Thursday, March 8, 2018

Our Protectionist President

This week, President Trump announced that he plans to protect American jobs by imposing tariffs on steel, aluminum and, perhaps, other products; oh, and by the way, he wants to gut NAFTA.  As usual, his answer to a complex problem is simple and he doesn't appear to consider the ramifications of his policies.  After all, this is the man who promises to save the coal industry, to wall off the country to keep us safe and to protect school children by arming the teachers.

Unfortunately, Trump's protectionism is selective.  He is not interested in protecting the environment, our National Monuments or the rights of American citizens (unless, of course, they are native-born, white, heterosexual males).

What we really need is to be protected from this impulsive narcissist.  The Republicans are not willing to comply and, unless Robert Mueller sinks his ship, Trump will be around until we vote him out of office.