Donald Trump says the reason that he shut down the government was to get his wall and fulfill a campaign promise. Yet, what if that is wrong? After all, he lies dozens of times a day, so why should we believe him on this? If a person turns his alleged motivation around and looks at it from a different perspective, they might come up with darker reasons behind the POTUS’ cruel, ruthless behavior.
He tweeted that his medieval wall would “greatly reduce crime, human trafficking, gangs and drugs…We will not cave!” Even a child could see the holes in his reasoning. Trump tweeted:
‘Nancy just said she “just doesn’t understand why?” Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn’t work. Our Country has a chance to greatly reduce Crime, Human Trafficking, Gangs and Drugs. Should have been done for decades. We will not Cave!’
Keep in mind that Trump accompanied his father Fred Trump as the two of them brutally evicted poorer people from their real estate holdings without a backward glance. That means the stories of human suffering as a result of Trump’s shutdown have no effect upon him at all.
His cabinet and family members offer various ridiculous versions of the “Let them eat cake” solutions. When the queen of France during the French revolution heard her hungry people had no bread, she wondered why they did not eat cake instead.
What if Trump’s real motivation for shutting down the country was to force federal employees to quit? One of his top aides wrote an anonymous op-ed where he insisted that the president should just bring back only the managers, who make up five percent of the employees.
The writer claimed that federal workers were radical liberals and members of a revolution committed to overthrowing this president.
Another possible Trump motive might be even darker. He has consistently fawned over Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. America’s commander-in-chief worked during his presidential campaign to get a Moscow Trump tower, plus he just lifted sanctions on an oligarch close to Putin.
How happy would the former KGB member be to see the U.S. federal government in such chaos and its people suffering?
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