I mean, I’ve already called Trump out for being a dumb fucker. Today, Trump followed through with being a dumb fucker by choosing to have Attorney General Jeff Sessions, flying monkey of the law, formally announce the end of Obama’s DACA program. Here’s the video. You’ll be enraptured, probably.
“We’re gonna treat these kids with a lotta heart.” Yeah. Right. As if giving them a short-term option to live here while tossing their fate to a brain-dead legislature is treating them with heart. Let’s be clear. He didn’t treat them with heart. Is that even making a moral argument at this point? I’m really just saying that he doesn’t even know what the hell he is saying. Fuck. I bet he’s going to ruin my upcoming weekend.
UPDATE: Okay, so now Donald Jerry Trump has issued an edict-via-tweet saying that he will revisit the issue in six months if Congress hasn’t acted.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
This seems like a very intimate question to ask someone. “I would kindly like to ask what the hell is it that you want?”
He seems to not want to alienate his base, while not wanting to be blamed for the deportation of hundreds of thousands of people if congress-almost inevitably-fails. How does he plan to “revisit the issue” but also straddle the line between not being a heart breaker and appeasing the slugs-in-hover rounds that form the pillar of his base?
Look. I’ve been sympathetic up to this point. I’ve avoided calling him a dumb fucker because it seemed like an impolite thing to do. But, now I get the sense that incoherence is being strapped onto cruelty for whatever the fuck reason.
You know they say that one strong sign of creeping authoritarianism is a public obsession with the current leader. He doesn’t need to be a strong leader. He doesn’t need to be not divisive. He just needs to be himself and have an unwavering pillar of support. President Trump has all those things.
The White House released a memo on DACA, advising its victims to make travel plans or other arrangements in case congress doesn’t get its act together. This is starting to seem like cogent advice for citizens in general.