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If I had to guess, I'd say Donald Trump is motivated more by fame than power and feeling fairly frustrated about right now.
I couldn't imagine someone like him wanting to be President the rest of his life.
He would get bored and itchy to take on a new project.
That's my guess.
#68 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-03-05 08:23 AM

I agree, Trump does appear to envision of everything as a stage and he's the star, no doubt about that. But bringing his family into White House positions was shoring-up power, he left over 150 positions vacant and consolidated all decisions to a core group of fanatic devotees who were "fired" at convenience making the power group smaller. This might be a good time for a Grover Cleveland drowning Trump in a bathtub joke?

He unilaterally makes decisions that impact our allies negatively - that is serious abuse of power, particularly when he has zero foreign policy knowledge and tinkers with nuclear-armed enemy nations.

Essentially this is his time to be the star president and instead we are getting Republicans rushing everything they have ever wanted through without due process, debate or consideration for anyone outside of the cabal. The GOP tax cuts virtually eliminate social services while simultaneously funneling that money into Republican pockets. They don't care about the environment, the poor or our future as a species.

I didn't know that Xi is allowing this "president for life" crap until this thread. He seemed too reasonable to be true, and now we know that it can happen to even a non-power mad autocrat. Trump wants a military parade on the streets with missiles and dancing - an antithetic display of American power.

We are treading quite a distance away from Roosevelt's "speak softly, and carry a big stick" foreign policy.

It looks like Fox News reported a day later:
West Virginia teachers to continue strike over pay, benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A teacher strike over pay and health benefits in West Virginia will continue into next week.

Union leaders announced at a news conference Friday at the state Capitol in Charleston that teachers in all 55 counties will remain off the job Monday because of what they perceive as inaction by lawmakers and the governor. ..

Also, the liberal media did report on this February 22nd the very day of the strike:
West Virginia: 15,000 Teachers Strike over Low Pay, Healthcare Costs

In West Virginia, schools are closed today, after some 15,000 public school teachers launched a two-day strike in order to protest for better healthcare and pay. Teachers haven't seen an across-the-board pay raise since 2014, even as healthcare costs have risen sharply -- leaving many teachers with dwindling take-home pay. West Virginia is a so-called right-to-work state where strikes by public employees are prohibited. Asked by reporters about the legality of today's action, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said, "What are they going to do, fire 15,000 people?"

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