The morning Newsmax feed had the above headline along with a photo of Donald Trump with his seemingly usual wide open mouth, finger jabbing the podium, angry tirade photo to accompany the story.
Trump is angry at Reince Priebus, Chair of the RNC, because he (Trump) didn’t spend any time, or at least not enough time, learning how the Republican Party nominating process works. Because of his personal malfeasance, this issue is now something which he chooses to blame someone else for having created. Trump seems to have some kind of a disorder that is beyond his control. For example: Schizophrenia -A brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally or Manic Depression – A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs or simply Belligerence – Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
Every time Trump goes into one of his rants, I have to wonder just how he would react if he were sitting in the Oval office with the U.S. armed services at his beck and call. I have to wonder how he and Vladimir Putin would get along on the world stage. I have to wonder if we would continue to be a friend of Israel with its strong leader. I have to wonder how he would react to North Korea’s launches.
Or maybe Mr.Trump is purely and simply a Bully -To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner.
Whatever Donald Trump is, he just isn’t Normal – Conforms to the conventions of one’s group. And he prides himself with that notion; he thinks this is the way everybody should act. Or maybe he is thankful that he is one of a small group because he can then bully his way to the winner’s circle when making deals.
Amateur psychoanalysis aside, maybe that is it. Trump just isn’t normal as I would define that in a Presidential candidate. We, the voters, are obliged to approach the casting of our ballot for President weighing all the pluses and minuses of each candidate. We cannot permit ourselves to pick the winner of the schoolyard fisticuffs battle as we might’ve as kids. There is much more at stake than just being able to skip out on a dustup with the bully for not being in his or her corner even though we might have abhorred what was happening.
We must be the adults in this situation when one of our selections is capable of behaving like something less than a typical well-balanced adult. I earnestly hope that I will not face a selection of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton when I walk into the voting booth at the time of this national election. But that might well be the choice we’ll face given the way things seem to be playing out today . What would/will you do if that is your choice?