Today is a sad day for the United States of America. After eight years of a President who is arguably the most poised, dignified, decent, and respectful person to have ever held the office, the position will be assumed by an arrogant narcissist whose behavior is best described as irrational, bullying, sociopathic, and bordering on (or crossing the border beyond) psychopathy.
It is entirely possible, though improbable, that some of Trump’s policies will have positive effects on the economy or on some other aspects of American life. But I am deeply concerned that the damage he does to America’s standing in the world and the damage his personality does to the sense of who we are as Americans will irrevocably harm this country for generations to come; perhaps forever. Trump is a carnival barker, a con man whose need to feed his fragile self-esteem far exceeds any modest interest he may have in furthering the interests of the American people.
If there is any justice in the world, Trump’s time in office will be cut very, very short. Whether through impeachment, resignation, or some other means of removal, I hope justice prevails.