Donald Trump
**FILE** President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the press following a video call to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide in the Oval Office at the White House December 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson-Pool/Getty Images)

Donald J. Trump is (in alphabetical order): a deplorable, despicable, horrible, terrible, wretched human being, if there ever was one. And he is president of the United States.

He sits up in his meetings, his arms folded defiantly across his bosom, his lips puckered in that disgusting whistle shape he seems to like. Or he signs a worthless piece of paper he calls a proclamation, which has authority only where the Big Guy’s shadow falls, then he shows everyone in the room his signature, as though his felt-marker-written name is a disgusting celebrity like himself.

What’s worse is that a loyal constituency will ride or die with him right into the pit of hell, and they will try to bring the entire U.S. population — indeed the entire known world — into the destruction with themselves.

Whatever happened to the distinguished public servants like Dwight D. Eisenhower, a retired five-star general in the Army, and commander of allied troops, or presidents like Jimmy Carter, who was a commander of a nuclear-armed submarine, or George H.W. Bush, who was injured in combat during World War II? This dude disparages wounded, captured and killed service members like they were used disposable diapers.

Trump’s own service record is disgusting. He dodged the draft by getting a doctor to lie and say he had a bone spur “injury” which disqualified him from military service.

He claims he’s the smartest president ever, but won’t let any of his high school or college records or transcripts be released to the public. He claims to be a billionaire but refuses to permit anyone see his doctored up income tax returns. He’s had a ton of bankruptcies and he’s ruined the lives of thousands who paid their life savings to attend his fake “Trump University.”

He governs by chaos. Among his Cabinet, the positions heading the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Secret Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are all vacant, as are U.N. ambassador and the DHS deputy director. Meanwhile the POTUS is present every day but can hardly account for what he does. A shocking 60 percent of his schedule is filled with unstructured “executive time.” I guess that’s watching his friends on Faux News.

He selects the worst, most toxic figures he can find to manage (or mismanage) the federal agencies. He and his acolytes hate the government for what it can do to equalize the lives of this country’s (and the world’s) needy with the lives of the “other half.”

The worst thing about all of this, in my opinion, is that so many people are content with this less than mediocre leadership. They seem to revel in every stupid, disgusting, insult he tweets or speaks, and now his “MAGA”-mania is seen as a symbol for white hate and xenophobia all over the planet.

These white Americans love to ride around in their monster trucks, looking down on folks who don’t have four-wheel-drive in the winter, or air conditioning in the summer, and they think the world will be like this forever and ever and ever, amen. Not!

He is winning the public relations battle right now and is on a glide path to reelection, but everything Donald J. Trump believes in and advocates for is doomed. This guy’s policies will cause the polar ice caps to melt, flooding the coastal cities, in this country and around the planet. Some low-lying Pacific Island nations will soon be underwater, countries no more.

And the more of this swill that Dude pours into the slop-jars from which most people get their information, the more they seem to swallow it up, happily heading for the abyss with their fearless, deplorable, despicable, horrible, terrible, wretched human being that they call their president.

My mother used to always say, and I say it to the Trumpistas today: “Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.”

Askia Muhammad

WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad is also a poet, and a photojournalist. He is Senior Editor for The Final Call newspaper and he writes a weekly column in The Washington Informer.

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