On Thursday, President Trump started off the day with a barrage of early-morning tweets explaining to no one in particular that Puerto Rico is screwed, and that their problems are all their fault. He also warned that at some point soon, his shoddy relief efforts would be coming to an end.
"Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
...accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017
With less than 10% of the island having access to electricity almost a month since Hurricane Maria struck, however, most residents probably don't know their president is discussing with random people on Twitter when he will be abandoning the island's citizens to fend for themselves.
And as horrible as that is, it wasn't even the most surprising or disturbing thing he has said or tweeted or randomly mumbled to himself this week.
Fake news, suppressing freedom of speech, restricting open media, the national debt, football players and night-time talk show hosts...the list of people and events that he has lashed out at recently speaks to a total lack of awareness of who and what a president is supposed to be. The legal lines his statements cross show his contempt for the opinions of those who seek to refute his fallacies with simple facts.
Media outlets around the world continue to show how Trump's reckless words and actions harm global stability. But such reports only lead to bigger temper tantrums and bolder claims from the loud angry entitled man who would name himself king if he could.
Logical assessments, scathing indictments, and passionate pleas all have the same complete lack of effect.
He has cycled through advisers and cabinet members faster than contestants on "The Apprentice," and every Friday he leaves us with a cliffhanger to make sure we tune in next week...even if we don't want to.
The whole world is now a captive audience, and no matter how many poor reviews we write, they seem to have no effect on the star's poor performance.