The madness of Trump’s White House is the fury and disintegration of a man whose thin skinned fragile ego and toxic masculinity is consumed with dangerous revenge fantasies.
What Republican strategists have not yet appreciated is that the self perceived lack of respect that drives Trump’s dangerous revenge fantasies is directed at everyone, including the Republicans.
Trump’s supporters effectively smothered the Republicans and led a hostile take over of the Party. They rose up not to join with Republicans but to over throw them. Trump supporters know they have been left out of the gains of globalisation and they want the perpetrators of that to be punished for a thousand invisible sins that fuel their own revenge fantasies.
Trump has manipulated that sense of economic dislocation and and cultural inferiority complexes because he has faced those very same internal characters chasms.
Firing Priebus, the Republican point man in the White House, is punishment for Republicans inability to pass meaningful Health Care but it also illuminates Trump’s total lack of remorse in wanting to destroy all the establishment structures he considers full of mocking rats who refuse to see his greatness.
A Leader as dangerously unstable as Trump is cares not for the position of President or the State it represents, he cares about his Presidency and holding onto power for as long as he can.
So while Trump’s popularity plunges what would Trump do to keep power?
War and internal threats are easy enough conclusions, but I suspect Trump wants more than that, I suspect he wants to do far more damage to the establishment than another meaningless war. He wants the very belief in democracy snuffed out so that his crass and simplistic bigotry is the only mantra.
Terrifyingly there is such a trick Trump could play.
For years the truth about the JFK assassination has been hidden, right now Trump has the means to release all that truth to America in a way that sickens them…
…if the papers reveal a plot to assassinate its own President, in one move Trump could kill off any loyalty to the Republic and replace it with himself. Previous Presidents might have decided that such information would be too destructive to the establishment to ever release, Trump wouldn’t care.
Such toxic and angry populism unleashed could take on a life of its own.
We all hope at some point the checks and balances within the United States will rupture Trump. The truth is that there aren’t any functioning checks and balances.
Trump is symbolic of all that is wrong in America and his desire to please himself as an individual above all others means he simply doesn’t care about the wreckage he leaves behind.