Trump is not as bad as we expected from his election campaign. He is unbelievably worse.
Trump hit rock bottom with his infantile defence of the most dangerously divisive extremists in US politics. In six months he has inflamed every frozen world conflict that he has addressed and created the worst nuclear tension for 50 years.
Rightly his competence to perform the role of President has been challenged by a Republican Senator. His manic egotism and protozoan intelligence have created divisions where there was harmony reversing the traditional role of a President as the nation's impartial leader and healer.
Can he be removed? Although 40% of the population would like to see Trump impeached, history informs us that this is unlikely. There are ways the powers of those in elected office can be diminished when they behave malevolently. It happens here.
Ostensibly powerful UK ministers, including David Blunkett and Ken Clarke, have complained of rubber levers. They pulled the levers of change and nothing happened. Those with powers to implement, especially the civil servants, the policies gum up the works ensuring no changes.
Trump tweeted that transgender people would not be allowed to serve in US armed forces. The military disagreed. Trump pulled the rubber lever and nothing happened. Trump's promised destruction of Obamacare and wall building policies are on hold. Politicians, the military, industry, commerce the free media and intelligent American opinion have denounced Trump.
Congress and Senate have equal powers to the Presidency. They should assert them and obstruct all of Trump's malign actions.
Sacking of Steve Bennon from his shrinking circle of supporters reinforces the view that he behaves like a petulant child jealous of anyone else getting the limelight. Worse, it could be his addiction to sacking people. On his reality show all those who were sacked would be resurrected with new talent in the new series.
When President Nixon was drinking to excess and babbling inanities his staff removed the nuclear button from him. With luck the sane powers at the White House are thinking on similar lines.