Forgive me for not getting my underwear in a knot over everything Trump does, says, eats, thinks, wears and breathes. I prefer to look at the serious problems.
The travel ban? From the beginning I felt it was poorly executed. As for the legalities? I don’t know. I’m not a Constitutional lawyer. But we have a series of checks and balances that can kick in if it crosses the line. Which appears to be happening. The same with other domestic policies.
If Trump appears to do something good, I’ll give credit. Such as nominating Gorsuch. If he could fix the ACA without bringing harm to people, but in a way that takes away the hurt to those who have been negatively impacted by it, more power to him.
But it’s the area of Foreign Policy that worries me, and has worried me, the most. Since the end of the Cole War, we’ve struggled to figure our place in the world. That we are so divided as a country – divided about our history, our identity and our status in the world – makes it difficult. But I’m sure there are things that could be seen as problematic no matter where you stand on the issues.And having a man with a golden key to the White House spouting off about an inevitable war with China leaps to mind. To me, that should occupy about 70% of the focus right now.
And yet the press, in its desire to keep the heat on Trump, is trying to make everything into a scandal; everything is headline news and proof of Trump’s negatives. Tempting as it is to spend yesterday still hammering the Trump vs. Schwarzenegger feud over The Apprentice, I’m going out on a limb and saying Bannon’s statements about China are more important.
If Bannon was some guy selling hot dogs outside the White House? I wouldn’t’ care. But he seems to be someone who has the ear of the President of the United States. And that, to me, is the big story of the week.
Trump’s Bannon doll, and how it might impact other policies, is looked at here by Jonah Goldberg. I heartily agree.