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As I’ve indicated in my book, “From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Our of the Line of Fire”, bullies are masters of deflection, denial, deceit and manipulation; and Trump is playing this to the hilt. Once again, as exposed in this editorial by Charles M. Blow, we see that Trump’s penchant for disruption to the exclusion of reason or possible consequences has reached fever pitch.

As Richard Haass so succinctly tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump is now set for war on 3 fronts: political vs Bob Mueller, economic vs China/others on trade, and actual vs. Iran and/or North Korea. This is the most perilous moment in modern American history — and it has been largely brought about by ourselves, not by events.”

I have been predicting Trump’s systematic unraveling of our democracy prior to his election, and subsequently, to underscore the dire predicament his actions are placing upon the entire world stage.

This is the big leagues, and this little man is feeling the stress and strain of it. The real danger here is his doing something

Given the positions Trump has chosen to put hardliners like Mike Pompeo and John Bolton into, the biggest deflection could be unwarranted military action. That’s the real danger here.

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