By Arlen Grossman
The pressure is building up around Donald Trump. As I write this, today was full of disturbing news for the president (as well as most of us). The Dow plummeted over 700 points, his lead lawyer stepped down, he is being sued by several women, as well as by attorneys general for two states over violations of the emoluments clause in the Constitution.
Events are moving swiftly, and Trump surely feels it. Robert Mueller might be near interviewing the president and finishing his investigation, Meanwhile, White House personnel are dropping like flies. His modest approval ratings are at risk.
So what is a beleaguered president to do? For Donald Trump, it means getting rid of any of his remaining moderate, experienced staff, and replacing them with extremist nutcases that he admires from watching cable news shows, especially on Fox News. Ultra conservative Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, Torture Queen Gina Haspel for CIA, and warmonger John Bolton for National Security Advisor are recent presidential picks. As Mueller moves forward, Trump keeps shuffling his lawyers, and brings in Fox TV conspiracy wacko Joseph diGenova,
Maybe bombing North Korea and/or Iran will boost his popularity, he probably thinks. Saner heads know it will lead to disaster. His tweets are compulsive, mistake-filled rantings of a deranged leader. His paranoia and persecution complex is escalating.
Fasten your seat belts, America, a very bumpy ride is ahead.