Whisky Tango Foxtrot!*

If you’ve landed here for a review of the film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the 2016 film, I’m sorry you’re out of luck (note the different – Scottish – spelling of whisky, in a bid to distance this post from the film)

No. Although it could be likened to a film, perhaps a disaster movie, even perhaps in the genre of apocalyptic, this is about the real life nightmare that is Drumpf.

I’m not going to use his real name; I don’t respect him enough for that, so I’m using his apparent family name, as it was when they arrived in the U.S as immigrants. Oh the irony.

Anyway, the reason for the title is because I, and probably a few others, at least once a day are exclaiming “WTF?!?!”

And I’m not going to talk about the vileness he spewed on the run up to the election, his lies, his calling people names which is frankly just rude, or that he couldn’t debate if his very bad hair was on fire. okay… I talked about it a little…

And I’m not here to talk about the fact that he ‘won’ the election, well – the Electoral College at least. He didn’t win the popular vote which is very fitting.

No. I’m here to say “WTF?!?!” to the U.S government and its handling of the tiny handed orange man child since the election.

I thought that ALL presidential candidates were pushed to release information, ya know… things like tax returns. It may not be law, but it appears to be protocol. Why isn’t Drumpf being held to account?

I have heard that there are allegedly many lawsuits against the person that is now president. Why isn’t he being held to account?

I have heard that he is allegedly hawking his wares. Ya know… of the businesses he is supposed to no longer be attached to? Allegedly pushing foreign diplomats to stay at his hotels? Why isn’t the REST OF GOVERNMENT stopping this? There IS a conflict of interests, and you SHOULD BE doing something. If nothing else, this is going to be the grubbiest presidency of all time. You are allowing a ‘For Sale’ sign to hang over the U.S.

I have heard that he is still using an unsecured mobile phone (probably because the secure phone is larger and he would struggle, with his tiny hands) when others have not been allowed to. Why isn’t Drumpf being made to do as his better predecessors have done?

U.S departments are being censored. Why isn’t Drumpf being held to account?

Look, I know the Republicans will just be happy to have your person in power, but are you really so weak and sycophantic that you will let him ride roughshod over the sanctity of the institution that is supposed to SERVE THE PEOPLE??

Make him wave when he reaches the top of air force one, make him turn in his phone, and while you’re at it STOP HIM TWEETING, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS SANE!!

Make him treat departments with respect, respect for the knowledge that they so clearly have and that he so clearly doesn’t.

Commit to transparency. It’s been a week, and we could be hearing about North Korea when we hear of media blackouts, censorship, and propaganda.

In short, remember the tag line of an old Pirelli Advert…

Power is nothing without control.

And your supreme leader is out of control.

 

 

*I know I don’t live in the U.S, but a lot of people I love do, and what Drumpf is allowed to get away with for the next four years may well affect the rest of the world, so I’m having my say. Well, a little… I could go on for hours.

 

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot!*