The Donald’s Plans II

Today Trump released a video of his plans for his first hundred days in office. So now he has a plan. That’s a step forward.

Actually it’s a lot of steps backward because while it is full of super-hard-right-wing rhetoric, it basically cancels every promise he made during the campaign. (“You didn’t think I meant it, did you?”) No wall. Waffles on Obama, etc. For someone who used blunt language to make bold promises, his video looks like the weaselly double-speak every politician uses, though every other politician can read it off a teleprompter better than Trump can.

The real story happened in a Washington ballroom where the alt-right/White Supremacy party shouted, “Hail Trump” and “Hail Victory” to which a Trump spokesman replied The Donald “continues to…” blah blah” … “unify” blah, blah. First, when did he ever attempt to unify, let alone continue, but more important—that’s it?

Of course it is. The right-wing nationalist stuff is just cover for the real Trump agenda, acted out—not spoken—by his actions. Donald intends to run the government the way he ran his businesses. As his business. When he met with the president of argentina, Trump pressured him to ease up on the impediments he has been placing in the way of a Trump tower project in Buenos Aires. Ditto some well-connected Indian businessmen. And he’s recommending foreign delegations put up their staffs in Trump’s new Washington Hotel, since no one else wants to stay there.

And he’s had the job less than two weeks.

Expect big graft. Trump wants to see how much he can get away with. I’m curious how much we’ll let him.

Author: leonardrysdyk

Leonard Rysdyk is the author of more than a dozen novels, stories, articles and poems. His work has appeared in many publications including Snow White, Blood Red, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aboriginal Magazine and the New York Review of Science Fiction. A professor at Nassau Community College, he teaches literature (including science fiction), cultural history (including the history of science) and is an acknowledged innovator in the field of Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), a subject on which he has lectured and consulted.

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