Saturday, November 19, 2016

Trump unfit for this dreadful responsibility

There are many ways to explain with different facts about the man that he is unfit to be POTUS, but there is one way which will scare all of us and most perplexing not enough American voters could decide that it was so.

Read the well repeated facts the Economist shared regarding this buffoon,

 He is, however, notoriously thin-skinned and unable to stop himself responding to any perceived slight with vicious (verbal) attacks of his own. He also revels in braggadocio and is known to be reluctant to take advice. Marco Rubio, a rival for the Republican nomination, questioned whether he had the temperament to be put in charge of the nuclear codes. So did Hillary Clinton. They were right to do so. But it is now Mr Trump, not them, who takes the biscuit.

And the magazine forgot to mention what Obama said about him. His campaign took away his Twitter account because he couldn't control himself. Now you can't take away the biscuit that would launch the nuclear missiles.

This is so dreadful we cope by not thinking about it but who knows in the next few years there would not be scary moments when we are forced to look into the bottomless pit.

This damage to America's credibility is going to be very hard to repair. If you cannot be counted on to put a safe pair of hands to watch over these doomsday weapons, we must figure a way to solve it without you.

Update: Nov 20 8:50 pm

I received this as an email from YouTube and discovered Warren Buffett also identified the nuclear war risk as the defining test why Trump is unfit to be president. I had earlier referred JG to it as well.

Yes, Buffett also offered the same reason I gave too whenever people ask me to defend why Obama is one of their greatest presidents. The American voter is perverse but their founding fathers had expected them to be. However these great men did not think how America would impact the world and us.


  1. Like you, I originally felt strongly that Trump's presidency will be a disaster.

    I'm now not so sure. If Hillary were to have been elected, Congress would be in deadlock again. Nothing gets done. We have email investigations after investigations. The Republicans who control Congress pay no political price for just opposing. The 2018 mid-terms will be extremely unfavorable to Democrats and Hillary will be a major major liability. By 2020 she'll be so politically weakened that Republicans' total control of power would have been inevitable. Its better that Trump is now in charge and if he's as bad as perceived, may the pendulum swing the other way in 2018 and 2020.

    Finally, all of our criticisms of Trump are made from the perspective of someone living outside the USA, especially coming from a country that hugely depends on international trade.

    Here's an insightful interview with Trump's right hand man that shows another perspective worth pondering :
    ""I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," he tells me. "The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over. If we deliver" — by "we" he means the Trump White House — "we'll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we'll govern for 50 years. That's what the Democrats missed. They were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It's not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about."

    "Like [Andrew] Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement," he says. "It's everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Ship yards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement."

    At least with Trump and Republican's total control of power, things finally get done. Tax reform, infrastructure, etc etc. Yes, its going to be brutal especially for the left but the worst that could happen will be that the USA becomes more like Texas, rather than California. That's not half bad, isn't it ? Whether its USA or China, economic and military strength are prerequisites for global projection of power. And look : Canada & Mexico unilaterally said they are "willing to re-negotiate Nafta". (

    As for the international sphere, USA's withdrawal relative to China's increasing assertion is a long term given, whether or not Trump's presidency happened. That's the rebalancing that was going to happen anyway. We just have to adjust to these realities.

    Lastly, notice the tweets Trump has been sending out post election. He's found a way of using social media to directly connect with his base. When there's good news arising out of his efforts, he tweets it to claim credit. Reminds you of KBW or LHL, doesn't it?

    1. Thanks JG that was one lengthy comment. My response is a clip from CNN Money interview with Warren Buffett and he also offered the same reason as my blog post about the job demanding a guy with the right temperament and judgement. See

      Now Buffett was confining himself only to the USA and most of the time I confine myself to Singapore. You have to look after yourself first. Lots of smart people here think globally which is good but you have to come back to Singapore before you finish.