Trump vs White House Staff

The Insult

Why was Donald Trump called a “Moron” by senior White House staff? Interestingly, no officials have denied that he is a “moron”.

The background to the “moron” comment was a meeting at the Pentagon about the Afghan war. Donald Trump compared the policy for the Afghanistan war to the renovations of the 21 Club Restaurant in Manhattan. The story, which is false by the way, was that the 21 Club hired some very expensive consultants for renovations that took well over a year and ended up changing very little. Trump said that talking to the waiters would have led to better more efficient choices than listening to the so called experts.

Trump in distress
Circle of distress

Implied: Donald Trump knows better than the generals who have been fighting in Afghanistan all these years. A year before the election Trump said that he knows more about Islamic State terrorists “than the generals do”. So the United States electorate knew his dysfunctional thinking before he was elected.

Besides the obvious stupidity of the comparison, the story was fake. When the story came out, the owner of the 21 Club said:

“I have no idea what was in his head. I never have”.

When Donald Trump became president everyone, except for Trump’s voter base, knew that Trump was ignorant, unschooled, erratic and unwilling to learn the job. He knew nothing about the world and knew next to nothing about foreign policy. There was a hope that Trump would rely on people like Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, John Kelly and the National Security Adviser HR McMaster to guide Trump in the administration’s decision making.

Unfortunately Trump’s narcissism is so extreme that he thinks he knows everything and nobody is cleverer than him. So trump does not let himself be guided. Donald Trump received a good education, but he did not benefit from it because he thought he knew everything better than his teachers. Now he thinks he knows better than his advisors. Added to this he displays the emotional maturity of a seven-year-old.

The Iran Deal

On Iran, for example, Donald Trump thinks he knows better than the International Atomic Energy Agency, the international body overseeing the Iran agreement which has said that Iran remains in compliance of the agreement, as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Trump knows best. Always.

The competent people Trump has in his cabinet seem unable to protect the world and the USA from the chaos that is Donald Trump. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, John Kelly and McMaster reportedly spend their time finding their way round the president. Trying to minimize the chaos that is in the Trumpian White House. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a “suicide pact” in which all three members of President Trump’s Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.

Donald Trump says that he wants to decertify the Iranian nuclear agreement. This is against the better judgement of all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, Germany, France, the European Union and the entire United States Security Council. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Joseph Dunford, recently said that pulling out of the multilateral deal would affect United States credibility and could hinder its ability to strike security agreements in the future.

The talk is about whether or not the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron”, but reports on White House staff do not deny that they think Donald Trump is a “moron”. There is no one defending Trump against the charge that he is a moron.

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