as I am not an American, but of Swedish descent and nationality, I do for obvious reasons not really know what is the correct manner of addressing a President Elect, but I believe I am not to far off the mark with “Mr. Trump”. But lest I cause offense, I apologize aforehand for any unintended faux pas I may be guilty of.
It might be presumptuous of me, but I would like to offer You some hands-on advice from my viewpoint as an insignificant nobody skulking out in a Scandinavian nowhere. And I’ll get to that in due time, but bear with me if I’m somewhat tedious; I do want to fill in some of the background pixels to my advice.
I have followed Your rise through the election process to Your current position with great interest, and no small amount of delight, and as part of that I’ve written a series of posts, but sorry to say, they are in Swedish so won’t be of much interest to You (though, if You’d actually like to read them, I would, as a translator by profession, gladly tender You an offer to render them in comprehensible English that you’d hardly be inclined to refuse, at least not on economic grounds. Just sayin’.)
The first time I ever became aware of Obama was when he was running against Hillary Clinton to be the democratic candidate in 2008. My instant impression was that here we had a balloon of hot air, the snake-oil salesman with a shiny toothpaste grin and equally cindered heart. Nothing that’s happened since have disabused me of that initial impression. But, I did believe he would largely be a lame duck silently fading away in the fogs of history after his first term. Alas, there I was proven wrong. And recent events truly scares the bejesus out of me. The lunatic seems hellbent on driving the world down the abyss in a “glorious” burst of mushroom clouds. Now, when he really is supposed to be a lame duck, he choose to step up the game to a blistering level. Whether he simply maliciously and spitefully tries to obstruct Your assumption of power, or whether he truly intends, like another “great” statesmen, to drag all his country-men down with him in radioactive annihilation, i wouldn’t dare venture a bet on either way.
I do remember the double-punch knockout he delivered with his birth-certificate and Usama bin Ladens death, and I beg all patriotic American to forgive me, but I think that was all a load of crap and nothing but a brilliantly devised and executed PR-number. That was a stroke of genius. If Obama aspired to be a shining star at the pinnacle of PR heaven, he certainly has succeeded in that respect.
If there still will be a world there to remember his stunts. It is still 3 weeks until Your inauguration, and I’m frightened to my core of what further moves he might put into play. But I do wonder if I will ever get the chance to experience my next birthday. (Which by the way is July 3, thanks for asking, I never understood why you Americans insists on celebrating it one day to late.)
Be that as it may, I did promise You some hard advice, so here we go:
First of all, as I’m sure You’re aware of, the sleazebag (pardon my French) Obama has with all certainty booby trapped the office. I do doubt they’d pull off a JFK on You, that’s a trick that don’t bear repeating to often, but I suspect You might find Yourself impeached before You’d have a chance to sign Your second executive order, unless You’re careful. Do all You can do to avoid giving them an excuse to pull the legal stuff on You. I’m thinking of deals that might be construed having been struck to line Your own business pockets. These accusations will surely arise, just make sure they’re impossible to substantiate. So keep Your nose clean, the ship taught and the course on the strait and narrow.
Now, I understand that Obama has put You between a rock and a hard place when You assume office. I guess You’ve probably already figured out a strategy to handle the rift Obama might have managed to cause between You and Congress. So, for what it’s worth, first of all You, of course, should have a nice little comfy chat with Mr. Putin and get things sorted out between the two of you so you’re level and on the same page. Then investigate the bejesus out of Obama. The man doesn’t have a skeleton in his closet. He’s, at a minimum, hiding a whole graveyard. Dig up all the murky bones that there’s to find and then haul his sorry black ass off to a suitable prison where he can contemplate his sins and do some black soul-searching for the remainder of his life. Guantanamo Bay will do nicely. By then You’ll have Congress fully on Your side so You can undo and disarm the political minefield that Obama has left in his wake. And I and the rest of the world can hopefully sigh in relief and get a good nights sleep.
I agree fully with Nigel Farage:
Pleased to see a mature response from Putin. A @realDonaldTrump presidency can't come soon enough.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 30, 2016
And please, Mr. Trump, come true on your promise and put the IPCC insanity where it belongs, six feet under. That’s probably the best you can do to turn the ship against the dismal current tide and give humanity a chance to a lasting future of prosperity. Make 2017 a year to remember with joy.
Rootin’ for Ya
Anders “Dolf” Ericsson
©2016 Anders ”Dolf” Ericsson. Alla rättigheter förbehållna.
ps. The Swedish Prime Minister says ”Hello” as well