Better to be thought a fool than to be Donald Trump and remove any lingering doubt

Stupid can be frightening, but what’s truly, deeply terrifying is when a living, breathing proof of the Dunning-Kruger Effect is sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office…with access to the nuclear codes.

Donald Trump’s cringe-worthy photo op with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awkward enough. His ham-handed attempt at dunning Germany for the “vast sums of money” it allegedly owes NATO was painfully embarrassing. A sitting President, who’s too arrogant and ignorant to do his homework, sees nothing wrong with calling out an ally for something which isn’t even accurate.

Congratulations, America; you’ve elected a #@$%^!& moron as our President. Somewhere warm and breezy, H. L. Mencken is snickering into his Red Stripe.

This is what happens when over half of eligible voters can’t be bothered to get off their asses and exercise their franchise. It means America is a country where 19.5% constitutes an effective majority.

Now we have a 70-year-old man-child who can’t be bothered to act like a President and in two months has repeatedly embarrassed America before the entire world.

Since the President clearly doesn’t know how NATO works, former American Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder took it upon himself to provide a primer.

The mind fairly boggles at the possibilities for lunacy, ignorance, and embarrassment which exist over the coming 46 months.

Once upon a time, we had a President who modeled dignity, maturity, and intelligence. He understood his role and respected the office he occupied. He represented America ably, well, and with an appropriate air of gravitas.

Now our President is a bully whose business motto was (no joke) “Screw them before they screw you.”

If you believe in karma, you could be forgiven for trying to figure out what terrible things we’ve done to deserve such inept, evil leadership. How did we come to deserve a President who isn’t qualified to manage a Dairy Queen in Emporia, Kansas…much less be the most powerful man in the free world? Can 63 million Americans really be so stupid? As much as I hate to use that word, I can’t conjure up a word more appropriate to the task.

Nice work, America.

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