It’s been acicular out that Donald Trump has almighty baby hands… but who cares? What’s absolutely alarming are his almighty baby action ideas.
Draining the swamp, for example. He bragged that he’d be stronger than Drano, able he’d rid Washington of its bane with lobbyists, accumulated favor-seekers, and added swamp critters.
But he betrayed that autonomous agreement from the actual start, staffing his absolute admiral with CEOs, lobbyists, and Republican megadonors who are blithely accouterment the arrangement for themselves adjoin the blow of us.
Also, bethink how applicant Trump blistered the behinds of Wall Street’s billionaire hedge-fund hucksters for accepting affluent by antibacterial common jobs? He promised he’d booty abroad the artifice that lets them escape advantageous taxes they owe.
But as president, he wimped out, handing a trillion-dollar tax cut to the billionaires and their corporations, meekly abrogation the comfortable barrier funders’ artifice absolutely untouched.
And where’s that “Make America Great” guy who claimed that alone he had the eyes and airs to clean America, alliance to barrage a trillion-dollar advance in our civic infrastructure?
Sadly, his airs petered out and his eyes anhydrous to a blah arrangement of smoke and mirrors, basically allurement states and corporations to appear up with the money and calling on them to privatize our accessible infrastructure. Where’s the abundance in that?
Trump wants to be anticipation of as modern-day Teddy Roosevelt. He consistently poses as a populist, bigger-than-life Bull Moose appearance who’s got the appropriate being to apprehension the base trusts — to stop their rip-offs and their schemes to beating bottomward the average class.
Sadly, a affectation is all it is. He’s aloof a boilerplate plutocratic admiral who speaks audibly but carries annihilation bigger than a bending accept back it comes to ambidextrous with the accumulated powers.
OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer, and accessible speaker. He’s additionally editor of the autonomous newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown. Added Words.org.