Trump hasn’t tripped up enough on his trip to blow up the world — yet

Wonders never cease, I guess.

Donald Trump is on his first overseas trip as president and astonishingly, the world still is spinning on its axis.

I haven’t felt the globe wobble in the least so I guess it’s not about to blow up.

Trump went to Saudi Arabia and went moderate on the Muslims. I guess he forgot to bring along his campaign rhetoric. Or there was no room on Air Force One to pack his bully pulpit.

He was in Israel today and the education of our neophyte president continues.

The guy who once said that “peace in the Middle East is not as difficult as people have thought” now says “I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all.”

You don’t say. Who knew?

Granted, we should not have Great Expectations of Trump. This is the same guy who also said “Who knew that health care was so complicated?”

Everybody but you, Donald.

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Trump fires Comey, making Uncle Sam weep

President Donald “The Executioner” Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the election that sent him to the White House.

Not to get into politics, but don’t you wish it could have been the other way around?

Firing Comey can be summed up in five letters — PURGE.

Trump may have more warts than a witch, but give the guy credit: He hates losing. Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss.

Of course, Trump never has had a boss. Which is why he acts more like a dictator than a president.

The thin of skin tend to pout and sulk after having been strafed or even perceiving to having been strafed. But often they also tend to respond with seething I’ll-show-him passion.

Which, in a nutshell, is Trump firing Comey.

Welcome to the New America!

GOP House bill shifts the healthcare cost from the wealthy and healthy to the non-wealthy and unhealthy

I suspect you’ve seen this even more than a Geico commercial: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

To be more specific, it’s good to be rich and it sucks to be not rich.

Thursday’s 217-213 vote in the House to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the Republicans’ new healthcare plan constitutes one of the largest wealth transfers in history from the poor and middle class to wealthy Americans.

Hopefully the Senate rewrites the hell out of this legislation. If not, the non-Trumps and non-Rockefellers among us are getting the pudding pounded out of us.

The House bill further exacerbates economic disparities in our country. Even worse, the health of our nation will likely decline from its already perilous state, as far fewer Americans will have adequate health insurance.

I thought Obamacare sucked but this is much worse because it’s pure napalm and tabasco sauce for all of us who don’t light our Cuban cigars with $100 bills.

To be clear, this bill does nothing to improve the health of Americans. Nor does it reduce the staggering cost of health care, or lessen its inexorable rise.

The likelihood is that the overall health of our citizens will get worse, especially among those who cannot afford the full coverage they have today, including a large proportion of Trump voters.

All the bill accomplishes is to shift the burden of paying for health care from the wealthy and healthy to middle class and unhealthy citizens.

If you are not a regular dinner companion of the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago,  then I suggest you pour yourself a stiff one.

Make it a double.

What the hell, leave the bottle.