Trump, America’s problem.

The rest of the world is just annoyed. Canadians are thoroughly pissed. If Donald Trump is America’s problem, why are the rest of us having to deal with it? We never wanted Trump, we never asked for Trump. Why is he spending so much time telling us alternately that he loves us and then that he hates us?

It is simply not fair. Pierre Trudeau once explained that living next to America is like sleeping with an elephant. He explained that no matter how friendly and even-tempered the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. While Mr. Trump might not be a beast, he is definitely not always friendly nor is he even tempered.

In fact, Trump is erratic. His mood swings are down-right dangerous.

Over my lifetime to-date, I have spent a great deal of time in the United States. I have relatives in the U.S.A. and have worked with American companies and clients and government agencies. I have even enjoyed driving holidays through many states. I mention this not to ingratiate myself but to explain that it has not been just a few times that I have heard that particular American mantra: It’s not my problem.

I have heard that said in many ways and in different accents from the Black Hills to the Bayou, from Independence Hall to the Hollywood Hills. Sure, I have heard it in many other countries but it is endemic in America.

Well, Trump bloody well is America’s problem. And they had better do something about it. At one point the silly ass was going to sling intercontinental missiles across the Pacific with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. He was poking a strange snake with a stick to see if it was dangerous.

And I do not care if he does not like Mexicans or Muslims. If he cannot be civil to people, cut off his tweeting privileges. We teach children not to bully. How did dumb Donald get missed? Despite his wife’s stupid coat, people do care. Not all Americans are the ignorant trash that travel the Trump trail.

Americans can vote this November for a new House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. Get rid of the gun-loving yahoos and holy hypocrites and you might have a chance to control the idiot in the White House.

You cannot continue to let Trump trash the reputation of America around the world.

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