The Long Game…

I just realized that I haven’t said anything about what has been going on in the US in a long time. So today, why don’t we take a quick look there?

Trump is surrounded by people who are brought to justice, one way or the other, including Trump’s son-in-law, the White House staff, those who manage and coordinate the election campaign and those who hold crucial positions within the Government. The circle tightens for the US President even though he claims that he has got nothing to do with it whatsoever.

Trump’s daily schedule usually consists of dropping diplomatic clangers, making anti-Muslim comments or sharing posts of the like on his social media accounts. When asked for their opinion on Trump, Republican Senators say, “If I were him I wouldn’t do that”. They try to be politically correct.

I don’t know how much longer Senate Majority Leader McConnell can put up with humiliation and embarrassment tarnishing the Republican Party, to which he devoted a large part of his life. It’s a “long game” indeed, as the title of his book, explains it all clearly. If you are patient enough and work hard, what seems evil may turn out to be a blessing in disguise sometimes. I think American people can stand Trump at least for one term, just like they did with Bush and Obama for two full terms.

The final step has been taken for Senate panel to vote on Jerome Powell for Fed chair. Powell will become Fed chair in a 51-49 vote. However, the result may not be as successful as it was for the tax overhaul bill.

If Senate disapproves the nomination of Powell as Fed chairman, this will be very embarrassing not only to Trump, but also to the Republicans. Obviously, McConnell will have a hard time clearing up the situation.

Nevertheless, an opportunity/a new beginning can be offered to the Republicans just to prevent Trump from harming the party anymore. Maybe that’s the approach we should be taking.