Trust. is the title of a series on the Fox network about the kidnapping of the grandson of the oil billionaire J. Paul Getty in Italy. The basic plot of the story is Getty’s grandson owed money to Italian drug dealers that he could not pay. He came up with a plan to say he was kidnapped and a multi-million ransom had to be paid for his release. Getty refused, and things went downhill for Getty III. The reason I mention that story is because what is happening in Washington D.C.
Trumped trusted Comey, Cohen, and Stormy to keep his down-low behavior private and personal. His hope of trust of three people has become a major concern in his ability to govern. As president he has to be seen as a competent world leader at least by his base of supporters. They have to be concerned about what is reported about his past behavior. I have always heard the saying “lawyers and used car salesmen can’t be trusted.” The trust we expect from others at times can be fleeting. We will all see what type of trust that the president can expect from his inner circle as this story plays out on the world stage.