By Zoilo P. Dejaresco III
Michael Wolff’s recent book “Fire and Fury” Inside the Trump White House created so much thunder and lightning outside the Oval Office.
This is because the accounts of President Trump’s inner circle are openly admitting based on the president’s Tweets and behavior, that in terms of both “character and intellect,” he is fantastically limited.
Worse, people are saying the president may not be fit to hold public office. much less the presidency of the United States of America – the greatest nation on earth.
What can you say of a president when his men in charge of the economy, treasury, and security sarcastically describe him with wild names (from “moron”, “dumb as shit” and “dope”) that will make her mother cry unabashedly in shame?
The worst is Trump is not aware – as in a fool who is the last to know – that he may be still afflicted with “delusional grandeur” and so in love with himself (in a narcissistic way that has few equals) and is overly eager for attention – even the wrong kind – that some call him even the “greatest security risk of his nation.”
People have called Kim Jung Un of North Korea as a madman. Apparently, he has met his match in the braggadocio of a Donald Trump. Dialogue is therefore, a must in order to prevent a global catastrophe because of these two dangerous men – who are at loggerheads with each other.
Despite what his Cabinet men say, Trump says he has gathered the smartest team in America and that he is (sic) the “smartest” among them and is a “stable genius.” Stable and genius, we fear, have assumed different meanings in Donald’s dictionary.
His rather intellectually-challenged rantings on Twitter are not marked trademarks of one who believes his best attributes are “intellect and stability” (as he claims). It’s like Paquito Diaz viewing the mirror and seeing Coco Martin in the mirror image.
He is believed to be a racist – banning citizens of three Arab nations from the US – where none of them has citizens convicted for 9-11 or terrorist acts in the USA and wants a literal wall to keep “Mexican criminals and rapists” from entering the Yankee soil.
Meantime, his minimal phrases allowed in a Twitter platform- are full of limping grammar and wrong spelling that would make an elementary student in Ateneo cringe in embarrassment.
Even in policy-making, he appears bankrupt and one media analyst at the start of his term described him as a Chief Executive bereft of political beliefs and backbone.
His victory poll election is now questioned by documented evidence of Russian intervention which he dismisses as a “Democratic hoax to cover their election defeat”. Recently, he wanted the Poem on the Statue of Liberty revised to remove “shit hole” countries like Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti.
Trump has been always classified as a bigoted white male racist which he denies and then threatens to pull his manicured hairdo – orange in color.
Ophrah Winfrey. popular TV host, who gave a stunning speech for “women” in the Golden Globe awards is being egged to run against Trump in the next presidential elections. Trump dismisses her as a “book club lover collector” who will impose a US$2,000 fine on any American who does not read two books in a year.
Trump brags he can beat Ophra in any election – without saying how.
Both, however, are questionable candidates though – for both are without any government work experience like the rest of the presidents before they stepped to the White House.
Critics had defined former president Ronald Reagan as a low IQ Grade B movie star – but he had experience as Governor and his miscues were due perhaps to the onset of his Alzheimer’s disease. Trump admits he has not seen-nor will see any psychiatrist, a calling that heals off-beat thinking.
Other critics refer to him as a modern-day Nero fiddling his way on the roofs of Rome while the city was on fire; and played the water organ and closed the city gates to have a maximum audience volume. His ego was as large as the Roman Empire.
The problem is there is the so-called “Goldwater Doctrine “Section 7- 3 on Ethics of the American Psychiatric Society stipulating that no doctor can make a public statement on the mental health of a public official without officially doing clinical tests on him and getting his authorization to release the results. This was promulgated in 1970.
But there is also one not too well-known item in the American Constitution that allows the Vice President and the Cabinet and then later with Congress to declare a president “unfit for the office he was elected to.”
Despite a preponderance of the so-called evidence, will the American elected officials make their move? When and why not?
We are not part of America but the Philippines as a citizen-nation of the Free World who looks up at America for leadership – one should be worried about the condition of the man on the throne in Washington. It’s only fair.
Is the above one American view – representative of the majority of the thinking American nation?
(Bingo Dejaresco, a former banker, is a financial consultant, media practitioner, and book author. A Life Member and chair of the Broadcast Media of FINEX, his views here are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of FINEX. [email protected])