I am having a hard time understanding why 'everybody' seems so willing to accept whatever narrative is presented by an overly sychophantic press as to what Trump is doing or what he intended to do. First and foremost the press lauds Trump faux attack on Syria by 59 cruise missiles that came with a warning allowing the air base and its planes to be evacuated and which did virtually no damage to the base or the runways except to blow up a repair hangar.
The administration 'attacked Syria' said the press almost universally. Trump "...became a president" ran an overly repeated quote of a gushing newsman and others as if by skirting around Congress and our constitution that that conferred some alternative fact presidential legitimacy!
We then drop a very expensive piece of ordinance on some caves in a remote area of Afghanistan and the press again waxes eloquent as to the significance. Hello? These were only caves and a few soldiers but somehow the bombing is being touted as if a major secret underground complex had been targeted.
As if in response to the press making a big deal of Trump's posturing and bombast while sending a carrier strike force to intimidate N. Korea (and their own posturing and bombast), it was let out that Trump had somehow got it wrong as to where the strike force was headed. Australia not being part of Asia even for Trump.
Now everybody is giving Trump his comeuppance and calling him a misinformed boob for his not knowing the real destination of the strike force that was heading towards Australia.
Excuse me everybody but does that seem logical to you? I mean even if the spectacularly incompetent and possibly senile dementia poster boy for great wealth being able to excuse anything (including grabbing incidents), just how likely would it be that our militarized government did not accurately know the location of the strike force at all times?
What the hell is going on? My great fear is that Trump not only has no real clue (neither did another media spawned republican president - Reagan) and worse, is and has been uniformed about many things needed by a president that ... he is just (like Reagan) a mouthpiece whose ego believes himself to be in charge because he takes credit for whatever his subordinates tell him that this or that is what he wants to do. Does Trump suddenly know the details and ramifications of all the policy changes he displays in the royal edicts (presidential findings and executive orders) he keeps signing at record pace? Does Trump know what he is signing?
And one thing more... Trump is running a massive con on America but while he may be manipulated by more knowledgeable subordinates, he, nevertheless, chooses the misdirection of the con sans the pertinent details. Trump may actually want a war but isn't bothering himself too intimately with the details of how we get there. So Trump says one thing and the following week he says the opposite. Trump seems to be dancing around as if unwilling for the world or the citizenry to get a clear look at his presidency.
Was the task force on the way to N. Korea? Maybe it was and it was called 'back from the edge' by a changing situation. Maybe Trump just said what he did while knowing the carrier was indeed heading for Australia.
Maybe Trump simply did get it wrong.
The press needs to ask just how that last could ever happen... because it actually couldn't have happened ...could it?
Exactly who is running things then?