Now the ‘flexible’ and ‘pragmatic’ US President is sending a naval battle group to threaten North Korea
The more dangerous America’s crackpot President becomes, the saner the world believes him to be. Just look back at the initial half of his first 100 days: the crazed tweeting, the lies, the fantasies and self-regard of this misogynist leader of the Western world appalled all of us. But the moment he went to war in Yemen, fired missiles at Syria and bombed Afghanistan, even the US media Trump had so ferociously condemned began to treat him with respect. And so did the rest of the world.
It’s one thing to have a lunatic in the White House who watches late night television and tweets all day. But when the same lunatic goes to war, it now emerges, he’s a safer bet for democracy, a strong President who stands up to tyrants (unless they happen to be Saudis, Turks or Egyptians) and who acts out of human emotion rather than cynicism.
Phi Beta Iota: The most devout Trump loyalists are still holding steady on the view that he is playing 3D chess and has cut a deal with Putin to bury the Deep State. However, a growing body of his supporters are abandoning him and looking elsewhere for solutions, knowing that on the present course — without an Election Reform Act of 2017 — the Democrats will retake the House (and thus be able to impeach the President). If a pedophilia scandal takes out four GOP Senators — and there is no Election Reform Act of 2017 — then the Democrats could retake the Senate (where a two-thirds majority is required to convict — given enough angry Alt-Right loyalists, this number is achievable).