Donald Trump assumed the presidency with the bases loaded, the Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress, and even though he was a political neophyte he was confident that his team would be hitting legislative victories out of the park all year long.
But since day one the Trump administration has been mired in corruption, dysfunction and infighting, and as the year comes to a close Trump`s disastrous Tax plan is his only major legislative victory.
In his final Cabinet meeting of 2017, Trump bragged about the many historic accomplishments of his inaugural year. He then turned the mic over to Vice President Mike Pence, and instead of injecting a little bit of truth he praised his boss to high heaven.
Pence peppered his speech with so many “congratulations” and “thank yous” that any other president would have been so embarrassed that he would interrupted his sycophantic praise. But of course Trump expects and encourages such extravagant praise from his subordinates.
If you had just woken up after a year-long coma, and heard Pence`s remarks you would have thought that Trump has surprised everyone, and turned into a Lincolnseque statesman.
Unfortunately, the truth is that history books will record that the first year of the Trump administration was an unmitigated disaster.
All year long Pence has cleaned up after his boss, after every intemperate remark and vulgar tweet, he has attempted to spin Trump`s toxic comments into pearls of candor and wisdom.
Bottom line: Trump is a racist and misogynist buffoon and Pence is a spineless coward, and I implore Congress to impeach and remove from office both of these clowns.
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