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Donald Trump and “The Perfect Storm”: The Danger of Inaction

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Donald Trump and “The Perfect Storm”
The Danger of Inaction


July 5, 2017

I spoke with a documentary filmmaker once who explained that great tragic stories are often a “perfect storm” of bad decisions in a system that seemingly had been in place to prevent disaster but which ultimately made it inevitable. Donald Trump is that perfect storm.

P20170609AH-0119[1] Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

During the campaign, past Republican Presidents, Presidential nominees, and Secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security refused to endorse him. Conservative newspapers who had not endorsed a Democrat in generations (if at all), warned that Trump was “the most unstable, proudly uninformed, psychologically unfit” nominee and a “danger to the Republic”. Yet he was narrowly elected.

Trump came into office breaking his pledge to separate his business affairs and, like a monarch, proceeded to combine his business and political operations including using his family members…

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