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Donald Trump: a Mistake That Happened

February 18, 2019

The common sense of the American people yields good judgment and correction of mistakes. A mistake was made in 2016 when the GOP failed to protect its presidential nomination process from a hostile takeover. Instead of some 14 experienced candidates among more than 16 who sought the nomination, the GOP nominated a celebrity.

Donald Trump’s lack of knowledge of government, dubious personal morality, close business ties to Russian oligarchs and limited education became apparent two years later when the electorate gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives to Democrats. GOP House losses in 2018 were greater than the number of seats in the House lost in 1964.

Recent books by journalists and ex-Trump Administration executives reveal deeper problems including ongoing business interests in Russia, violation of federal regulations governing the actions of charitable foundations, and a misguided assumption by this President that he can manage the U.S. government as if it were a small business. Add to that a trial exercise declaring a national emergency that is now poised to protect the President from Impeachment, and we face a collapse of Constitutional order of a magnitude not seen since the Civil War.

When in 2020 the GOP loses control of the U.S. Senate, even if President Donald Trump is re-elected, he will be Impeached in 2021. Before then, Russia, the People’s Republic of China and Iran will move to advance their national interest to the disadvantage of the national interest of the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Korea and the Republic of China. Mistakes happen.

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