Why Can’t Trump Admit He Was Mistaken?

Our government is wasting so much time and money currently because Trump cannot utter these simple words, “I made a mistake.”  He foolishly accused Obama of wire-tapping Trump Towers and he could have simply avoided the word “mistake” and  simply reported, “I misspoke in last night’s tweet.” One might argue, “Oh, come on guys.  Drop it.  There are more important things going on in the world than a silly little tweet.”  I’m sure that is what most of his die hard supporters think.  But the problem is that Trump lies so often, and so brazenly, that he has no credibility and his staff has the impossible task of covering up his daily gaffes, lies, and nonsense.

The issue is character.  Trump has consistently demonstrated over the course of his life a lack of character and Republicans have put him in office knowing that and now don’t have the courage to set firm limits for him.  Republicans are trapped in a Trumpian monster that they have spent decades creating and now has finally found expression at the top of their party in Trump himself.  But they too suffer from the same character flaw and can’t admit “I made a mistake” and intervene to remove him from office.

Trump is an embarrassment to his family, the Republican Party, and to this country.  But removing him from office would involve soul-searching for us all and that is too painful. And avoidance of “soul-searching” is what most people rely on their religion for!

ADDENDUM—This is one of three blogs that I now have up and running.  Please check the other two out sometime.  The three are: 

https://wordpress.com/stats/day/literarylew.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/anerrantbaptistpreacher.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/theonlytruthinpolitics.wordpress.com

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A CAVEAT–Speaking of “making a mistake”, I’m sorry for the incredibly garbled sentence in the opening paragraph of yesterday’s post.  The irony was apparent even to me as in criticizing obfuscation I was demonstrating verbal obfuscation at its finest!

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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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