“I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional, and I respect professionals.”

That was Donald Trump’s comment about the death of the highly respected journalist, Cokie Roberts, this week.

I’ve got to hand it to him. Trump is an amazing man, more capable of making himself look as small as a human being can look, seemingly without effort, than anyone I have ever seen.

I think it comes naturally to him

It takes skill to make the death of a woman journalist about whom no one had a bad thing to say, who was universally viewed as the best of the best in her profession, all about yourself.

I, of course, jest, only because you have to laugh at Trump to keep from crying.

He leaves me speechless with just how petty and childish he is.

Which is why I must confess to having no clue why people support him. I wonder if they ever stop to think about what that support says about them.

Trump is the kind of person you wouldn’t even want to have as a neighbor, much less President.

I heard a commentator this week described the Trump’s presidency with three simple words: chaos, corruption, and incompetence.

I can’t think of any words that capture his tenure in office better.

The chaos is so constant that it is emotionally draining us as a nation. What is more, as difficult as it is to imagine, every time we think things cannot get any worse, they do.

But the chaos pales in comparison to the corruption we are witnessing. What can you say about someone who breaks rules, laws, and ethical principles in using the presidency to make money for himself? He has made the unthinkable real.

And now the potential for war with Iran is laying bare the dangers Trump’s ubiquitous incompetence poses to our nation and to the world.

Things are so bad that I am beginning to think thoughts I have resisted until now, that our nation may not be able to recover from the Trump presidency.

If that turns out to be true, future generations will confront first-hand the impact of his years in the White House, whether it be his assault on climate change, economic inequity, racial and social justice, the separation of church and state, the survival of our government, or his corrupting influence at every level of the administrative branch, to name only a few.

They may already be thinking this is their fate, angry as they are beginning to be at older Americans who are letting it all happen, indeed, in many instances, helping it to happen.

They already know what we knew before Trump became President, that his record in business was also shot through with chaos, corruption, and incompetence, yet there were enough foolish Americans to elect him anyway.

I just hope as the future unfolds that they will also know that some of us, in fact, the majority of us, truth be told, tried to prevent Trump from being elected and stood against everything he stood for once he did.

It won’t make their world any better, but it will let them know that many in our generation did care about them and fought on their behalf against formidable odds.