Border Wall Battle Relfects Trump’s Decades-Long Pattern of Childishness

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President Donald Trump’s response to anything negative is to retaliate childishly. The decades-long compulsive behavior of belittling, blaming, finger-pointing, mocking must end. As the commander in chief, he wields the power to disrupt lives in America and abroad.

As a candidate, he mocked a reporter who has palsy. He praised a Senatorial candidate who assaulted a reporter and encouraged his fan base to deal with perceived enemies violently. Instead of displaying the dignity of an adult, much less a presidential prospect, he pushed his childish agenda of lies, violence, and hatred.

The president’s response to Democrats refusal to finance the border wall by shutting down the day after Christmas reflects his typical childish behavior.

He upped the ante when he threatened to close the southern border on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The next day, Trump signed an executive order which froze the pay rate of civilian federal employees. Almost 400,000 of whom are on furlough and 420,000 who are working without pay until the impasse between Congress and the president is resolved.

As a result of the president’s xenophobic policies, migrant families have been separated. Two children in the custody of the U.S. government died. But, of course, this is not his fault. He squarely places the blame on the Democrats.

Any deaths of children or others at the border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a wall, they wouldn’t even try!

President Trump’s Childish Belief He Knows Best Is Detrimental to the Country’s Wellbeing

Not only has Trump been unable to fill essential White House and cabinet positions but the turn over of chief personnel is unprecedented. In the first two years of Trump’s tenure, 41 people left their jobs either by firing or submitting their resignation at the behest of the president.

One of the first fired was James Comey who was unceremoniously dismissed via Twitter. When his first press secretary would not push his far-fetched agenda, he was fired. The most recent cabinet member to quit working at the White House was the Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis.

He did so when contrary to advise, Trump ordered the withdrawal of troops from Seria and Afghanistan in December. He is convinced American presence in these wars costs too much.

President Trump’s Obsession With Conspiracy Theories Is Another of His Childish Behaviors

It seems that no matter the topic or audience, Trump has an opinion. He sees himself as an intelligent man whose thoughts and opinions are more important than any others. Creating conspiracies then spreading them as fact has been a successful scheme for him.

The insistence that former president Barack Obama was not a native-born American began well before his presidential bid and continues even his tenure ended. It was a seemingly random but strategic comment made to a reporter grew into a fervor. Then, during his own campaign, Trump childishly blamed Hillary Clinton for starting the rumor.

He continues to spread the conspiracy diatribe against major news organizations, which he calls fake news outlets. Whenever any news reporter writes anything negative about Trump, his administration, or family they are lying, according to the president’s most frequent complaint. He contends they spread unfounded lies that he does not deserve.

President Trump Uses Twitter to Condemn “Haters and Fake News Media”

Over the New Year’s holiday, Trump decided to remain in the capitol instead of joining his wife and son at Mar-a-Lago. He claimed he was waiting for Congress members to return so that they could hash out the unresolved budget issue.

In the meantime, he posted a tweet in all caps which began as a New Year’s wish. However, Trump’s childish behavior reared its ugly head when he added “haters and fake news media.” In the post, he further claimed that “2019 will be a fantastic year for those not suffering from Trump derangement syndrome.” Naturally, he advised everyone to “just calm down and enjoy the ride.” For some reason, he continues to proclaim “great things are happening for our country!”

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources:

CNN: Trump issues executive order freezing federal workers’ pay in 2019
The Washington Post: Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.
The New York Time: Trump Blames Democrats Over Deaths of Migrant Children in U.S. Custody
The New York Times: You’re Hired! You’re Fired! Yes, the Turnover at the Top of the Trump Administration Is … “Unprecedented.”
CBS News: Trump tells “haters” to “calm down and enjoy the ride” in 2019

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