Letter: Competence replaced with lunacy under Trump

Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton to head the National Security Administration must scare even Republicans. It gives the inmates more control over the asylum.

Climate denier Mike Pompeo replaces Rex Tillerman. Warmonger John Bolton replaces H.R. McMaster. Where is Robert Mueller? Could Stormy Daniels or the Playboy model or just one of hundreds of lawsuits against Trump kick off impeachment? If Monica Lewinsky could do it, Stormy can too?

Trump’s lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigned. Nobody wants to be on Trump’s legal team because Trump will lie under oath. Of course he will. For now, Trump remains, despite looming charges, obvious conflicts of interest, nepotism, resignations, firings on Twitter, hirings of Fox News buddies, the daily lies, general chaos, the whole freak show.

When Trump hired Bolton and fired McMaster, he replaced relative competence with complete lunacy. In 2005, Bolton was rejected by a Republican committee to be ambassador to the United Nations. Back then, Bolton didn’t really believe the UN should exist. It’s a lot like our current EPA chief, fossil fuels crony and climate denier Scott Pruitt, who doesn’t really believe the EPA should exist. Donald Trump never believed the Iraq war should have existed, or so he said. In a fit of dementia, Trump hired Bolton, a man who helped lead the attack on Iraq, and who even today thinks Iraq was a great idea. Bolton has argued vehemently for an attack on North Korea and Iran.

Will we even make it to the midterms?

— Ed Schilling, Paradise


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