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Fire and Fury's Trump and Oprah for President
If you watch CNN, you would think that Fire and Fury, a book from an author who was inside Trump's Whitehouse, was the only news.
Fire and Fury basically states that nearly all of Trump's outer and inner circle and even those on the fringe consider Trump as non-presidential and unfit for the job. Whether this is factual or not, it is based on hearsay, private conversations that are off and on the record. It is really a subjective topic to discuss. What is unfit? What is unfit for one person, is not, for the next. What is Trump's mental health? His mental health is as good as anyone's who has never been in public office, yet, been very successful in business- it is overwhelming. If you call him unfit simply because you are against everything he stands for, or his tweets and personality, that proves nothing. True, he does love himself, much like many world leaders, but that does not make him unfit. Trump was unprepared for the office, no doubt, his learning curve remains steep. He cannot act like he did in the private business world. When he does, the media slams him hard because no other President has been like this and improper. His fake news claims and his alternate facts are of concern, but does this mean he is unfit? All that has happened is a constant chaos in the government.
Trump has tried to stop the sale of Fire and Fury. The net result is that more books have been sold, reaching more people. What has worked for Trump while in private business has not worked for him as President of the United States. Some lessons are hard to accept.
Oprah for President
Even though the 2020 Presidential elections are years away, who will run? The most recent Democratic candidates hinting is Oprah Winfrey, TV icon. This could be an interesting thing- a Hillary Clinton (President) and Oprah (VP) ticket. Surely, this would galvanize many different groups. Like Trump, Oprah would face the scrutiny as Trump did for a total lack of experience in government. Why would she be better? But were she linked with Clinton, that glass ceiling could burst! Of course, the other ticket could be Joe Biden (former VP with Obama) for President and Oprah or Hillary, as VP.
America seems to be going down the "end of empire" road that others have done. It is rather a slow death. We are electing inexperienced people to lead a nation because of their popularity or star status. There is a large dose of narcism in the society. America's presence across the oceans is diminished because we are more interested in ourselves. This allows other more nefarious nations to gain the upper hand. The election of Trump (and others in the future) clearly show this.