This post has indirectly to do with our mental health, the subject has an impact on many of us how we feel about the present and the future.
In the headline I'm referring to president Trump. According to some bookies you only get four times your money back if you bet a year or less. I read the internet version of one of the two major Swedish newspaper on a daily basis. Every day it's something new about him. If you're like me you're getting a bit tired of reading about every frog that's jumps out of his mouth, but you can't help yourself you read it anyway. You scratch your head and wonder what the heck is going on? The world's most powerful man seems to behave like a hormonal teenager. A while ago he got upset at his neighbor because he refused to buy cookies from Ivanka when she knocked on the door and asked if he wanted to buy girl scout cookies. Sorry, just kiddn', no, he got upset at Nordstroms because they decided to discontinue Ivanka's line of clothing. It didn't sell well was the explanation. If that was the reason or some other doesn't matter. My point is, why wast time and energy on this (and many other irrelevant things)? Are we talking about unhealthy control issues? All of Trump's actions gets vigorously defended by Mr. Spicer, the white house press secretary. Think how fast things changes, Google Sean and what comes up first is Sean Spicer, before Sean Connery and Sean Penn, wow!
From a psychological standpoint it is interesting to observe president Trump. He's quite full of himself and like to blame others constantly, mostly so his predecessor Mr. Obama. He doesn't seem to simply be able to say "I (respectfully) disagree with Mr. X or Judge Y", no it has to be some negative comment about the person as well, why? The main problem here is he seems to a have a big problem admitting he said or done something wrong and apologize. I, personally have a serious issue with that because I had a dad who never ever could apologize, no matter what he did or said.
I have a theory that many of his supporters are still "in-love", in the honeymoon phase of their relationship with Trump. Many living in denial. He can't do anything wrong according to them yet, but when will they turn on him? I compare this with a bad romantic relationship. We have all experienced it our self or have a friend who did. I'm talking about a person who begins a love affair with a really unpleasant man or woman and are so in-love, can't see anything wrong at all with this person. The friends role their eyes and are clueless why on earth is this usually intelligent person behaving like a fool? Sooner or later (most of the times, but not always) he or she wakes up and can't understand how stupid he or she was and feeling quite embarrassed and ends the relationship. The question is how long will this group of Trump's supporters stay with their heads in the sand and continue to cheer him on? The American middle class and blue collar honest hard working men and women. Until they have to pay more taxes? Until their kids school have to make cut backs which affect their children directly?
How long will President Trump last? He is in very deep water and so are his white house staff. Many, probably 3-4 pay grades above what they are qualified to do. How good swimmers are they when the wind picks up and the current becomes stronger? Do they know how the get out of a rip-current? Are they humble enough to ask for help when the water gets above their heads, and they are drowning? I sincerely hope so, for the sake of all Americans and the rest of us.
Trump fan or you dislike the man, have a great day!
-Chris ( www.IronCouch.com )
P.S. This will be the only post about President Trump for quite awhile. I thought to address this issue, once.
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