Trump Accepts Only Blind Obedience

The commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces loves his troops; perhaps because it is his duty, perhaps because he has a disproportionately large number of voters among them. For that reason, Donald Trump gives an especially high amount of money to the military. But the military will be sorry if something doesn’t suit him. During the memorial service celebrating the end of World War I, Trump passed on visiting a cemetery for U.S. soldiers because it was raining. He has also not visited living soldiers on active duty. According to reports, it is too dangerous for him in Afghanistan or Iraq, but that didn’t stop presidents before him.

That doesn’t make the troops happy—and neither does the fact that he excessively rebuked the former commander of elite units for criticizing him. Trump only loves himself, code of honor and duty or not. The U.S. president only accepts blind obedience, he considers anyone that is not for him an enemy. Sooner or later, every one of his perceived enemies has noticed this, whether they be NATO allies, a U.S. attorney general or a press secretary. No matter who, no matter where.

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I have retired after41 years of teaching German in the Philadelphia area - 33 years at a high school and 8 years at a small, private college. I have an M.A. in German and keep my German language skills current by translating.

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