How can you be just fine with that?

Well, you if you think the guy’s not bright, why would a mistake like that surprise you? :-)

But this whole bullshit about exaggerating his popularity, and ratings, and how much he won by, and the volume of the turnout of his inauguration

That’s the disease; you’re picking on the symptom, in my book. He won, but he’s not comfortable that he won. He spends too much time reminding people he won. The end of the electoral discussion that you were quoted was very telling. He asked the reporter something like “you tell me, was that a substantial win?” to which the reported replied “well, you’re the President” :-), and Trump took that in the spirit it was offered, that “look, the details don’t matter anymore.”

This does not give you pause? These are dangerous personality traits for a world leader to possess.

I already answered this in the affirmative. But it’s not the first time we’ve seen them in a President, although all Presidents in my memory have more control over what comes out of their mouths and their fingers. LBJ got 50,000 young men killed because he was too much of a (there’s that word again) narcissist to admit he was wrong about the Vietnam escalation, and couldn’t admit that the military leaders knew military strategy better than he did.

We’ll survive. Crazy predictions like nuclear armageddon are just that — crazy. Trust Mattis on those matters. Checks and balances still work.

The assumption here is that a person who normally would be a harmless blowhard is now risky because he’s president. I don’t buy into that. The fact that he’s a rich man with any successful businesses at all means that he may fly off the handle verbally, but he’s more measured when it comes to actually doing things.

We are where we are. Time will tell.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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