A hundred days in America.

Marking his first 100 days in office, U,S. President Donald Trump told the media that he thought the job as president was easier. It is an admission that he has neither the training, nor experience nor temperament to handle the position. He has proved to the world that he is incapable of doing the job.

While marking the accomplishments of the first 100 days in office worked well for President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of the Depression, nobody was eager for the actions of Donald Trump. It was a different time with different concerns. In a period of economic recovery, Trump’s attempts at imperial rule are counter-productive.

His actions in regards to the Middle East encompass bigotry, ignorance and none of the desired consequences. His executive orders fly in the face of his legal capabilities and cause little more than chaos.

His twits to the Trump troops cause confusion and consternation as a new news system supplants the more ordered news patterns of the past. It has become mantra that Trump lies, his press secretary lies and Trump’s media supporters lie. We all have our own truth.

What Trump does not understand is that the presidency is a responsibility, not a triumph. Even President Eisenhower let the job interfere with his golf.

Trump also fails to understand that the role requires that he calm the concerns of the world, not cause constant consternation.

Maybe the Chinese thought he was running a ruse in asking them to intervene with North Korea. The problem is that Trump has no idea of how to handle a lunatic such as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

But then he is just as clueless when it comes to America’s friends. He has spent more than a year now vilifying the Mexicans. To turn and piss off the Canadians at the same time will go down as a classic in bad international relations. Any general can tell him if you want to win, you do not try to fight on two fronts at the same time.

Hell, Trump is not just a bad president. Neither Canada nor Mexico wants Trump’s America as a neighbour. What have been amicable relations for the past 100 years, Trump has destroyed in his first 100 days.

Neither the Canadian nor Mexican leaders have been saying very much but they are well aware of the anger that is building among their citizens.

Another 100 days like the first 100 and Canada and Mexico will build their own damn walls.

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