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.