So President Trump’s daughter Ivanka has decided that she’ll be taking up a new role as a government employee, unpaid, and in the role of “adviser.” That’s pretty much what her husband has done as well and it now appears Trump has surrounded himself with family and close friends as advisers. A bit of a “royal dynasty” you might say.
The thing that bothers me about this is that America is not a kingdom nor is the President a King yet what is being set up by Trump is beginning to appear that way. Another thing that bothers me is that Trump has now surrounded himself with inexperienced people in terms of foreign affairs and domestic affairs. There’s a difference between “draining the swamp” and being foolish. But there is something else troublesome as well.
Washington DC is a snake pit to say the least and I highly doubt Trump is going to “drain the swamp” to any significant degree. The problem is that these “swamp people” (read government employees and politicians) are well entrenched and have been for years and they are not going to just go away easily nor without a fight. That’s one reason these people, with their allies the MSM, keep trying to throw up Trump’s connections with the Russians. What they are hoping for is a good dose of American outrage….think Soviet Cold War days. But the Soviet Union no longer exists and this is not the days of the Cold War. But, you’ve got to give the “swamp people” credit as they keep pushing the “Russian connection” even though it doesn’t exist. Fake news? LOL whatever!
Don’t get me wrong. There ARE some good, descent, and honest people in government but they are few, frankly. Trump should be tapping these people as they have experience and would be solid advisers. And, besides, they know well the tricks of DC and might be able to help Trump avoid many pitfalls ahead. But, Trump I think has deemed any and all in government corrupt and part of the “swamp people” and THAT may be his undoing in the end.
Trump has a BIG ego as do many in DC. His home in NYC is nothing short of an American version of the French palace Versailles. In fact, Trump Towers Trump “apartment” is modeled after the French royal palace. That’s all find and well if that is his personal taste but I worry he fancies himself some sort of emperor and BIG egos tend to fall and fall hard and fast. History is not on his side.
Trump needs to employee some common sense. His daughter, son in law, and friends may have done an excellent job advising him as a businessman but he’s now POTUS and that is a whole new ballgame! He needs to get some people around with the experience and intelligence of the “DC game.” People that can keep on eye out and warn him of those games before he becomes a victim of those games.