All of us have probably known someone who simply could not leave well enough alone and stop running their big mouth. It’s almost like a sickness, a burning need to get in the last word; a bizarre attempt to believe you’re right if you manage to talk more than your opponent.
President Donald Trump has this malady. He simply cannot shut up. And now some are suggesting it could wind up being his downfall. Republicans are beginning to realize this.
Here’s a perfect example: South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who appeared Sunday on Face the Nation and began by praising Trump.
“The president got elected by being a fighter, a disruptor. I’ve gotten to know the president better. I like him. He’s got a good agenda.”
Problem is, Trump might never get a chance to implement any of that agenda, Graham added:
“But here’s the question. Can you be a street fighter on all things all the time and still be a good president? My advice to the president is every day you’re talking about Jim Comey and not the American people and their needs and their desires, their hopes and their dreams, you’re making a mistake.”
Graham then fretted that if the president would just learn to shut the hell up and let things go, he’d be so much better off:
“But here’s what’s so frustrating for Republicans like me: You may be the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you.”
There it is: the sickness, the need to say more, to go on endlessly about things that would be better if you just moved on and ignored them. But Donald Trump is incapable of doing that. And as Senator Graham suggested, it will probably be the thing that winds up destroying this pathetic little man who got elected with the help of a hostile government.
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