Trump's speech at the CIA headquarters yesterday has to be seen and heard in its entirety. You can do just that by going to the link below:
It's hard to know where to start when you experience something like this. His inauguration speech was a jaw dropper. It was inappropriate, hostile and stupid. It was a disgrace, but it was only the opening act for what he did at the CIA.
He is speaking in front of a wall memorializing those agents who have died in service to our country. It is a place for solemn reflection. It is a place for dignified, reverence. It is not a place for stand-up schlock or political campaigning or narcissistic fugues.
After having compared our intelligence service to Nazis, it would have been reasonable to go there to apologize and try to make amends. It would have been reasonable to say, "I'm sorry." Not Trump, Trump denied ever having denigrated our intelligence services and blamed the news media for telling lies. He is impeached by his own Tweets. His lies are washing over him as he makes these false claims, but he is unfazed. He is an unabashed liar.
Donald Trump seems impaired to me. He does not seem to know what is acceptable and what is not. He is insensitive to others to an overwhelming degree. He is reckless and you can easily imagine him causing a national or international incident. He is beyond disgraceful, he is a threat to our well being as a people.
We are not only at risk of being humiliated by Mr. Trump, but we are also at greater risk of foreign leaders experiencing him and judging the strength and resolve of our country based upon his performances. They apt to conclude that our country has become a loose cannon on the international stage.
Trump is worse than the leader of a banana republic. Trump is the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Yet, he is behaving like Kim Jong-un. He talks with all the grace and poise of Idi Amin. He has all the panache of Muammar Gaddafi. He is channeling Professor Irwin Corey.
In less than 24 hours into his term, Trump is demeaning the Presidency.