Yesterday, Donald Trump, the president of the United States (no, really) and a swollen cantaloupe on top of an ill-tailored suit, met with representatives of several organizations who deal with the issue of human trafficking here and abroad. The meeting, we're told, was convened at the behest of Ivanka Trump. It might be something she actually gives a shit about or it might have just been a chance to make her monster of a father seem like something approximating a human.
The event, which was also attended by senior advisers and a couple of members of Congress, didn't receive much coverage because, well, it's hard for anything to break through the chaos of impeachable events that are a daily occurrence in the Trump administration. Yesterday, it was trying to get the FBI to lie to the public.
But Trump's brief remarks at the event are fascinating because, as most of his speeches and remarks do, they offer another glimpse into the depth of delusion and sociopathic behavior that make up Trump's personality. In other words, goddamn, what a fucking crazy-ass idiot.
Here is a topic that should have been a moment where Trump, for five fuckin' minutes, could have shown compassion and understanding. Instead, he demonstrated that he didn't know a goddamn thing about the subject and tried to pretend that he knew it all. "I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking," Trump said. "And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government to the federal and at the federal level, and the other highest levels, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem." As we shall see, the word "horrific" got stuck in his brain.
But just so you know that it's always "America First," motherfuckers, Trump informed us, "It's getting worse and it's happening in the United States in addition to the rest of the world, but it's happening in the United States, which is terrible."
Then Trump, the one-page expert, the man for whom five minutes of study is 4.5 minutes too many, showed us how knowledgeable he is on the subject by acting like a schoolkid asked about the Louisiana Purchase and only able to repeat the words "Louisiana" and "purchase" several times before giving up: " It's really made possible to a large extent, more of a modern phenomenon, by what's taking place on the Internet, as you probably know. Solving the human trafficking epidemic, which is what it is, is a priority for my administration. We're going to help out a lot."
And, as ever with Trump, he said something weird: "'Solve' is a wonderful word, a beautiful word, but I can tell you, we're going to help a lot." The fuck? How is the intrinsic quality of the word "solve" important here? It's the kind of shit rich dumb fucks say that no one will challenge them on because they're rich.
And, as ever with Trump, there was a dig at the Obama administration and an assertion that no problem could ever be helped until he became president: "Dedicated men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time, as you know. A lot of you have been dealing with the federal government and it's been much more focused over the last four weeks -- I can tell you that." You got that, child sex slaves? Even though most of the federal government has no leadership or staff, things are more focused on your problems now.
Trump wrapped up by letting us know, once again, how "horrific" this problem is without mentioning a single word that would tell you that he understands anything more than that something bad is going on: "It's a very, very terrible problem. It's not talked about enough. People don't know enough about it. And we're going to talk about it, and we're going to bring it out into the open and hopefully we're going to do a great deal to help prevent some of the horrific -- really horrific -- crimes that are taking place."
On the sociopath scale, this ranks somewhere below mocking a disabled reporter but just above his golfing hypocrisy. It's got a complete lack of compassion, minor self-aggrandizement (at least he didn't say anything about his electoral college victory), and substantial worthlessness.
By the way, Ivanka might want to tell her dad that those pissing prostitutes in Russia that delighted him so are likely victims of human trafficking.