Sunday, November 13, 2016

Donald Trump's First 100 Day: "The Five Whys Of The Trump Surprise" - MORE UPDATES

Sudden shocking events usually have deep roots. The roots aren’t obvious in the immediate aftermath of the crisis when everyone is still figuring out what happened. The election of Donald Trump is no exception. How could a man whom a majority of the electorate saw as mentally, morally and temperamentally unfit to lead the country be elected president of the United States of America, with vast powers that could create national and international havoc?

The fact that Trump himself has managed to “act presidential” with the help of a teleprompter for several days since the election has given heart to the stock market, which has soared to new highs in a kind of post-electoral euphoria. Yet three days of “teleprompter Trump” is slender evidence when compared to sixteen months of watching “campaign Trump” respond to the pressure of tough questions and real events.

Already the forces of normalization are turning the candidate into a president to whom deference is owed. Already Trump’s supporters are suggesting that all is well and are questioning the propriety of even asking for the meaning of his statements made in the course of the campaign. It thus seems like a good time to understand in more depth how this strange event could have happened. Read More

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