FBI Director James Comey (Courtesy photo)
James Comey (Courtesy photo)

President Donald J. Trump will never fade nicely into some future night. He’s been in office less than four months, and bedlam is the result of his leadership in every area he’s touched. This experience cannot end happily. This man we call “commander in chief” has already caused as much Constitutional confusion and all around political trouble in just four months as Richard M. Nixon instigated in five years!

It took until 1973 and all the wheels falling off the Nixonian bandwagon before members of Congress began to seriously talk about impeaching the commander in chief.

Not only are angry, “sore loser” Democrats openly talking about impeaching this president because his request for “loyalty” from now-fired FBI Director James Comey, and then apparently firing Comey to impede the investigation he was conducting into the collusion of Russian agents with Trump operatives in the 2016 presidential campaign amounts to a clear obstruction of justice, but now psychiatrists are openly wondering, is this guy possibly insane?

If his first 120 days are any indication of what to expect from the remaining 1,200 days of this term, then the worst is yet to come!

I will go even further. Donald Trump has no intention of ever not being president. In other words, he is now “President for Life.” Just look around. Timid Republicans dare not call this renegade to heel. By the time the few of them who are not political clones of The Donald realize this guy is dictator-bound, it will already be too late to stop him.

Just look around at the dangerous forces Trump has unleashed. Within his administration his appointees to top administration positions, are mostly opposed to the missions of the agencies their appointed to direct. The attorney general, for example, who could not win confirmation as a federal judge 30 years ago — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who is named after not one, but two prominent Confederate War traitors — has told federal prosecutors to seek the maximum possible sentence for drug crimes. He wants to return to the racist-inspired notion of law enforcement: “Lock ’em up. Throw away the key.”

Washington has become like the library in the original “Ghostbusters” movie — a haunted place, swirling with ghoulies, spooks, ghosts and all manner of apparitions. Instead of “draining the swamp” of the foulness which permeates Washington politics, in just four months, Donald J. Trump has stocked political swamp with alligators, and has put deadly wolves in charge of the nation’s henhouse. The worst is yet to come.

It is clear this guy does not respect the rule of law. He has said out of his own mouth, he could “shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose a single vote.” He has said with his own mouth he can grab women by “the p—” and get away with it. He’s right. At least 53 percent (a solid majority) of white women voted for Trump!

He has said that any laws, or the Constitution, which folks might think put a check on presidential conflict of interest, don’t apply to him, so he can in his mind, run the U.S. government, while at the same time managing his private Trump Enterprises.

Oh, and on top of that, he says he will not release his tax returns which might give a clue to his financial entanglements — as all other presidents have done, dating back to  — guess who? — Nixon.

Outside of the government, which Trump is systematically dismantling as a reflection of any type of guarantor of an equitable society, Trump’s “Alt-Right,” all-white street posse, which we know is heavily armed and just itching for a race war, is warming up. Not a week goes by nowadays, when some white folks don’t hang a noose on some college campus (So much for the notion that these “young people” are better than their slave-owning, segregationist parents).

These racists recently surrounded a Confederate War statue in Virginia, in a nighttime torch-lit rally, a reminder of a good old KKK cross-burning. These are the Second Amendment darlings who are armed, and ready to kill non-white people. Trust me on this. They want war. They want war at home. They want war overseas.

You will never muster a Congressional will to impeach Trump, and if such happened, his supporters will fight, go to war to protect him — that is, if he doesn’t usher in a fascist, dictatorship before them.

Folks — particularly black folks — need to stop “lunchin’” and get “woke.” This drama will not be seen on “Scandal” or “Empire,” and certainly not on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Now, I could very well be wrong in my dystopian view of this madman at the helm, but what if I’m not? What if Trump refuses to obey laws he doesn’t like, ones that would confine him? The worst is yet to come.

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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