OPINION: What a Weird World! Supreme Leader Donald J. Trump

OPINION: What a Weird World! Supreme Leader Donald J. Trump

Alex Weidner

President Donald Trump is- just hear me out- a tyrant.

Sure, that’s probably something you’ve heard from every left-leaning media outlet and college-aged liberal since forever ago. But Trump’s lack of understanding of the U.S. political system and fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants governing style are getting scarier and scarier by the minute.

Last July, Trump visited France, where he witnessed the country’s annual Bastille Day military parade. Trump’s inner child was jealous. He needed his own military parade.

So in February, he announced that he wanted to have a military parade of his own in Washington, D.C. And now, a parade is coming. It’s worth noting that the parade will be on Veteran’s Day, adding to the already planned annual parade in D.C.

Trump won’t get his tanks in this parade, because having multi-ton vehicles with steel tracks drive through the streets of D.C. would obviously damage the pavement.

France’s parade is a long-running tradition, held to commemorate a turning point in the French Revolution. In America, we already celebrate our own version of this. You know, Independence Day.

What Trump really wanted was a parade of U.S. military power, with soldiers and tanks and fanfare. During peacetime. You know who else holds military parades during peacetime? Dictators. Kim Jong Un. Vladimir Putin. Those kinds of people.

Trump’s proclivity to putting his foot in his mouth has furthered his image as the least-presidential president a few other times this year.

When Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to abolish term limits for China’s head of state, President Trump told campaign donors he liked that idea.

“I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day,” he said, according to a recording obtained by CNN.

Finally, we come to maybe the stupidest thing to come out of Trump’s mouth this year. During a bipartisan meeting on school safety legislation, Trump suggested taking away guns, which is not what you do when you’re a Republican.

But it gets worse. What Trump said is not only considered heresay by his hardcore conservative base, but also in almost direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” said the orange man.

“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” (Article II of Bill of Rights)

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,” (Article IV)

“No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law,” (Article V)

said the Constitution.

And as icing on the cake, Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian election. Let’s not forget that there’s on ongoing investigation into how much Putin and Russia interfered with Trump’s 2016 campaign and The White House has imposed new sanctions on the foreign superpower after pressure from Congress.

I’m probably giving Trump far too much credit. I don’t think he’s even remotely smart enough to intentionally desire to overthrow the U.S. political system and become a dictator. Rather, he’s just so clueless as to how our government actually works, and his desire to be better than everyone else is causing him to fumble his way through his first- and hopefully only- term.

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