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Are Trump’s detractors preparing ground for Pence presidency?

Are Trump’s detractors preparing ground for Pence presidency?

Are Trump’s detractors preparing ground for Pence presidency?
September 15
23:54 2018

US President Donald Trump’s detractors might be humiliating him in order to prepare the ground for the possibility of a Mike Pence presidency, says Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting former US Secretary of State John Kerry’s attack on Trump.

Kerry on Friday mocked Trump, saying he has the “immaturity of an 8-year-old boy and the insecurity of a teenage girl.”

“He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy — he’s got the immaturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl,” he said in an interview with HBO.

“In the 40s no one criticized FDR for his physical disabilities even if they didn’t like his politics. Just being ‘crippled’ has long been a point of derision for so many decades before and after. But we have always had presidents who have been criticized for personal reasons. In the race between Jefferson and Adams, Adams said of him, ‘a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.’ Attacks on Trump are not new,” Hoenig said.

“What is new is the technology that allows for anyone and everyone to come out publicly to insult him. People within the administration have been quoted as calling Trump an ‘f-ing moron’ and ‘stupid’, and analyses have him speaking at a 4th grade level. He thinks of himself as a ‘stable genius’, whatever that means! Memes in the past have shown George W. Bush to be a child-like idiot, but it just doesn’t seem to have the same weight as all those who say the same of Trump, as even people ensconced in the corporate, military establishment share these same thoughts and are not afraid to broadcast them,” he stated.

“Now we have John Kerry, far more of an intellect than Trump, yet not to discount his war mongering history and support for brutal regimes while Secretary of State. Even mass murderers like Kerry can have a funny side. On the Bill Maher show he lays it on thick, calling him an immature 8-year-old boy with a teenage girl’s insecurities. Admittedly, that’s funny. With Trump’s fist pounding turned into a meme of a child doing so only adds to the ease at which someone like Trump can be targeted,” he noted.

“On the issue of Kerry negotiating the Iran deal and being called out for continuing discussions with Iranian diplomats after his term expired, Trump is once again showing his pettiness and inability to understand the realities of modern day diplomacy and governing.  Kerry, or his writers at least, came up with another funny quip. From going to the Art of the Deal to the art of the squeal, Trump is being given more and more ammunition to feed his own paranoia and narcissism,” the analyst said.  

“One wonders though if Kerry and all of Trump’s detractors are preparing and creating memes and jokes for the possibility of a President Pence. If that were to become a reality, no humor could reduce the severity of the horrors of that scenario,” he concluded.

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