Is Trump a “Rational Actor”?

Over the weekend, I heard once again the term “rational actor theory” in response to Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s launch of a missile.  He has missiles that could reach the U.S., lacking only a nuclear payload and with most people he would be deterred by rationality, knowing that though he could strike a blow on the U.S., the response of the U.S. would be catastrophic for his country.  It would not be “rational” to launch a nuclear missile. But then has anyone outside of North Korea credited Kim Jong Un with rationality?

But, can anyone credit Donald Trump with rationality?  For example, it is so very apparent that Trump is mentally unstable and needs to be removed from office, perhaps by the 25th amendment.  Now imagine how Trump is going to respond if a group of Congressmen/Women begin to approach the subject of removing him from office because of his obvious mental instability.  Think he will respond rationally?  He has not been, is not, and will not be a “rational actor.”

Furthermore, it is a political party of non-rational actors who have put him in power.  Think they would ever address that issue?  No way.  They will blame the Democrats or the media or Obama or Clinton.  Anything but look within at the duplicity, dishonesty, and hypocrisy that has plagued them for decades.

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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos.I have a lovely wife, Claire, and our only children are two lovely dachshunds, Elsa and Ludwig. I have a BA in history/psychology (double major) from Henderson State University and a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have a passion for literature, religion, philosophy....and, in general, the liberal arts.
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