Constant repetition of Trump's shortcomings has become boring

Armchair Mayor
By Mel Rothenburger
January 9, 2017 - 5:00am

KAMLOOPS — Isn’t it time we all stop whining about what a bad guy Donald Trump is?

Every time his name is mentioned, it seems, we must remind each other that he is a name caller, a school yard bully, an egoist, narcissist, misogynist, chauvinist braggart who makes fun of handicapped people.

Only then are we able to get to the reason for mentioning him in the first place, which is usually in the context of his latest outrageous, unsubstantiated, misdirected or insulting tweet (or, all of the above).

But let’s all take a pill and mop the froth emanating from our mouths at the mere thought of him. It’s as if we all have this pent-up desire to get mad at somebody, preferably somebody we can be righteously indignant about and release our invective on.

Trump will not change. He has not changed since he won the election, and he’ll be no different in the White House. He won’t become a better or worse person than he already is.

His full-time apologists — those who rode into power on the coattails of his designer suits and are now poised to run the United States — will keep on refighting the election, trash-talking anyone who stands in their way, and insisting that Trump is either absolutely right in what he says or is right in whatever it is he meant to say.

Outrage over the fact he somehow won election to arguably the most powerful job in world politics won’t make anything better. We can gnash our teeth all we want over the step backward our neighbor to the south has taken but our American friends have proven undeniably that God gave then free will and the right to make their own mistakes.

Let’s just assume that Donald Trump is certain things to certain people and leave it at that — constant repetition is unproductive and has become boring.

Donald Trump may become the worst U.S. president in history and perhaps one of the worst political leaders the free world has ever seen, and it might not take very long to show it.

But let’s now move past the lamentations, and judge him not with generalities about his character but day to day based on the truth and consequences of what he does.

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