When the president stated not so long ago that he would “own the shutdown” if it happens. The partial shutdown of our government started eighteen days ago with no end in sight. There will be no payday on Friday for over 800.000 government workers and most importantly their families. All this over a wall along our southern border that will mostly slow down people from Central America. In the history of building walls to keep others out of countries the invaders went around or over. The wall of China is a good example. The president’s behavior is like a petulant child when he can’t get his way. Democracy is on trial here in front of the whole world, and the world is watching.
The current investigation into the Trump family’s relationship with the Russians during his presidential campaign. What is done in the dark will eventually come to the light as the old saying goes. The leader of the free world, the most powerful man in history would be difficult for anyone lucky enough to get there to voluntarily give up. Trump is no exception to that fact. He says he and Putin are friends and they understand each other. Putin is a master of game of world politics and was the former leader of the dreaded KGB secret police for years. What kind of information does the Russians have on our president to make him ignore that investigation is something I for one wonder about.
There is one thing that would put the president in a place where the American people will follow him no matter what. That is going to war with another nation. That could come under his power to call a “national emergency” for something like the border. Is this a test? The time he has as our elected leader should focus on serving the citizens of this country, not to be used at his personal discretion to help both friends and family in various business ventures. The drama continues.