the president of the United States is relentless.
It is incessant. It is bottomless. It is infinite. It is the way Donald Trump governs. It is driving me out of my mind.
A British diplomat reportedly said in leaked documents that Trump is “incompetent” and “inept.” The diplomat, Sir Kim Darroch, the UK’s ambassador to Washington, resigned, but not before Trump leveled a barrage of Twitter messages, calling him “stupid” and assorted other epithets.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has been caught up in a sex scandal involving financier and Trump/Bill Clinton pal Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta sought to defend the kid-glove treatment he gave to Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor in Florida.
Trump can’t — or won’t — fill key Cabinet posts and still, after several months, hasn’t yet appointed a permanent White House chief of staff.
I don’t know about you but the chaos that continues to take huge bites out of Trump’s routine simply cannot lend any sense of comfort to anyone.
Trump threatens mass deportation of illegal immigrants, then backs off. He threatens to impose stiff tariffs on imported goods, and backs off of that, too. He formulates foreign policy via Twitter to the astonishment of his key aides.
Oh, and he lies through his teeth — about everything. The Trumpkins out there don’t care about that.
I am left yearning for a president of the United States who can govern with a working knowledge of how government works. I want my president to be above board. I want him or her to be competent.
I am sick of the chaos.