Monday, December 05, 2016
A Grump about Trump
I try to stay positive here, but there are a few things about the incoming administration that worry me.
I fear that Mr. Trump so values his business empire, and has so little taste for actually governing the country, that he will constantly use his office to advance his private interests. This is not a matter of bribery, exactly, but rather of shaping US policy to benefit his business, with the connivance of foreign governments.
I fear that the Trump presidency will be the most corrupt administration ever.
In a related note, I think his daughter Ivanka is really the brains of the operation. Her recent announcement that she will be moving to Washington confirms my suspicion that she will not only be running the Trump businesses, but will also be de facto First Lady, hosting for and advising the Trump White House. In fact, she seems more committed to living and working in the capital than her father does.