THE TRUMP DIARIES: (2/20/17) “You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit!”

Mostly, in Japan, the people I speak to ask about the current crisis in the States with warmth, concern, empathy, and sadness.

Last night, a sushi chef began the conversation:”How are things in America?”

I said, “Difficult. It’s a challenge with Trump.”

He said, “It would help if he was nicer.”

Earlier in the day, a businessman I know for many years asked: “How long do you think this will last?”

Remarkably, this is a regime that does not wish to govern broadly, but instead seeks to do away with government, except military and police, and transfer public wealth to private sector.

With regulations removed, the private sector will be free to increase gain, for investors and top employees, while doing away with environmental, consumer, healthcare, and banking laws that served as protections.

Even more remarkably, the regime, made up of Herr Trump and Republican lackeys, do not want to form alliances with anyone who does not agree with their ideology. They do not seek to build trust nor do they believe in compromise.

It’s a pure business model: “My way or the highway.”

But the American public, famously ungovernable, will respond: “You can’t fire me, I quit.”

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