[Ivanka Trump, explaining her duties as White House advisor]
Does anyone in that White House think about what he or she is saying? Do any of them consider the long-range implications of their words … at all… ever?
When someone needs help to ‘see and hear’ or more abstractly, to clearly perceive and interpret reality, it means there is something wrong with that individual. He or she is not able to clearly perceive and process information without assistance. He or she needs help to function. He or she needs an assistance dog or daughter.
Sure, Ivanka’s father can probably tell the difference between a blaring car horn and his I-phone’s ringtone. Sure, he can see a golf ball on the tee. But … can he sort through the conceptual tangles his narcissism and paranoia impose on his view of reality? Not likely.
In my experience, people with narcissistic or paranoid personality are not insightful. They are not able to perceive errors in their thinking or emotional responses. They rely on self-justification, excuses, rationalization, and blaming others.
So while Ivanka slips on the mantel of ‘guide-daughter’ and assumes responsibility for being her father’s ‘eyes and ears’, is she also planning to control his impulses? Is she going to stop him if he starts kissing some diplomat’s wife or makes a grab for her under the table?
Is she going to take his I-Phone from him before bedtime and return it after breakfast?
Exactly how much time is this caretaker role going to consume, she does have her own children to raise. Exactly how far is she willing to go with to keep him out of trouble? And are we, citizens of the United States of America comfortable with that, with knowing that our president’s daughter is in this role and moreover are we okay with knowing he needs her in that role?
The man is a child and an impaired child at that. Yes, he does need someone to interpret the world for him, to read his reports and pre-digest his executive orders and congressional bills. He needs someone to provide him with historic, geographic and international information he’s too lazy or distracted to get for himself. He’s said it himself many times, “I didn’t read it, that’s what they told me.” Isn’t that the real reason his advisors are there? To tell him things? Bannon, Jared, Kellyanne? That’s why they’re all there, to prop him up, feed him information, agree with him, praise him and then tell him what to think. Isn’t that why Fox News is on 24/7?
Yes, he does need a babysitter to grab his hand when it’s wandering in the wrong direction, to grab the phone before he offends our allies or climbs into bed with our enemies. But the very fact that his daughter has been drafted to assume a parental role with the leader of the free world is beyond astounding. It’s catastrophic!
Yet, here we are.
Compound that with this question: Who among our national leadership is going to take this on? Who? I can’t hear you! Where are our truth tellers? Where are our duly elected representatives who are there to protect our constitution, the sanctity of our government?
I’m proud to say here in Maryland we have two excellent Senators Cardin and Van Hollen who do speak the truth. We have a brave representative in Elijah Cummings who is shouting from the rooftops about the multitude of injustices. There are a number of proud, rational Democrats, who stand with them, but they are in the minority.
Folks, this shouldn’t even be a question. Something is drastically wrong in this White House. Politics has changed. You cannot act as if this is politics as usual. It’s not. We are way beyond party loyalty and majorities and minorities. This is about right and wrong. This is about reasonable people making reasonable decisions. This is about reasonable leaders addressing what is happening in this White House, with this bizarre and unconstitutional behavior and doing what is best for our country.