Even if we are in pretty good health and have some money saved up, Trump acts as if he can take our friends, cousins, and our children hostage to his whims, and then we’ll give him what he wants. What he wants is always the same: we bow down to his royal self and praise his wisdom and benevolence.
We really can’t afford to do what he wants, or treat him as if he is a serious person, let alone an honorable and authoritative figure. I don’t expect him to be an expert on health care policy, but is it too much to ask that a president not act first and foremost out of obvious malice? I don’t expect him to know that there is no president of the Virgin Islands other than him, but it would be great if he didn’t treat American citizens as disposable losers less than a month after they got flattened by two hurricanes. But it looks like anything that gets in the way of Trump indulging himself in the pleasures of the thug life is going to fall by the wayside.