The Neophyte President

2F7166DA-A990-42E0-923A-CB05893908CCBack in March, Republican congressman and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, David Nunes, said, “The president is a neophyte to politics…sometimes he doesn’t have 27 lawyers and staff looking at what he does.”

According to merriam-webster.com, “neophyte” (beginner) was one of its top lookups that day.

It has become clear to a large majority of Americans that having a political neophyte in the White House is not a good thing. He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. His lack of knowledge about how to get things done is astonishing. He has surrounded himself with billionaires and family members who also have little political experience and who are giving him awful advice, most of which he wouldn’t listen to anyway because, in his own words, he’s the only one who matters.

He’s making our country the laughingstock of the world. He’s rolling back regulations designed to protect and save our environment from the catastrophic consequences of man-made climate change. His reckless tweets on North Korea are threatening to bring about a nuclear war, and his kowtowing to the very wealthy and the big GOP donors in order to enact huge tax cuts for corporations and “the one percent,” while eliminating or drastically reducing funding for programs to help the middle class and the poor, is beyond the pale.

And just today, after meeting with Vladimir Putin, our neophyte president said he takes the Russian dictator at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US presidential election last year, despite the findings from nearly all US intelligence agencies that it did.

I could go on, but what’s the point? You already know this and the only potential light at the end of this very dark tunnel is the Mueller inquiry into corruption, collusion, and other crimes and misdemeanors of the Trump campaign and administration, charges that might lead to Trump’s impeachment and possibly even his imprisonment.

One can only hope.


This rant was written for today’s one-word prompt, “neophyte.”

5 thoughts on “The Neophyte President

    • Fandango November 11, 2017 / 8:36 am

      He’d look good in an orange jumpsuit. It would match the color of his skin and his hair.

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        • Fandango November 11, 2017 / 11:27 am

          You mean the Roy Moore who Alabama politicians consider the second coming of Jesus since Mary, Jesus’ mother, was a young girl and Joseph was an older man, so Moore didn’t do anything more than what Joseph did. Sheesh!

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  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 11, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Yes, we do know it. It would be funny if it weren’t so awful that he ignores his own intelligence agencies, but take the Russians at their word. What’s wrong with this picture?

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